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Albany's Historic Whaling Station

Visit the only complete whaling station tourism attraction in the world! Albany’s Historic Whaling Station was the last operating station in Australia and provides a fascinating insight into Albany’s colourful past. Recognised as a heritage site, the whaling station is an engaging and educational tourism attraction fo... view more info

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Details

Hours: 9am to 5pm (last entry 4.15pm)

Description

Find yourself immersed in the sights and sounds of the whaling industry. Enjoy short films within the converted whale oil tanks. Climb aboard the Cheynes IV, the world’s only preserved Whalechaser ship; see our giant blue whale skeleton; enjoy our world-renowned marine animal art collection and view our precious scrimshaw art. Visit our museum exhibits filled with authentic, whaling artefacts and memorabilia or relax in our café overlooking one of Albany’s most picturesque bays. Our unique, biodiverse location is also home to over a 100,000 species of native plants which are now displayed in our Regional Wildflower Garden. Families can enjoy free BBQ’s in the gardens and learn about our friendly collection of native animals at our Australian Wildlife Park. Join us for a memorable day on The Amazing South Coast.

Historic Whaling Station, open 9am to 5pm (last entry 4.15pm)

Australian Wildlife Park & Regional Wildflower Garden, open 10am to 5pm

Café opening hours: 9am – 4pm (lunch meals 11am – 3pm)

Open every day excluding Christmas (25th Dec)

Cancellation Policy

We understand plans can change, so here are our conditions and policies

No-shows will attract a 100% cancellation fee.
All cancellations must be made in writing.

Location

81 Whaling Station Road Torndirrup

Directions

From the bottom of York St, turn right into Princess Royal Drive and travel 2km, turn left into Frenchman Bay Rd. Travel 18km to the end of the road and turn right into Whaling Station Rd.

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Guest Ratings

Rated by 3 guests
 
Jeffry b
Whale chaser is a unique exhibit
The Cheynes IV is the highlight of Albany's Historic Whaling Station. The Cheynes IV was a whale chaser, its role was to harpoon and kill whales in the chilly waters of the Southern Ocean.. The Whaling Station is the only exhibition in the world derived from a working whaling station. Operations by the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company ceased on 21 Nov. 1978, after over 150 years of whaling in Albany. It's certainly interesting; indeed, unique.

Phil Hunty
Really interesting
Wa# reluctant to visit at first. My minD was quickly changed, the information was balanced and informative, exhibits gave a real sense of the human struggle and documented the changing sentiments tha5 resulted in the stations closure. I would recommend

Rebecca Angus
Good Customer Service
Good customer service. View from cafe is stunning. Good history lesson on whaling.