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Albany's Historic Whaling Station

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Albany's Historic Whaling Station Admission Ticket
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Albany's Historic Whaling Station Admission Ticket
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Spend a day exploring the world’s only complete whaling station tourism attraction and gain fascinating insight into Albany’s colorful past. Join a 40-minute guided tour (operating on the hour from 10am to 3pm daily) or follow informative trails to...more
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81 Whaling Station Rd | Torndirrup, Great Southern Region, Western Australia, Frenchman Bay, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
+61 8 9844 4021
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A really complete experience, we hadn’t realised how much of the process occurred within the station which mean there was a lot kore to it than just the whaling. The use of the tanks to make theatres was brilliant and the movies were informative without...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very interesting place with great free tours. The cafe within the station is great too (delicious fish burgers)..

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first came here in 1986 and it is a very different experience now. The multitude of well kept displays and films to be watched makes for an enjoyable half day experience. Catch the guided tour that runs on the hour to get an insight...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cafinator
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant location. Guided tours every hour on the hour. Need to do it as wondering round on your own would be nothing. Hesitated about $32 a head or $29 for seniors but we need these places to stay open. Don’t miss the movies.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mariannes282
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Priced at $32 entry pp we thought it was too expensive as many couples around us thought. Hence we can’t offer any accurate critique on the place. However the location is attractive and the cafe and gift shop are well supported.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank yneverknow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's nice to find an Australian tourist attraction which is being well maintained and continually improved. The equipment, including the whaler, all seem ready to go back into operation. There's plenty to see and while it represents an unpalatable past whaling is a big part...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Colin582
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started our experience here with a tour by a very patient young woman who told us all the wonderful info about what used to go on at the Whaling Station (must have really stunk back then!!). But then you can go on and see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 2Ad2Ch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A thoroughly enjoyable trip around Australia's last working whaling station which ceased whaling in 1978. An informative tour around the site, a 3D video about whales in the theatre, stories from ex whalers on video and freedom to wander around one of the last whaling...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank streetcov
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s been nearly 20 years since I last visited this place. Many things have changed, and while the prices have gone up ($32 pp), so have the attractions, and the way they’ve been presented. A 3D cinema presentation on Whales, a interesting holographic supported story...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 520erwins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived early which is a good idea as later on coaches arrive with school kids etc. Spent three and half hours there including coffee from the cafe overlooking the bay. There's so much to see. They have one of the original whaling ships on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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16 May 2018|
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Response from DiscoveryBayAU | Property representative |
Hi Ozzie, Yes, the local taxi companies can transport you to the Historic Whaling Station. There are no public transport options. Local tour operator Busy Blue Bus have an Albany Whale tour which includes transport and... More
20 September 2017|
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Response from Dan L | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen pets inside the complex. I'm not sure if they are not allowed or that people simply do not bring them. Personally, I would not consider the area as suitable for pets. You can phone the Whaling Station... More
30 April 2017|
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Response from DiscoveryBayAU | Property representative |
Hi chc137, yes there is an entrance fee to explore our site, please visit our website for full list of entry pricing. Most guests spend 2 - 3 hours exploring the Historic Whaling Station, plus another 45 minutes to 1 hour in... More