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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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Half-Day Tour of Discovery Bay in Albany
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81 Whaling Station Rd, Frenchman Bay, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
+61 8 9844 4021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Allow at least a couple of hours to see all that is on offer. The history of the whaling station is very interesting and the old whaling ship is certainly worth an inspection. There are short 3D films to watch and many exhibits to look...More

Thank Aussietraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come from a long line of whalers and sealers. This is a great attraction of a fascinating history - and while not acceptable today it pays tribute to the tough industry which still operated in the late 70s.

1  Thank bustedblonde
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove out from the city to visit the whaling station and were pleased we did. There are guided tours on the hour which are included in the ticket price. We would recommend taking the tour. This takes around 30 minutes then you can have...More

1  Thank Reynard1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was interesting for wife & myself as when we last visited it was still operational & we could freely walk around the whales being processed The smell was unbievably bad We now look back on horror on this industry

1  Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at the whaling museum. The guide was well presented and showed a considerable amount of knowledge about the place. A place well worth the visit .

Thank Wolf_Esther
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most interesting places we visited on our WA trip. We went on the guided tour , it was very informative and well worth it.

1  Thank Milo2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Albany this is a definite must do. Going on one of the tours and the information that provided by the tour guide is excellent. It is a real eye opener, makes you feel apart of the whaling. The exhibits and 3D...More

Thank Katy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had heard a lot about this place. Tour guide Shelley was very informative. Gave a good overview of the place. The videos and audio were great.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour highlighted the dreadful whaling industry, it was very informative and our tour guide was well informed. It must have been a dreadful place to work. There is a great deal to see it is very educational. One of the whaling boats is also...More

Thank Annette B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At $26 ( concession ) and $29 for everyone else. It's not a cheap visit BUT you could easily spend 4 or 5 hours here. The guided tour with David was really informative and the 3D movie was different. The entry fee also includes access...More

Thank Susan S
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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?
16 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?
28 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