Albany’s Historic Whaling Station

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Visit the only complete whaling station tourism attraction in the world!

Albany’s Historic Whaling Station was the last operating station in Australia and provides a fascinating insight into Albany’s colourful past. Recognised as a heritage site, the whaling station is an engaging and educational tourism attraction for all ages to enjoy.

Join their knowledgeable tour guides on a complimentary tour through the restored whale processing factory. Find yourself immersed in the sights and sounds of the whaling industry. Enjoy short films within the converted whale oil tanks. Climb aboard the Cheynes IV, the world’s only preserved Whalechaser ship; see their giant blue whale skeleton; enjoy their world-renowned marine animal art collection and view their precious scrimshaw art. Visit their museum exhibits filled with authentic, whaling artefacts and memorabilia or relax in their café overlooking one of Albany’s most picturesque bays.

Their unique, biodiverse location is also home to over a 100,000 species of native plants which are now displayed in their Regional Wildflower Garden. Families can enjoy free barbecues in the gardens and learn about their friendly collection of native animals at their Australian Wildlife Park. Join them for a memorable day on The Amazing South Coast.


Aussie Host Australian Tourism Accreditation Barbeque Birdwatching Cafe Carpark Caters for limited mobility Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Food and Refreshments History & Heritage Interpretive Centre Museums Australia Museums Australia National Tourism Accreditation Nature & Wildlife Non Smoking Parents Room Picnic Area Public Toilet Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Restaurant Shop Visitor Information Centre Walk Wheelchair access


indicativePrices From $29 to $32


Trading Times

  • ALL Open 09:00 to 17:00
  • 2016-12-25 Closed

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