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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 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent, far better than expected! Make sure you take the tour. Your visit should take a minimum of 3 hours as there is a lot to explore and read. The cafe meals are reasonably priced and worth stopping there for lunch, I highly recommend the...More

Thank Quest22813051612
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We intended going in, but we weren't confident that we'd receive value for money. It was a little pricey and seemed to us that the gift shop and cafe meant that this attraction was more about profit than tourism. We may be wrong because we...More

Thank karen m
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is an old whaling ship that you can climb all over & see the old harpoons.You can watch old footage of real live whales being caught & processed.There are huge preserved whale skeletons that will amaze you & buildings where the carcasses were processed.It...More

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Definitely recommend a visit to the old whaling station if you are in Albany . Take the guided tour to get the most out of your visit .

Thank NigelBrodie
Reviewed 6 days ago

We chose to go here because of the good reviews and it didn't disappoint. Very interesting and informative, definitely worth the admission fee which is not expensive.

Thank beanandeasy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had intended to have a look at the whaling station, but to be honest thought that the entry fee of $32.00 per adult a bit steep. I understand that these places cost money to keep running, but still, $32.00..?

Thank Y5492XGpaulv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This far out did my expectations. I had visited as a child and remember enjoying the whaling ship. Going back as an adult and taking in the history was certainly worth it. Kaitlyn was a fantastic guide who engaged so well with her audience and...More

Thank Happycamper2014A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once a major industry in Albany, whaling has fortunately been replaced with alternatives. The whaling station has an excellent presentation on everything to do with whaling in this place, and the guided tour is a must. I suggest getting there early to make the most...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sense of history in the place is incredible. To turn an old Whaling Station into an educational attraction that keeps you interested is incredible. The place was packed when we arrived so did not do the tour of the station however; the tour is...More

Thank Ray B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the visit to the whaling station to see some of Albanys history. Very sad to see whales hunted and killed for profit but that was the way of life back then. Would highly recommend.

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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