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South Australia Whale Centre

2 Railway Tce, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
+61 8 8551 0750
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Interesting whale artifacts & history of whaking

Unfortunately we visited at the same time as a school excursion so missed out on being able to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mattandmandy75
via mobile
Lots of noise, but still learning

When we entered in the South Australia Whale Centre , we found out that there were several classes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robby G C
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Very good48%
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2 Railway Tce, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
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+61 8 8551 0750
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"marine life"
in 7 reviews
"great place to learn"
in 2 reviews
"school excursion"
in 2 reviews
"whales and dolphins"
in 3 reviews
"whaling history"
in 3 reviews
"whale watching"
in 4 reviews
"small museum"
in 2 reviews
"lovely staff"
in 2 reviews
"great for kids"
in 3 reviews
"all ages"
in 4 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 2 reviews
"horse tram"
in 4 reviews
"south australia"
in 2 reviews
"information centre"
in 2 reviews
"granite island"
in 2 reviews
"exhibits"
in 16 reviews
"shepherd"
in 12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately we visited at the same time as a school excursion so missed out on being able to see the top level (still charged the same entry price though) but we found it most interesting, even if it was very quick to get through.

1  Thank Mattandmandy75
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we entered in the South Australia Whale Centre , we found out that there were several classes from a school exploring the Whale Center. It was a raucous. There were lots of shells, crabs, miniature boats, mouths of fish... The focus was mostly on...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

always changing exellent for small and primary school children so much educational interactions for them to learn $24.50 for a family of 4 or $9.50 per person

Thank Mel P
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Attended with family. Although a part of it was closed, the kids enjoyed looking at the exhibits and touching everything. Very educational and adult will enjoy it too.

Thank Tiffany M
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Lots of things to see, very informative. They had a variety of souvenirs and the staff were very friendly.

Thank Diana N
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Educational and fun Deal with horse tram return ride so ask at the desk at entry! Lots to learn here about the local waters and whaling lovely staff very helpful! Hands on fun for the kids

1  Thank Karolyn P
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Good kids activity in cellar level with digging for fossils activity. Lots of marine biology specimens to view under microscopes. Puzzles and play room for little kids.

1  Thank Nuwan D
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Reasonably priced and loads of information about whales and dolphins, this is a great place to spend an hour or two. Interesting 3D video about whale watching but would probably benefit from more AVs with less reading!

1  Thank yhi904
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Such a lovely centre to visit! We were greeted by a really lovely man as we entered who informed us about what there was to look at and had a nice chat with us! There is an upstairs section for kids, a general section for...More

Thank mmmishka
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

I had some time to kill so thought I would have a wander through this local tourist attraction. Whilst it is aimed more at children I still found it interesting. Staff where happy & helpful. The history of Victor Harbor, information about marine life and...More

Thank SassyCmo
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