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Address: 2 Railway Tce, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8551 0750
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Its always good to learn more about these amazing creatures

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2016
Tony W
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Sydney
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Darwin, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 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.

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Thank David H
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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.

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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

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

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Thank Gloria F
Sydney
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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.

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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

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

This place is a small shed, very clean and we'll run, but! it will have your attention for maybe 3 minutes, Even the kids were bored and it's not cheap...a few relics, some pics, a skull here and there and your done! The gift shop, well! .... it may be just me but if your in victor harbour stick your... More 

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Thank jeff k
SAWCentre, Toursim Support Officer at South Australia Whale Centre, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you were disappointed. We are a small museum with a lot of written text about the different types of whales and whaling history. If too much reading is not for you our 3D Theatrette in the basement provides some excellent information about Southern Right Whales in Patagonia, South America. There is also a Sea Shepherd exhibit which... More 

Taree, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Located right in the centre of the amusement section of Victor Harbor. There's lots of interactive educational exhibits which perhaps are aimed more at school kids, but it was worth a visit.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Could be better but still worth a visit. Buy a combo ticket with horse tram. Has some very interesting displays. Love all the old whaling boat info. The whale skeleton is great. Thank god we no longer hunt whale

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