Albany’s Historic Whaling Station

Star 4.3 (1385 Google reviews)
Monday - Sunday: 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM

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 4.3 (1385 Google reviews)
Tony Latham 30 August 2020

Perhaps a little overpriced but definitely worth the visit. Historical significance

Mr Wasabi 22 November 2021

Great place to go and visit and learn how they used to work the station. Has a lot to look at. You take a tour with someone than you have free roam to look at what u found interesting or any other areas. They have a small area that has animals that you can go and look at them.

Shine 19 November 2021

We only stopped to buy a small tourist trinket so didn't do any of the tours or other activities there. We spent 1hr there just looking around the gift store. The water looked amazing from the view we had. Absolutely worth stopping at.

Charlaine Reeve 31 December 2021

Wow! This was a great day out. Kids enjoyed learning about the history of this place, and what used to go on here. Well laid out, and great little cafe with amazing views.

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