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Vic Hislop's Shark Show

Address: 553 The Esplanade, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4128 9137
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Ranked #13 of 15 Attractions in Urangan
Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
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melbourne
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Does this man hate sharks? Yes he does. Most of his show consists of newspaper clippings about shark attacks and missing divers, fisherman and boatmen all of whom it appears have been attacked and eaten by sharks according to Vic, when actually, there is no proof, trace, and/or body found, what if these poor people actually died another way. The... More 

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Maroochydore, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Well, I have just left this appalling place. I naively thought it would be an interesting exploration of the shark species with some hopefully fascinating science to boot. Instead my family and I spent time which we will never get back looking at one mans war against an animal species. He is entitled to his views but I wish I... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

There used to be a comedy show on TV with a segment called Piss-weak World. I'm sure it was based on this (I can't call it an 'attraction') place. There were 3 unregistered cars permanently out the front in the carpark to make it look like people were visiting. That's just sad.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Well this was a nasty little blast from the past! Apparently sharks aren't just animals seeking to survive like every other animal, including humans. At this show we are led to believe that they are demonic creatures of the underworld hardwired for destruction and hell bent on killing people. The ridiculous notions displayed throughout this show fail to comply with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I loved viewing the sharks & watching the movies. I think it's great that someone cares & is brave enough to share their passion.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I had read about the possibility of Vic Hislop's Hervey Bay Shark Show closing in 2013. I hadn't planned on visiting but I was strolling by and it was only $15. In retrospect, the right price should have been $10 (or less). I was the only person there. The girl behind the counter did her best to heighten my anticipation... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I had visited the shark show some 20 years ago when I was a kid, and to be honest not much has changed (except that the poor frozen sharks are looking a bit worse for wear). There is plenty of information to read with newspaper clippings and emails and letters stuck absolutely everywhere. Some great displays, and there are 2... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The place stank and felt like I had hoped in a time capsule back to the 70ties and 80ties. Lots of newspaper clippings of shark attack stuck to partitions throughout the place (I kept thinking, I can google this). Couple of cool displays. Turtle shells with bite marks, Sting Ray barbs pulled from shark etc.... 18ft shark frozen inside. Well... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Visited the show and was very taken aback and uncomfortable with the way sharks were portrayed. Yes I understand that there has been many incidents involving sharks and humans - but we choose to enter and swim in their territory. Yes they eat whales, seals, etc - its part of the food chain. If we keep destroying the sharks in... More 

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Brisbane
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visited Vic Hislop's Shark Show off a whim as we walked past and decided to just pop in. I definitely found it interesting, if you prefer places that you just mosey around this isn't for you as it requires a lot of reading to get anything out of it. It is very dated, and walking in felt like going... More 

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