AT’s guide to the best cheap accommodation for summer and Christmas holidays

Albany

Why do we rate it?
Rugged coastline and a dramatic convict past gives this town a point of difference.

Where is it?
417km south-east of Perth, it’s a 5hr 30min drive on the Albany Highway.

Where to stay
Middleton Beach Holiday Park has deluxe spa villas for couples wanting something a bit spesh, or two-bedroom ensuite cabins, chalets or camping sites. Chalets and B&Bs back from the beach are plentiful. Try B&B by the Sea for balcony seaviews or heritage-styled Vancouver House.

How much is it?
Middleton Beach Holiday Park deluxe spa villas are $300 a night, sleeping four; two-bedroom cabins are $180. B&B by the Sea rooms are $160 a night for two people including breakfast and Vancouver House has queen rooms for $105 a night for two.

Availability
Middleton Beach has limited availability at Christmas; B&Bs get busy in the first week of January.

What to do
Walking along the coastline is a great way to experience this town. Stop by Muttonbird Island before heading to Whale World, Albany’s Whaling Museum. Learn more about the town’s interesting history at the Princess Royal Fortress Museum. The Lake Seppings bird walk is great for bird lovers.

Contact
Middleton Beach Holiday Park //
28 Flinders Pde.
(08) 9841 3593; holidayalbany.com.au

Vancouver House //
86 Stirling Terr.
(08) 9842 1071; vancouverhousebnb.com.au

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