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South Australia Whale Centre

2 Railway Tce, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
+61 8 8551 0750
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School holiday activities

The whale centre is a great place for families with children big or small particularly during... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Gloria F
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Victor Harbor, Australia
Its always good to learn more about these amazing creatures

A small exhibition on these regular visitors to Victor Harbour. The staff are well informed and... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
Tony W
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Sydney
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2 Railway Tce, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
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+61 8 8551 0750
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"marine life"
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"great place to learn"
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"school excursion"
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"whales and dolphins"
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"whaling history"
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"whale watching"
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"small museum"
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"lovely staff"
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"great for kids"
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"all ages"
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"couple of hours"
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"horse tram"
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"south australia"
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The whale centre is a great place for families with children big or small particularly during school holidays when they run special programmes for the children. The topics in the programmes change every holidays. Bookings are essential for these very popular programmes where they learn...More

Thank Gloria F
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

A small exhibition on these regular visitors to Victor Harbour. The staff are well informed and provided great information on when to see the whales that use the harbour protection to train their calves. Great historical information about the whaling trade of old.

Thank Tony W
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Visited to get information on whale sightings in the area, and ended going through exhibition. Very interesting. Good for kids

Thank tutorrobyn
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

This place is a small shed, very clean and we'll run, but! it will have your attention for maybe 3 minutes, Even the kids were bored and it's not cheap...a few relics, some pics, a skull here and there and your done! The gift shop,...More

Thank Jeff K
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SAWCentre, Toursim Support Officer at South Australia Whale Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Sorry to hear you were disappointed. We are a small museum with a lot of written text about the different types of whales and whaling history. If too much reading is not for you our 3D Theatrette in the basement provides some excellent information about...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Located right in the centre of the amusement section of Victor Harbor. There's lots of interactive educational exhibits which perhaps are aimed more at school kids, but it was worth a visit.

Thank WandaSandhills
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Could be better but still worth a visit. Buy a combo ticket with horse tram. Has some very interesting displays. Love all the old whaling boat info. The whale skeleton is great. Thank god we no longer hunt whale

Thank JohnG3121
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

Centrally located close to train station. Recommend a visit if you are on the Steam Ranger. Educational for adults and children. Lots of interactive displays and challenges for the children. Very interesting local history and especially of whaling. Important support for Sea Shepherd's work. They...More

Thank SAMARSHALL77
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

Lots to learn about whales and the local history of whaling. Children loved seeing the marine fishtank and the whale jaws. Staff helpful and friendly

Thank Mrsjuliad
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

Well located near the railway station and horse drawn tram, this centre has some great exhibits, some interactive, obviously mostly on whales and whaling. There’s a small gift shop with all sorts of marine souvenirs, not only to do with whales and not over priced....More

Thank Bob D
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Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

We found this to be a very interesting visit to learn the history of whaling in the Victor Harbor area. There are three floors of displays. The top floor is for school children .

Thank Dottieau
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