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Albany’s Historic Whaling Station



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.

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Join our 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 our giant blue whale skeleton; enjoy our world-renowned marine animal art collection and view our precious scrimshaw art. Visit our museum exhibits filled with authentic, whaling artefacts and memorabilia or relax in our café overlooking one of Albany’s most picturesque bays.

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

Historic Whaling Station, open 9am to 5pm (last entry 4.15pm)

Australian Wildlife Park & Regional Wildflower Garden, open 10am to 5pm

Café opening hours: 9am – 4pm (lunch meals 10am – 3pm)

Open every day excluding Christmas (25th Dec)

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Ladie Kelly
Very interesting place to learn about the history of whaling in Albany, it is sad but worth learning about. You will need to spend at least half the day here to see everything. I really enjoyed exploring the vessel and seeing all the equipment that was used around the station. Go on the guided tour if you come. The whale skeletons are incredible to look at. You can access the animal park and botanic garden too (included in the ticket). The views from here are beautiful
Simon D
Nice transformation of the whaling station into a museum. A variety of ways to see the museum from exploring a whaling ship in and out to walking through the different parts of the whaling station, to viewing the videos -some in 3D-makes it interesting and inclusive for the whole family. The wildlife park is quite small but there are already many animals to discover, many of which id never heard of or seen before in bigger parks. it’s included in the entry fee so might as well enjoy it !
Michelle Appleton
Loved this place. So much to see, the guided tour is very informative. Parts of tour make you feel like you were there at the time of the whale kills.
Charlene Dorelag
Its a beautiful place if you want to learn part of history of Western it's a recommended place it's accessible place and by going here you can drop by in another place in the Gap and also you can have a walk in the wild life protected sanctuary. The tour guides are very accommodating! It's worth the payment