Albany's Historic Whaling Station

Attractions Arts and Culture, Industry, Local History, Maritime, National and State Ships


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 our giant blue whale skeleton; enjoy our world-renowned marine animal art collection and view our precious scrimshaw art. Visit our museum exhibits filled with authentic, whaling artefacts and memorabilia or relax in our cafe overlooking one of Albany's most picturesque bays.

Our unique, biodiverse location is also home to over a 100,000 species of native plants which are now displayed in our Regional Wildflower Garden. Families can enjoy free BBQ's in the gardens and learn about our friendly collection of native animals at our Australian Wildlife Park.

Historic Whaling Station, open daily 9am to 5pm (last entry 4.15pm). Only closed Christmas (25th Dec).

Australian Wildlife Park & Regional Wildflower Garden, open 10am to 5pm

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Museums: Arts and Culture, Industry, Local History, Maritime, National and State

Historical Sites: Ships

Open Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday


Albany's Historic Whaling Station
81 Whaling Station Rd, Torndirrup, WA 6330

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