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 state-heritage listed site and Silver Medal Winner in Cultural Tourism at the 2019 Western Australia Perth Airport Tourism Awards, 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 their giant blue whale skeleton; enjoy their world-renowned marine animal art collection and view their precious scrimshaw art. Visit their museum exhibits filled with authentic, whaling artefacts and memorabilia or relax in their café overlooking one of Albany’s most-picturesque bays.
Their unique, biodiverse location is also home to over a 100,000 species of native plants which are now displayed in their Regional Wildflower Garden. Enjoy free barbecues in the gardens and learn about their friendly collection of native animals at their Australian Wildlife Park.