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
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4.4 (1599 Google reviews)
Raelene G08 February 2022
This place is a real Australian history lesson and one that makes me happy that we now protect these amazing creatures of the ocean.
I've never been to anything like this place, so l was excited to see it.
The whaling station and ship is wonderfully set out to show you exactly what it was like throughout the early 1900's. The buildings, cinema shows, skeletons, and whaling ship are very well preserved & presented.
I really enjoyed walking throughout each level/area of the boat.
Fantastic day out. Highly recommended. Concession adult entry was $29.
Richard Vaughan16 April 2022
Had a great visit with the family. Kids loved being in board and looking around the old Whaling ship Cheyne IV. The 3D movie is dated, but quirky and interesting all the same.
Make sure to make some time to visit the Wildlife Park and have a look around the garden. The Cafe is very good quality with an amazing view of the bay.
Need at least 2hrs to do it justice. We also bought a great Southern ticket from the visitor centre in Albany and saved 10% This allows access to the Land of the Giants, ANZAC museum and the Whaling Station.
Kheira Hunt08 October 2022
Really enjoyable experience!
The station had so much to read and look at. Going on the old Whaling Ship is such a great experience not to mention, the views were incredible.
Cafe inside the main centre also made huge portions and a very not-bad coffee!
Char Lee13 June 2022
Apparently it takes 2 hours minimally to finish the whole area. We reached at 4pm and only had an hour left, the lady kindly extended our ticket by a day. Interesting place to visit.
Definitely recommend this place for both adult and kids. Tickets are $32 for adults. Lots of gift options at the shop too.