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Albany's Historic Whaling Station Admission Ticket

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    Visit: Albany's Historic Whaling Station, 81 Whaling Station Rd Torndirrup, Great Southern Region, Western Australia, Frenchman Bay, Albany, Western Australia 6330 Australia

    Enjoy the 20-minute scenic drive from Albany CBD on your way to Albany's Historic Whaling Station. On arrival head to the entrance complex where you will be greeted by a friendly team who will guide you through your visit. Join one of the knowledgeable tour guides on a complimentary 40-minute tour through the restored whale processing factory, where you will find yourself immersed in the sights and sounds of the whaling industry. Tours operate on the hour from 10am to 3pm daily, or you can self-guide yourself through the entire site. After the tour, enjoy short films within the converted whale oil tanks and hop aboard the Cheynes IV, the world’s only preserved Whale chaser ship. Be amazed by a giant blue whale skeleton, enjoy a world-renowned marine animal art collection, and view precious scrimshaw art. If you have some spare time before the tour, you can visit the museum exhibits filled with authentic, whaling artifacts and memorabilia, or relax in the café overlooking one of Albany’s most picturesque bays. This unique, biodiverse location is also home to many native plants which are on display in the Regional Wildflower Garden.  Enjoy free BBQ facilities in the gardens and learn about the friendly collection of native animals at the Australian Wildlife Park. With so much to explore you can spend the entire day at Albany's Historic Whaling Station.
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    Departure Point
    Albany's Historic Whaling Station
    Departure Time
    5/1/2019 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Albany's Historic Whaling Station
    Inclusions
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • All activities
    • Professional guide
    • Free BBQ facilities
    • Entry/Admission - Albany's Historic Whaling Station
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We did not get value for money when we visited this facility. We found the fancy printed brochure to over-glamourize it much more than what the actual experience was on the day, i.e very littl to do. When we want to find information, theere never seemed to be any staff around to
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    Response from DiscoveryBayAU, Guest Relations Manager at Albany's Historic Whaling Station Admission Ticket
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hi ParisSurtout, Thank you for your recent review, it is disappointing to hear you did not discover the extensive and unique experiences we have on offer, there is truly so much to do! We are a not-for-profit organisation with the mission to bring stories of Albany's diverse history to life and over the recent years we have rolled out many new exhibits to enhance the visitor experience and provide further insight into this significant part of Australia's history. Most guests spend at least 2-3 hours exploring the Historic Whaling Station alone, with our extensive galleries, displays, five movie theatres, amazing whale skeletons and the Cheynes IV whale chaser ship, plus our daily guided tours, there is so much to discover. Then, spend at least another hour exploring our Wildflower Garden and Wildlife Park and you have a great value day out. Our knowledgeable tour guiding and ticketing team are always on hand if you have any questions or require any assistance during your visit, with our information-packed 40 minute guided tours running daily, on the hour from 10am to 3pm. We also offer a free return the following day, so guests can revisit any part if the site or explore areas they may not have seen during their first visit. Please don't hesitate to contact us directly on (08) 9844 4021 or email reception@discoverybay.com.au if you have any queries.
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    The tour was very comprehensive, with walking tours as well as videos and 3D presentation. So much to see and including a walk onto the last whaling ship to be used in the 1970's. It was excellent.
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    Albany's Whaling station is a fantastic day out for the family, we thought we would only stay for a few hours, however, we spend a good 5 hours at the station. The old whaling boat is fantastic, the kids loved climbing all over the boat. The tour provides great information and
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    Went on a beautiful sunny day, it was a fascinating place, wonderful exhibits, huge whale skeletons, a whaling ship nice grassy areas, fantastic sea views... well worth a visit
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    The last Australian whaling station to close situated on the beautiful W.A. coast. A pleasant drive out of town to visit and listen to the stories and be informed of this historic site. First we see a wonderful and very expansive display of seashells then out to the grounds of
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