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South Australia Whale Centre

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Address: 2 Railway Tce, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8551 0750
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Information on whale sightings

Visited to get information on whale sightings in the area, and ended going through exhibition. Very interesting. Good for kids

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
tutorrobyn
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited to get information on whale sightings in the area, and ended going through exhibition. Very interesting. Good for kids

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Thank tutorrobyn
Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank jeff k
SAWCentre, Toursim Support Officer at South Australia Whale Centre, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you were disappointed. We are a small museum with a lot of written text about the different types of whales and whaling history. If too much reading is not for you our 3D Theatrette in the basement provides some excellent information about Southern Right Whales in Patagonia, South America. There is also a Sea Shepherd exhibit which... More 

Taree, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 July 5, 2016 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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Thank JohnG3121
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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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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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Thank Bob D
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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Thank Dottieau
Adelaide, Australia
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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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