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South Australia Whale Centre

2 Railway Terrace, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
08 8551 0750
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

all sorts of activities for the kids and enough history and science to interest me too. Worth a visit for some hands on education.

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

At $9 for adults and $4.50 for kids, this is quite disappointing. Very dated and run down, has nothing of any real impact and without a focused effort you'll be lucky to be able to pick out anything of interest.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

This was an okay place to visit. In a central location in Victor Harbour. This museum had a focus on whaling and it's history, it also had a part about conservation. The part about the Sea Shepherd was very interesting and good.

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Ballarat, Australia
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We particularly enjoyed the balanced perspective of this centre in focusing on whale sightings today rather than the butchering of yesteryear. Whilst that is still covered it is not like the obsessive focus at Albany for instance. Great to see a Sea Shepherd display being includes...well done to all involved. And if you want to see lots of whales head... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The centre has great information about whales but find that it lacks something to draw the attention of children and adults. It may be boring for some.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This is really only aimed towards kids it's not very interesting for adults and it's fairly expensive to get in. In hindsight I wish I had of given it a miss !

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Narrabundah
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This centre for whales is a fairly amateur set up with information of the different whale species differing from the ground floor to that given in the basement. The displays are not very extensive and could do with a greater amount of information. While I accept that Victor Harbour is small town and lacks the funding of a larger centre... More

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

at this place friendly staff will welcome you - a place where I could find out more about whales and other creatures of the ocean - this was for me the beginning of being an active member of environmental project worker.

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Thornhill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This was a surprisingly informative and almost informal, display. I am sure it would appeal to kids, too.

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sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

helpful staff, interesting display. modest enty cost. learn more about the southern coast marine life

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