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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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Could be better but still worth a visit. Buy a combo ticket with horse tram. Has some very interesting displays. Love all the old whaling boat info. The whale skeleton is great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
JohnG3121
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a small shed, very clean and we'll run, but! it will have your attention for maybe 3 minutes, Even the kids were bored and it's not cheap...a few relics, some pics, a skull here and there and your done! The gift shop, well! .... it may be just me but if your in victor harbour stick your... More 

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Taree, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located right in the centre of the amusement section of Victor Harbor. There's lots of interactive educational exhibits which perhaps are aimed more at school kids, but it was worth a visit.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Could be better but still worth a visit. Buy a combo ticket with horse tram. Has some very interesting displays. Love all the old whaling boat info. The whale skeleton is great. Thank god we no longer hunt whale

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Centrally located close to train station. Recommend a visit if you are on the Steam Ranger. Educational for adults and children. Lots of interactive displays and challenges for the children. Very interesting local history and especially of whaling. Important support for Sea Shepherd's work. They also have the latest info on whale sightings.

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Thank SAMARSHALL77
Victor Harbor, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Lots to learn about whales and the local history of whaling. Children loved seeing the marine fishtank and the whale jaws. Staff helpful and friendly

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Thank Mrsjuliad
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Well located near the railway station and horse drawn tram, this centre has some great exhibits, some interactive, obviously mostly on whales and whaling. There’s a small gift shop with all sorts of marine souvenirs, not only to do with whales and not over priced. Admission fees are also reasonable. It’s great for children and it’s also a source of... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We found this to be a very interesting visit to learn the history of whaling in the Victor Harbor area. There are three floors of displays. The top floor is for school children .

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Went here a little while ago and was very impressed. The staff are really good and the information is second to none.

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Broken Hill, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

$24AUD for a family pass. You enter and exit through the shop area (accessible without paying). The exhibits are laid out over several floors and include a small 3D cinema with a 10 min presentation on whales, as well as various info boards and an upstairs area where kids can get into a sand pit and play and/or search for... More 

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Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

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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