Discovery Bay Tourism Experience, Albany
(3.9/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Now a museum, the Cheynes Beach Whaling Station was Australia’s last operating whaling station when it closed in 1978. Discovery Bay Tourism Experience displays the largest whale skeleton in Western Australia, a 22 m (72 ft) long pygmy blue whale skeleton. The former cutting-up decks and processing factory display whole vessels, harpoons, and ship models. Inside, view movies about marine life and whaling operations. Outside, explore the rusting Cheynes IV whale chaser and equipment. Using our world travel planner, Albany attractions like Discovery Bay Tourism Experience can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create a full Albany itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Albany

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Albany by other users

37 days in Australia BY A USER FROM GERMANY July, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Western Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Albany BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Western Australia BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Western Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Western Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, kids, outdoors, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Western Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Western Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The old Whaling Station has been presented as a tasteful testament to "days gone by" when men worked hard in a dangerous job to provide for their families. Even though my wife and I are both glad that...  more »
  • absolutely brilliant afternoon spent here , worth the money and we were lucky to get chatting to a guy who used to work there when it was operational.also an animal enclosure and garden walk. 
  • Congratulations to the management at the whaling station for providing an excellent historical and educational experience about whaling at Albany. We thought the tour was extremely informative, loved ...  more »
Google
  • I really liked it when i went , awesome to learn about some albany history , but I did think it was over priced , aspecially the gift shop ☺
  • Impresive and so explanatory, highly recomand to everyone. It is eye opening information
  • Amazing views, good food, nice staff!
  • Good spot to learn about Albanys whaling history with a lot of historic photos buildings and equipment present
  • Place of Cruelty display Actually should be demolished and can be replaced with some innovative monument... Helpful and innovative staff.