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Address: 553 Esplanade, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4128 9137

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Doesn't seem to be there any more

There is the big shark out the front, but the rest of the place looks very closed down...in fact it looks even derelict

1 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is the big shark out the front, but the rest of the place looks very closed down...in fact it looks even derelict

Thank jotibarker
Doncaster, Victoria, Australia
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

We stayed in Hervey Bay in July 2016 and noticed this business was no longer operating. According to the Fraser Coast Chronical on 24th Jan 2016 1:56 PM - "It is with our deepest regret we inform you all that unfortunately the Vic Hislop Shark Show is closing,"

Thank RocktheCazbah
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

My dad took me as a kid so I thought I would do the same and take my kids. Heaps of good info and old genuine strong beliefs from vic. Yea smells but no worse than some beaches. The kids enjoyed the viewing, read some facts and nice break out of the comfort zone and not stuffed full of HD... More 

Thank VideoToGo D
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

Awesome and informative definitely worth seeing as it is both entertaining and fascinating. Well worth it in my opinion

Thank blakerichards41
Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

Enlightening. The best shark safety expert in the world. What a pity the bureaucrats and super green dive industry people keep persecuting Vic. He is the one person that made know how the shark attack cover up works. In the meanwhile highly dangerous sharks are fully protected to make money for high paying patrons for the shark cage dive industry.... More 

Thank Ric W
Hervey Bay, Australia
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

Now Closed, Signage currently being removed and some displays apparently for sale. Frozen shark for sale $30,000 I seen in local paper. What would you do with it?

Thank RobertBattersby
Hervey Bay, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

I can't advise on the information regarding the sharks that Vic provides. As upon walking into the "museum" we were hit with an overpowering smell of decay and air fresheners. On display in the windowed freezer were carcasses of sharks. The freezer was clearly on its way out as you could see the sharks had started to defrost and decay.... More 

Thank Kylie S
Crystal Brook, Australia
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32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

Not a must do. Understand its closing anyway so be comforted you're not missing much. Very dated videos, Passionate commentary on why sharks should be culled.

Thank Malcolm S
Stamford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016

My friend and I had a day spare in Hervey Bay so we spent it on the beach, and walked down the esplanade to find this Shark Show. It was an overpriced entry around £9, and we were extremely surprised with what we walked into. Lots of very dated clippings from newspapers around 1985-1995, and old videos playing of Vic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016

I am pro sharks and still found Vics display to be informative and interesting. It is a little dated and does smell a bit but the information is relevant and allows people to read many stories and accounts of shark activity. I found the 'show' presentation to be a bit much, with large signs and bright colours 'screaming' headlines at... More 

Thank loulouashley

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