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Address: 553 The Esplanade, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4128 9137
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This place is a joke. The sharks are not properly preserved causing the place to stink. They have tried to mask the smell with multiple automatic air fresheners that almost cover... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place is a joke. The sharks are not properly preserved causing the place to stink. They have tried to mask the smell with multiple automatic air fresheners that almost cover the wall. There was some good information posted on the walls, but that's about it. I can't believe they are still in business!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My husband visited this attraction while we were staying in Hervey Bay last year, and he found the presenter to be very informative and knowledgeable. He was very impressed with the show and the display and left with additional information about the capabilities of this animal. He came back and told me all about it and I was quite taken... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Did not go in by advise of someone leaving, smell was terrible. Needs closing down and fixing up. Lots of cars in car park but no customers inside

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I wish I had read these reviews before wasting my money. My eyes were watering from the stench of decomposing 30yr old dead shark and the copious amount of air freshener devices going off all over the place to mask the smell. Bizarre carnage display that was like being teleported to some alternate reality...

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Alice Springs, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It may be the only display of this kind in the world, but it is very dated and most of the memorabilia and information is of old newspaper clippings from the 70's and possibly the 80's. I don't really feel the $16 entry fee is of good value. The other display's are OK and the movies within the theatrettes' is... More 

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

One of the attractions that was mentioned to us before travelling here was visiting the Shark and Whale Expo with the world famous Shark Man, Vic Hisslop. The Lonely Planet guide describes it as “an informative, but slightly kitsch and often controversial peek at what hides beneath”. I couldn’t agree more. The 90’s rundown warehouse decor and badly filmed videos,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

"I'm not trying to scare you out of the water, just give you a healthy respect for these creatures" - the first lie. Walk into an terrible excuse for an "educational exhibit", reeking of formaldehyde & glade air fresheners, filled with newspaper clippings from the 80's. You can read all the articles written about a environment-hating guy with a clear... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Do not visit here. It is an exhibition by a man who is convinced that sharks have only one purpose on being on this planet, to kill humans intentionally. It is full of newspaper clippings about shark attacks, some awful photographs and a quite frankly terrifying attempt to get the visitors to support the hunting of sharks for food, to... More 

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melbourne
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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Address: 553 The Esplanade, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4128 9137
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay  >  Urangan

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