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Vic Hislop's Shark Show - CLOSED

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Closed for good.

Seriously don’t even look it up as it’s been gone awhile. It’s ashame it has gone. They sold... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Hervey Bay, Australia
via mobile
Doesn't seem to be there any more

There is the big shark out the front, but the rest of the place looks very closed down...in fact it... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
Wellington Point, Australia
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23 Sep 2017
“Closed for good. ”
27 Sep 2016
“Doesn't seem to be there any more”
553 Esplanade, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 7 4128 9137
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Seriously don’t even look it up as it’s been gone awhile. It’s ashame it has gone. They sold the sharks and the building. They still have the outside painting on the wall. Seriously it is closed.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Reebee1974
Reviewed 27 September 2016

There is the big shark out the front, but the rest of the place looks very closed down...in fact it looks even derelict

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank jotibarker
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We stayed in Hervey Bay in July 2016 and noticed this business was no longer operating. According to the Fraser Coast Chronical on 24th Jan 2016 1:56 PM - "It is with our deepest regret we inform you all that unfortunately the Vic Hislop Shark...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank RocktheCazbah
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

My dad took me as a kid so I thought I would do the same and take my kids. Heaps of good info and old genuine strong beliefs from vic. Yea smells but no worse than some beaches. The kids enjoyed the viewing, read some...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank VideoToGo D
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Awesome and informative definitely worth seeing as it is both entertaining and fascinating. Well worth it in my opinion

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank blakerichards41
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Enlightening. The best shark safety expert in the world. What a pity the bureaucrats and super green dive industry people keep persecuting Vic. He is the one person that made know how the shark attack cover up works. In the meanwhile highly dangerous sharks are...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Ric W
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Now Closed, Signage currently being removed and some displays apparently for sale. Frozen shark for sale $30,000 I seen in local paper. What would you do with it?

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank RobertBattersby
Reviewed 28 January 2016

I can't advise on the information regarding the sharks that Vic provides. As upon walking into the "museum" we were hit with an overpowering smell of decay and air fresheners. On display in the windowed freezer were carcasses of sharks. The freezer was clearly on...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Kylie S
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Not a must do. Understand its closing anyway so be comforted you're not missing much. Very dated videos, Passionate commentary on why sharks should be culled.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Malcolm S
Reviewed 26 January 2016

My friend and I had a day spare in Hervey Bay so we spent it on the beach, and walked down the esplanade to find this Shark Show. It was an overpriced entry around £9, and we were extremely surprised with what we walked into....More

Date of experience: December 2015
4  Thank laurraa
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