From AUD $120.00
  • Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Albany, WA
  • Product code: FOLDINE

In 1914 over 41,000 Australian  and New Zealand troops  amassed in a convoy  of over 40 ships in the  protected waters  of  King  George  Sound,  Albany as they awaited their  departure to the battlefields of  Europe  in the  First World War.   For many, Albany  was their  last experience  of Australian soil.

Today the award winning, state-of-the-art, National Anzac Centre remembers the stories of the men  and women who  left  from Albany  and went  on to become  what  is now one of the most significant stories in Australia’s short history as a nation, the story of the ANZACs.   The precinct surrounding the  National Anzac Centre is home  to the  Princess Royal Fortress,  Australia’s first federal defence  garrison, gun embattlements and scenic lookouts, developed to immerse visitors in the  Anzac  legend,  whilst  creating  an intimate connection to this  special place. 

Start your cultural pilgrimage with an afternoon visit to the National Anzac Centre, guests then make their own way to the Field of Light; Avenue of Honour exhibit.

Inspired by Albany’s incredible ANZAC Heritage, acclaimed UK artist, Bruce Munro, has created an ephemeral art exhibit featuring 16,000 glass spheres on slender stems planted  along the Avenue of Honour at Albany Heritage Park, illuminating the tree-lined path, like wildflowers after rain.

Our tour will take visitors to the summit  of Mt Clarence, where  guests experience a self-guided walking tour of the  ANZAC monuments including the location of Australia’s first Anzac Dawn Service Mass.  Discover Albany’s amazing stories and view the panorama of King George Sound at sunset, imagining the departure of the ANZAC fleet.    As our coach leaves Mt Clarence at dusk, guests will experience  the panoramic  view of the Field of Light; Avenue of Honour exhibit, before alighting for a self-guided walk, immersed  in the cascading  panorama of 16,000 lights whilst descending through the exhibit, like a field of wildflowers amongst native Australian trees.

A delicious  dining experience  awaits at Garrison Restaurant and Bar, located  next to the National Anzac Centre. Located in the original Quartermasters store, the restaurant enjoys beautiful views over King George Sound, and is renowned for serving the best of the Great Southern’s seasonal produce.

Prices include admission fees to the National Anzac Centre, the Field of Light Sunset Panorama tour and a shared tasting menu of premium Great Southern produce at The Garrison restaurant, located in the National Anzac Centre precinct. One commemorative ‘ANZAC Stories' DVD is included per
family group.