Cranbrook is about an hour's drive north of Albany. It also just 10 kilometres from the Stirling Range National Park and makes an excellent base for exploring this picturesque area. Wildlife is plentiful in the national park including; parrots, wedge tail eagles, kangaroos and wallabies.
Cranbrook is in a rich agricultural farming area, deriving its main income from sheep, wool and grain. More recently vineyards have been established in the Frankland area. During September and October each year, a display of almost 350 species of wildflowers growing in the district can be viewed, along with paintings and some local crafts.
Lakes in the area offer the visitor swimming, water-skiing and picnic areas. Head up to Surkey's Hill lookout for expansive views of rural farmland, lakes and the Stirling Ranges. Cranbrook offers hotel, farm stay, bed and breakfast and caravan and camping accommodation.