Albany Windfarm

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Albany Wind Farm


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Sand Patch Road, Albany

The Albany wind farm consists of twelve 1800kW wind turbines connected to the Albany electrical system and control network. The turbines are ENERCON E66 machines from Germany and were installed by Enercon Power Corporation, an Australian Company. The turbines have a 65m tower and three 35m long blades, making them one of the biggest available in the world at that time, and the largest to be installed in the southern hemisphere. The turbines operate automatically, with the three blades adjusted to maximise power output from any wind direction or strength. They have been designed to withstand the strongest winds likely in Albany and incorporate special lightning protection. The Albany Wind Farm, which officially opened in October 2001, was ten years in the planning. - courtesy

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Great free attraction

We called into see this on the way back from Whaleworld and we're glad we did. It is free and a short and manageable walk to the various viewing platforms. You can stand right underneath one of the windmills which gives you an idea of their size and power. Great views across the ocean, great information boards. Kids found it very interesting. Pram friendly. Public toilets. Well worth it.

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April, 2016
I visited with kids aged:
  • 6-9 years
  • 10-14 years
I would recommend for kids aged:
  • 0-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-9
  • 10-14
  • 15+
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Australia and New Zealand

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  • Possible to bring your own food
  • Pram friendly
  • Room to move and play

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Free entry for all the family
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