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Vic Hislop's Shark Show

553 The Esplanade, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
07 4128 9137
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Ranked #13 of 15 Attractions in Urangan
Type: Performances
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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We took our son here when he was 4 as he is mad on sharks. Fortunately for him he couldn't read the propaganda that Vic Hislop promotes throughout his "museum". The museum is filled with articles and letters written by Hislop on how sharks are "man eaters" and the oceans should be rid of them. There were a couple of... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I am interested and also scared of sharks, so wanted to check this place out. It wasn't what I expected: for 12 dollars (backpacker discount) you get to see load of shark propaganda, mainly from the 70's and 80's. Didn't understand what was the point of the exhibition, kill all sharks because they sometimes happen to attack humans? Sharks are... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Looked cool outside. Inside smelt terrible lots of newspaper clippings about killing sharks and how evil sharks are not much about whales at all. The main frozen shark was in a foggy dark case and really hard to see. Not worth $1 let alone the $16 I was slugged! It's disappointing after all I heard about Vic's shark show. I... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We feel ripped off. The shark display was literally rotting and very unspectacular. Has obviously turned his shark hunting skills towards the unsuspecting tourists. There was nothing in this display that was informative. I reckon my kids knew more about sharks than this bloke. I can't believe we were sucked into this display. The outside of the shop will definitely... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

The guy glorifies killing sharks. They are animals doing what animals do, as we are. If they do kill or injure then you were probably in the sea, if someone walked into your home uninvited you wouldn't just let them roam about. It is a waste of time, inhumane, and a desperate cry to keep some kind of 'fame' alive.... More

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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

what a ripp off and waste of time still the same as 20 years ago same bad filming and photos place should just pack it in the only icon worth a photo is the shark out front ,even other tourist we herd said what a waste of money

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

I took my 10 year old son, we both found it very interesting and informative, to see the amount of shark attacks in australia over the years. Vic is obviously very passionate in his cause to prevent further attacks.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Old. Stinks. Over priced. Not worth it. You can see a movie for this price. I think 2 bucks should be enough

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is one place we have well and truly regretted visiting! Although we had a rough idea of the ideas and thoughts of Vic Hislop, we still visited the museum to see what it was like. Visually, newspaper articles are posted everywhere, and most signage is handwritten in a marker! It all looks very dated and unimpressive. The poor frozen... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The place looked interesting from the outside, and my 8 year old son wanted to visit. We paid to get in - we didn't have much time, so the girl kindly charged us 1/2 price, which was nice of her. Once inside, your are assaulted with numerous gory pics, bloody butchered sharks everywhere and an megalomaniac justifying his blood lust... More

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