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Visit Albany's Historic Whaling Station to learn about a piece of Australian history through activities, short films, and other exhibits. You can take one of the 40-minute guided tours, if you wish, or follow trails that tell stories of the whaling industry. Stand inside converted whale-oil tanks, marvel at the skeleton of a blue whale, see marine animal art, and climb aboard the Cheynes IV ship.
Pre-purchase admission to Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Explore activities and displays about the whaling industry
Take an included tour to hear more information from a guide
BBQ facilities available to use in a flower garden
Enjoy the 20-minute scenic drive from Albany CBD on your way to Albany's Historic Whaling Station. On arrival head to the entrance complex where you will be greeted by a friendly team who will guide you through your visit. Join one of the knowledgeable tour guides on a complimentary 40-minute tour through the restored whale processing factory, where you will find yourself immersed in the sights and sounds of the whaling industry. Tours operate on the hour from 10am to 3pm daily, or you can self-guide yourself through the entire site. After the tour, enjoy short films within the converted whale oil tanks and hop aboard the Cheynes IV, the world’s only preserved Whale chaser ship. Be amazed by a giant blue whale skeleton, enjoy a world-renowned marine animal art collection, and view precious scrimshaw art. If you have some spare time before the tour, you can visit the museum exhibits filled with authentic, whaling artifacts and memorabilia, or relax in the café overlooking one of Albany’s most picturesque bays. This unique, biodiverse location is also home to many native plants which are on display in the Regional Wildflower Garden. Enjoy free BBQ facilities in the gardens and learn about the friendly collection of native animals at the Australian Wildlife Park. With so much to explore you can spend the entire day at Albany's Historic Whaling Station.