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Address: 553 The Esplanade, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4128 9137
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Not quite worth the $15 admission fee...

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
Nadia P
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Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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