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Address: 553 The Esplanade, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4128 9137
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A quick read on the Internet of the habits of great whites and the history of Vic would save having to spend time in this building. The only thing worth a look at the the great... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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English first
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A quick read on the Internet of the habits of great whites and the history of Vic would save having to spend time in this building. The only thing worth a look at the the great white carcasses in the freezer. They have been in there a while and the smell was terrible when I visited. I understand from other... More 

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Albury, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Before coming here I thought "cool, a shark museum!" But it is not the case. Yes, it has a few interesting pieces to look at, but most of what is in this place are simply newspaper articles about shark attacks, and telling you all about what horrible creatures the great white, and tiger sharks are because they eat turtles, dolphins,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Am not sure where to start. Some of of the info is interesting but they should lose the propaganda tone. The smell of formaldehyde & air freshers clung to my skin and put me off dinner a couple of hours later. Really. The shark hunter aspect made me feel a bit dirty as a vegetarian! My 5yo was interested in... More 

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Rockhampton, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A criminal waste of money! This expo is simply a sad trophy hunter trying to publicly excuse his out dated way of life. The information plastered on the outside of the building completely misleads you into believing that he is providing some sort of education. We sincerely wish we had not paid an entrance fee which undoubtedly goes to support... More 

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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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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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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