South Australia Whale Centre, Victor Harbor

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The South Australian Whale Centre is South Australia's largest marine focused interpretative centre.

Visitors can experience the natural wonders of the deep, explore the world heritage listed railway building, and gain further knowledge about Victor Harbor and South Australia's marine treasures. The centre provides whale sighting information, education and research support services through a range of mediums. The centre brings together a unique collection of historic treasures, marine, cultural, and aboriginal heritage to deliver an inspiring and enjoyable experience for every visitor.

We also have our very own 3D theatrette which is included in the price of entry.
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  • When we visited Victor Harbour it was 40 degrees so we were looking for any indoor (and air conditioned) activities. The Whale Centre was an interesting way to spend our time. It has an interesting...  more »
  • A really interesting collection of exhibits on the local whaling industry. Lots of interactive displays which kids would really enjoy. You can tell that a lot of time and effort has been put in by...  more »
  • The staff here were very friendly, helpful and quick with a joke. Lots of information for all age groups on the history of the whaling industry and more contemporary information about all things maritime. There are 'hands on' displays for a more tactile experience or for younger visitors to experience some of the displays more intimately. The sand pit in the basement would be a lot of fun for the younger generation. There are a few audio visual displays to enjoy and especially the 3D pisplay in the basement theatre is worthwhile. The $9 entry fee is well worthwhile and goes to a good cause.
  • Very informative about the whaling history of the region. Well worth a visit (particularly during whale watching season)
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