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South Australia Whale Centre

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Address: 2 Railway Terrace, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8551 0750
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Great educational experience

kids enjoyed learning about Whales, staff were very happy and helpful. A treasure hunt around the centre made it more interesting for the kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
Chris T
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The whole thing was superb and gave everyone a good insight of what used to happen to whales and what we need to do about it now. Great to see Sea Shephard well represented.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The kids enjoyed going through the centre on a rainy afternoon in summer. The hands on experience was great for them too.

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Absolutely loved the interpretational education in this centre. Great for kids and those who just have an interest in marine life. Also a new fantastic section on Sea Shepherd and the work they do to protect marine life. Highly recommend to visitors and locals alike

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Took our 3 kids (3-10years) for a visit and really enjoyed! There is a treasure map hunt for clues, great interactive section upstairs where we could touch all sorts of shells, turtle shells, coral and bits. Lots of whaling history and information and a big whale skull. Downstairs was the kids favourite! A replica of the Steve Irvin sea shepherd... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

kids enjoyed learning about Whales, staff were very happy and helpful. A treasure hunt around the centre made it more interesting for the kids.

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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great museum to spend a couple of hours in especially if the weather is a little inclement. There are lots of interesting exhibits to read about and also plenty of interactive things to engage the kids, especially upstairs where there is a cartoon movie playing and opportunities to look through microscopes and view live marine creatures. Down stairs, there is... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is not a very large exhibition. We were expecting more. Nevertheless, it would be much more entertaining for children as they have a special "class" where kids can "play" with sea creatures.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great centre, very educational for the kids, 3D movie and archaeological dig were top exhibits and entry and gift shop were very reasonably priced for a family on a budget

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Good entertaining museum about history of whaling in Victor harbor, great for the kids as it really caters for them with amusing activities for them

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Geelong, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Lots of displays on three levels. Very interesting leaning about the life of whales and how there are hardly any more in the wild compared to years past. There is a great 3D movie on the bottom floor and lots of interactive activities for the kids on the top floor. A very informative place with very friendly and helpful staff

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