Albany’s Historic Whaling Station

Star 4.4 (1850 Google reviews)

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Albany’s Historic Whaling Station

Monday - Sunday: 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
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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. 



Albany’s Historic Whaling Station

81 Whaling Station Rd, Frenchman Bay WA 6330, Australia


Star 4.4 (1850 Google reviews)
Hector Niam 12 July 2023

I would say this place exceeded my expectations. You can learn alot about the history of whaling here and the decommissioned boat is quite nice to explore. The whale skeleton exhibit is probably the most fascinating. This alone is well worth the ticket I feel. The sheer size of the displays are truly breathtaking. Their cafe and souvenir shop are pretty amazing as well. Highly recommended!!

Dave A 04 September 2023

We really enjoyed our visit. Very well laid out and lots of information to take in. Allow yourself 3-4 hours (at least) if you want to see it all! The Cafe serves lovely food and the Gift Shop has something for everyone.

Jill Bossinga 20 July 2023

Very friendly and efficient staff. Good directions to access points of interest. Amazing displays and so much information. Lost a star because of very limited food options available at 9am.

Kate Toner 13 May 2023

I wasn't sure what to expect but found the station's history fascinating and a balanced perspective on the importance of whaling in our early history right through to its cessation in 1978. The walk around the whaling ship particularly places you into the experience of the crews. Very worth a visit.

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