Whale World - Western Australia


As soon as you enter the realm of Whale World heritage precinct, you step back in time into yesteryear.


Visit Whale World and take an interactive journey through the site of the last operating whaling station in Australia, supported by a series of audio visual displays, artefacts and whaling history. 


With the help of an professional guide, begin to explore over 25 different exhibits including "Giants of the Sea", the jaw dropping skeleton display.  Then prepare to be immersed in three state of the art technological theatres, including the world's first 3D animated film on whales "Giants Exist", and climb aboard the Cheynes IV Whalechaser to experience a whale chase through the audio re-enactment.   

There is plenty to discover so allow 2-3 hours for your visit and don't miss all the fun in the children's playgrounds, exceptional cuisine at Whalers Galley Cafe' and fantastic gift ideas in Mobies Souvenirs!


Whale World is situated on the site of the old Cheynes Beach Whaling Station, located on the picturesque southern coast of King George Sound in Albany, Western Australia. 


The station ceased whaling operations and was decommissioned in 1978.  Now an international tourist icon and educational attraction, it is also acknowledged as one of the State's most significant tourist attractions. 



 "The best family outing we've had in a long time" Davies Family, Busselton WA 

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OPEN EVERY DAY 9am - 5pm over the holidays


Silver medallists - WA Tourism Awards 2007:
Sir David Brand Award for Tourism, Tourist Attractions  and Heritage & Cultural Tourism

Winner - Heritage Council 2005 Award to an
Museums Australia (WA)
Partnership Award 2005

Physical Location: 
Travel to the end of Frenchman Bay Road, then turn right onto Whaling Station Road, Albany WA 6330

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Quick Links to:

Group Bookings


Whalers Galley Cafe'


The Future of Whale World
transformation into Discovery Bay


Whaling History


Guided Tour Info



3D "Giants Exist" Whale Movie


Guest Book




Exhibits at Whale World


Entrance Prices


Employees of the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company


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Albany Whaling DVD

Take a look at the unique and historical footage captured from the 1950's up until 1978 when Australia's last whaling station Cheynes Beach Whaling Company, Albany Western Australia closed.

Leave nothing to the imagination, view Albany's controversial history of whaling on this DVD.

To purchase this exclusive DVD please contact our friendly staff:
E: giftshop@whaleworld.org   P: 08 9844 4019


:: Latest Attractions

Cheynes IV whalechaser
Jump onboard - explore the whole vessel and experience a whale hunt through audio re-enactment.

  Movie Theatres
The world's first 3D animated whale movie gives a fascinating insight into whale behaviour. 

  Mobies Souvenirs
Mobies Souvenirs is situated in the entrance foyer and carries an extensive range of products.

:: Go Whale Watching!

Whale Watching in Albany's Whale World

Albany Dolphin and Whale Tours - Silver Star Cruises
Cruise the historic & scenic waters of Albany for 2 1/2 hours in the comfort of Paul Guest's 50ft catamaran the Silver Star II. The Silver Star crew, with their friendly relaxed manner, will ensure that you have an enjoyable cruise, providing informative commentary and refreshments.

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Albany Whale Tours
"Sail-A-Way" is a 40ft catamaran, the vessel has a cosy and comfortable cabin, with deck seating and plenty of room to move on deck, giving the best view of the wildlife. Fascinating and spontaneous commentary on marine life, geological history and biological processes of the Albany coast line and hinterland. A unique and unforgettable experience. Guests on board enjoy home made scones with jam and cream, accompanied by tea or coffee.

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:: Visitor Information

Whale World is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm (excluding Christmas Day).
To view entrance prices or to see where we are on a location map click the appropriate link below.

> Entry Prices & Opening Hours > How to get to Whale World > Group Bookings

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