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Albany’s Historic Whaling Station

Monday - Sunday: 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
81 Whaling Station Rd, Frenchman Bay WA 6330
  • BBQ area
  • BYO
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Children's Menu
  • Coffee/Tea
  • GIft Vouchers Available
  • Gluten Free
  • Highchair
  • Lunch
  • Meals Available
  • No Pets
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Outdoor seating (beer garden, alfresco)
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Restaurant
  • Special exhibitions (galleries, museums etc)
  • Takeaway
  • Toilet
  • Vegetarian
  • Open for Business
    Open for Business

Spend a day exploring the world’s only complete whaling station tourism attraction and experience a fascinating insight into Albany’s colourful past. Follow informative trails to learn the stories of the men and women whose livelihood depended on Australia’s whaling industry of yesteryear.

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. 

  • 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 the giant blue whale skeleton; 
  • Enjoy the world-renowned marine animal art collection and view the precious scrimshaw art.

Visit the museum exhibits filled with authentic, whaling artefacts and memorabilia or relax in the café overlooking one of Albany’s most picturesque bays. 

Albany's unique, biodiverse location is also home to over a 100,000 species of native plants which are now displayed in the Historic Whaling Station's Regional Wildflower Garden. Families can enjoy free BBQ’s in the gardens and learn about the friendly collection of native animals at the Australian Wildlife Park. 

Visit Albany's Historic Whaling Station for a memorable day on The Amazing South Coast. 

Google Reviews

Interesting experience. Lots of historical information and photos. Whaling boat on display as well as collection of whale skeletons. Entry fee is a bit steep. A Google User
A fantastic place to visit, especially if you're into history. I'd avoid the cafe if you're looking for anything more than a coffee in the morning. Menu is catered for lunch only and service wasn't fantastic. Make room for at least 2-3 hours for just the whaling station, even longer if you wish to visit the wildlife park and wildflower garden. A Google User
Amazing place to check out for some great West Australian history. Heaps of information, freedom to roam, and a crazy amount of photos for the kids to look at what it was like back then; some quite gory. The history is incredible, conveyed fastidiously and sensitively. Only downside is it is quite expensive for an afternoon out, for a couple or a family even. A Google User
The whaling station has lots to do for the whole family. Multiple movies to watch and soak in the history of the once controversial whaling station. The highlight for me was the collection of whale bones which is sure to WOW you (the largest collection of whale bones in the southern hemisphere). Make sure to visit if you are down in Albany and give yourselves a few hours to explore the historic landmark of Albany. A Google User
Visited this place twice just for a drink. Toilets are ok. Unusual layout, but it has lots of semi private areas. Enjoyed my time there. The staff are very helpful. The venue has live music. Ring for times and who is on. Seating in most areas comfortable. Plenty of TV with sport on A Google User
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