Albany's Historic Whaling Station


Hours: 9am to 5pm (last entry 4.15pm)

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 café 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. Join us for a memorable day on The Amazing South Coast.

Historic Whaling Station, open 9am to 5pm (last entry 4.15pm)

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

Café opening hours: 9am – 4pm (lunch meals 11am – 3pm)

Open every day excluding Christmas (25th Dec)


  • Barbeque/Picnic Area
  • Café

Map & Directions

81 Whaling Station Road Torndirrup


From the bottom of York St, turn right into Princess Royal Drive and travel 2km, turn left into Frenchman Bay Rd. Travel 18km to the end of the road and turn right into Whaling Station Rd.

Cancellation Policy

No-shows will attract a 100% cancellation fee.
All cancellations must be made in writing.

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