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Albany's Historic Whaling Station

81 Whaling Station Rd, Frenchman Bay, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
+61 8 9844 4021
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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 learn the stories of the men and women whose livelihood depended on Australia’s whaling industry. There are a variety of activities to experience and see such as short films within the converted whale oil tanks, a giant blue whale skeleton display, precious scrimshaw art, and a world-renowned marine animal art collection. You may even climb aboard the Cheynes IV, the world’s only preserved Whalechaser ship. Afterwards, relax in a cafe overlooking one of Albany’s most picturesque bays and enjoy free BBQ facilities in a beautiful Regional Wildflower Garden. Last entry 4.15pm daily. Open 7 days, only closed Christmas Day (25th Dec).
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81 Whaling Station Rd, Frenchman Bay, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
+61 8 9844 4021
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Boy, has admittance to the Whaling Station gone up. Who can afford $32.00 for adults and a small about of a few dollars taking off for Senior Citizens? Have been before so not worth going in again for that price. Gift shop was great and...More

1  Thank SamandTassie2014
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Attended Dec 2016 with fam, 4 adults and 2 kids. Very enjoyable, and informative. Guided tour was great, well paced and plenty of time to explore at own pace after

1  Thank Cameron B
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We visited Albany Whale world in Dec 2016, out of school season. It was interesting, but VERY over price, $75 for a family pass. The guy on the ship was a character, a great asset.

Thank arthurtanti
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Good to visit at least once. Plenty to see. Good guides. Plenty of information. Nice cafe to top off your tour.

Thank Marilyn C
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Wow! An incredible insight into the whaling industry of days gone by. The collection has been organised utilising resources through clever innovation! Love that the tanks are now theatres! Bill was the highlight of our trip! He was informative, patient & engaged our children so...More

Thank Jacqueline W
Reviewed 16 December 2016

This was good value for money with so much to see. Loved looking at old pictures of my uncles who worked there. Felt quite emotional to be there where so much blood was shed. Love whales and so happy this is a thing of the...More

Thank 41karyn
Reviewed 16 December 2016

A well presented story of life for whalers, the whales and sharks. Proof that we have a lot to learn. Credit to those who brought about the ban on hunting.

Thank david g
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Dropped by during our short trip to Albany. $64 for my wife and I to visit the Whaling Station because it is bundled with a bunch of other activities. Our toddler was free but we couldn't warrant the investment.

Thank topbloke87
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Extremely glad to have had this opportunity to learn about the whaling history within Australia and specifically in Albany. The free guided tour (approx 30 minutes), commencing on the hour, is an excellent introduction to the facility and allows you to understand the full workings...More

Thank Emanpee
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We enjoyed our visit. Learned a lot about the history of whaling in the area. If you are squeamish, we don't recommend this visit but if your aren't, you will learn a lot of stuff you probably never heard before. Recommended for those who are...More

Thank PattiM13
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Any entrance fee?
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
How long do you need to visit please?
15 January 2017|
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Response from DiscoveryBayAU | Property representative |
Most guests spend 2 - 3 hours exploring the Historic Whaling Station. We run guided tours on the hour from 10am to 3pm each day and run for 40 minutes. The majority of the site is self-guided with four movie theatres, many... More
Is the experience substantially wheelchair accessible?
27 April 2016|
Response from DiscoveryBayAU | Property representative |
Hi greywolfSydney, yes our site is almost completely wheelchair and pram accessible. The only part of the site which is not is inside the Cheynes IV Whalechaser, which has stairs and ladders for access as it is an original... More