Whale World is an internationally unique attraction, taking visitors on a journey through the site of Australia’s last operating whaling station. Visitors have the freedom to explore an actual whaling ship, stand on the actual flensing deck and watch as actual cookers spin into action. An experience not to be missed!
Whale World provides a free guided tour with every admission and effectively brings together the past with the present-day with fully immersive state-of-the-art technology recreating the dramatic sounds and images of the old whaling station. A gun blast followed by a cloud of smoke and the camaraderie between two whalers awakens visitors to the audio re-enactment of a whale chase upon the Cheynes IV, and the journey begins…
A SpectraVision unit displays ‘A Day in the Life of a Whaler’ through the captivating projection of miniaturised people and three whale oil storage tanks converted to theatres now feature entertaining presentations including the world’s first 3-D animated whale film and a multimedia show. The world’s largest marine mammal painting collection and a spectacular skeleton exhibit, boasting the state’s largest Pygmy Blue Whale skeleton on display, also add to the attraction.
With over 20 captivating exhibits, not forgetting the whale themed children’s playgrounds, Whalers Galley Café-Restaurant and Mobies Souvenirs, Whale World prides itself on being an over three hour enlightening experience and Albany’s number one attraction.
Finally, a visit to Whale World is complemented with amazing views overlooking the picturesque King George Sound, its islands, sea birds and, on occasions, whales. Situated 22km from Albany on the Flinders Peninsula on the edge of Torndirrup National Park it promises a very diverse range of local flora within its own Wildflower Walk.
As Whale World continues to evolve into one of Australia's leading Tourist Attractions, a new exhibit has opened. Discovery Bay's Walk on the Wild Side is an Australian Native Fauna Wildlife Park which recently opened, showcasing over 25 species of vunerable, rare and endangered Australian native fauna. Animals at the fauna park include Lymphatic Cancer free Tasmanian devils, Koalas, Spotted Tail and Eastern Quolls, Bettongs, Quokkas, Potoroos, Wombats and many more. The Fauna park is available for day viewing, but why dont you take a Walk on the Wild Side Nocturnal Tour, where the fauna comes alive and are extremely active at night. You have the opportunity to witness the feeding of the animals, especially the Tasmanian Devils. The Walk on the Wild Side is an interactive, captivating and educational experience.
Whale World and Discovery Bay's Day Viewing is open from 9am to 5pm (closed December 25). Bookings for Discovery Bay's Walk on the Wild Side Nocturnal Tours are essential. For more intormation please visit www.whaleworld.org or call 08 98444 019
Admission Walk on the Wild Side Day Viewing: Adults $10, Concession $9, Student (13-18years) $7, Children (6-12years) $5, Family - $25.
Admission for Walk on the Wild Side Nocturnal Tours Adults $35, Concession $30, Student $20, Children $14, Family $80. Children under 5 years of age are free.
Cheynes IV Whalechaser, whaling artifacts, Gallery depicting photos of whaling from the site. Panorama Tower dedicated to former workers with stories and pictures.