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South Australia Whale Centre

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Address: 2 Railway Tce, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
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+61 8 8551 0750

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Very nice to go into and experience all of what they have to offer! So interesting to see all the different kinds of whales etc. I remember coming here on a school excursion. And... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Jase W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice to go into and experience all of what they have to offer! So interesting to see all the different kinds of whales etc. I remember coming here on a school excursion. And im almost 30 now. So it has been around longer than I have. If you go to Victor Harbour, tjen you jave to stop on and... More 

Thank Jase W
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good information on whales and the history of whaling in Victor Harbour, mostly aimed at kids. Would recommend for kids.

Thank toffee66_10
Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to make a day of it and visit this museum. It was only $24.50 for a family so figured why not? There was a lot of information, some interactive things for the kids and a 3D documentary, it was all very basic and nothing that really made us want to stay longer than about an hour. It was good... More 

Thank Katrina K
South Australia, Australia
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967 reviews
332 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I don't usually post negative reviews yet the Whale Museum is not worth the effort. To charge $9 a head I found outrageous. Most museums are gold coin donation or free. To charge that outrageous entry fee is just gouging tourist. Once inside there are only a few displays and a video. The staff were as disinterested as the displays.... More 

Thank Tim J
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Whilst the entry fee at $9 is not much, there is not really a lot to see. We enjoyed the short video's on the Sea shepherd. Several stall were talking about the aquarium so we were looking for a large display tank, we could only find a 4 ft tank.

Thank David H
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26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Plain vanilla artifacts and articles - nothing interactive and nothing special about the $$ you pay to get in. Definitely will not recommend visiting.

Thank Kinshuk S
SAWCentre, Tourism Officer at South Australia Whale Centre, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience. We had some technical issues with our 3D Theatrette this week but it is up an running again now, If you are still in the area I invite you to come back if you wish to view it. It is a 10 minute film about Southern Right Whales in Patagonia, made... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We really enjoyed our visit here, it was interesting and and also very interactive for adults and children

Thank Carol N
SAWCentre, Tourism Officer at South Australia Whale Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Carol. Very glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Victor Harbor, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The whale centre is a great place for families with children big or small particularly during school holidays when they run special programmes for the children. The topics in the programmes change every holidays. Bookings are essential for these very popular programmes where they learn about all thing to do with our ocean environment.

Thank Gloria F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

A small exhibition on these regular visitors to Victor Harbour. The staff are well informed and provided great information on when to see the whales that use the harbour protection to train their calves. Great historical information about the whaling trade of old.

Thank Tony W
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Visited to get information on whale sightings in the area, and ended going through exhibition. Very interesting. Good for kids

Thank tutorrobyn

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