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Address: 2 Railway Terrace, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8551 0750
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If your interested in whales, they have everything you could imagines video,s to watch, Great for children lots of gifts to buy. Things that you would not know It would be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Barbara S
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Australia
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75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was underwhelming, suit school aged visitors with lots of interactive displays. We believed it to be good value at $9 an adult and $4.5 a child but the 3d movie was not working on our visit and were told it has not worked for some time. Disappointing not to have been told this when paying to enter. Not recommended.

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Thank Jaytle
Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting with a lot of information and exhibits. Took some time to look at everything. There are two floors

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If your interested in whales, they have everything you could imagines video,s to watch, Great for children lots of gifts to buy. Things that you would not know It would be good to chat to the children about what they can spend before entering Save the hassle but. Great place to visit, even if it's just to get out of... More 

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Thank Barbara S
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We had some time to kill and thought we would have a look.. what a good decision!!not a massive place but we spent a good hour wandering around looking at all of the exibits. There was heaps of stuff for kids to touch and learn, and heaps of stuff for adults to learn too :-)

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1 Thank Jen B
Victor Harbor, Australia
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Nice place! but there was a lot of stuff that seemed useless. i wish it was more about whale conservation, it seemed a little bit scattered. and I was really disappointed that rodney fox's exhibit was gone! And the group behind us was a bit disappointed by the lack of access for a wheelchair downstairs so their father was left... More 

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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

It's an interesting museum, with lots of details about whales and the hunt. Especially, we liked the information about Sea Shepherd. Our daughter (2 years old) loved the sand! Actually it has something for every age.

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1 Thank Oene v
Sydney, Australia
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122 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Lots of information about the whales in an interesting old building / shed. Well laid out exibition about the whales and their habits.

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1 Thank 13out
Adelaide, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The Whale Centre is an interesting place but more pitched at the primary school aged children. There's information about the history of whaling in the area and other topics. It is an inexpensive place to visit so accessible for families to visit.

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1 Thank Travelling_Tweet
Victor Harbor, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

great for all ages, lots of interesting information and plently of activities for the kids, they always love going there. the prices are really good and well worth it will be going again

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1 Thank LindaLouise85
Encounter Bay, Australia
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48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

excellent little centre, nice staff informative and interesting some hands on stuff for the kids and 3d clip on sharks

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Thank Sharren K

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