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Albany's Historic Whaling Station

81 Whaling Station Rd | Torndirrup, Great Southern Region, Western Australia, Frenchman Bay, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
+61 8 9844 4021
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Half-Day Tour of Discovery Bay in Albany
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Spend a day exploring the world’s only complete whaling station tourism attraction and gain fascinating insight into Albany’s colorful past. Join a 40-minute guided tour (operating on the hour from 10am to 3pm daily) or follow informative trails to...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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81 Whaling Station Rd | Torndirrup, Great Southern Region, Western Australia, Frenchman Bay, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
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+61 8 9844 4021
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"whale world"
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"guided tour"
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"blue whale"
in 15 reviews
"discovery bay"
in 29 reviews
"botanic gardens"
in 12 reviews
"australian wildlife"
in 10 reviews
"animal park"
in 20 reviews
"entry price"
in 12 reviews
"interesting place"
in 13 reviews
"interesting history"
in 13 reviews
"wander around"
in 9 reviews
"own pace"
in 9 reviews
"on display"
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"great place to visit"
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"well worth the visit"
in 17 reviews
"visiting albany"
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"western australia"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited Whale Station and paid the $32.00 entrance fee. Tour was good and informative. Thought that entry fee is a little expensive. Disappointed that not all state issued senior cards are not acceptable.

Thank Karen P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We included Albany on our road trip specifically to visit the Whaling Station and we were not disappointed. We did the free guided tour which is well worth it to experience the centre. All the exhibits and audio-visuals were excellent.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth the time to visit. We did the guided tour, then explored further on our own. It was very interesting to lean about what happened during the time of Australian whaling, and upsetting too. Felt it was good value, we enjoyed going to look...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were the first one here as well. The museum was not open yet, but we could visit on our own the whale boat and the shell collections. We were able to visit a whale ship from top to bottom. That was interesting. There were...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My view on this whale station first up is that the cost to enter is far to expensive. If for example compared to other tourists facilities such as the National Anzac Centre. I cannot comment on the content on display as we left without entering...More

Thank BB B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour is very interesting, make sure you do it first before you wander around yourself. If you have to kill time before the tour check the whale boat out but give yourself 30 minutes. Even if you are anti whaling, this part of of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found plenty of interest and enjoyed the guided tour. The animal park is included in the admission. The site is fairly steep with quite a few steps, but I saw a wheelchair and older people with walking sticks. The whaling ship stairs were too...More

Thank Brenda F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

32 bucks entry to a processing plant a bit steep. 75 for family entry is out there, kids would probably prefer going to cinema and parents get change. Please review admission costs

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fact that the museum is the ex whaling station and the way they have used the tanks as movie venues only adds to the experience. We joined the tour, while informative there is room for improvement.. We then visited the three picture presentations and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a important place to visit, we did a tour that was actually pretty informative. I liked also the fact that they didn’t shy away from the fact that when it closed down it impacted on the families of the whalers that lost their...More

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Ozzie2
May 16, 2018|
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Response from DiscoveryBayAU | Property representative |
Hi Ozzie, Yes, the local taxi companies can transport you to the Historic Whaling Station. There are no public transport options. Local tour operator Busy Blue Bus have an Albany Whale tour which includes transport and... More
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lmurcott
September 20, 2017|
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Response from Dan L | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen pets inside the complex. I'm not sure if they are not allowed or that people simply do not bring them. Personally, I would not consider the area as suitable for pets. You can phone the Whaling Station... More
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chc137
April 30, 2017|
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Response from DiscoveryBayAU | Property representative |
Hi chc137, yes there is an entrance fee to explore our site, please visit our website for full list of entry pricing. Most guests spend 2 - 3 hours exploring the Historic Whaling Station, plus another 45 minutes to 1 hour in... More
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