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9.30am - Depart Albany for Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Located 30 minutes drive from the Albany city centre, at the end of Frenchman Bay Rd.
10.00am - Explore the world's only Historic Whaling Station
History comes alive as you join a 40 minute guided tour, operating hourly from 10am to 3pm each day. Experience feature presentations inside the three whale oil storage tanks which have been carefully converted to theatres. Explore the photo and artefact galleries and marvel at the enormous whale skeletons on display. Learn about the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company, the last to close in Australia and climb aboard the famous whale chaser to experience life on board an actual whaling ship.
12.00pm - Relax in our Regional Wildlfower Garden
Enjoy delicious lunch and amazing view at the Whaler's Galley Café, menu can be found here. You can also bring your own lunch and refreshments and enjoy the view from our free bbq & picnic area in the beautiful native Botanic Garden.
After lunch explore our Regional Wildflower Garden and Australian Wildlife Park. Relax in our Wildflower Garden featuring thousands of stunning native plants and an enhanced wetland environment – all accessed by comfortable boardwalk paths suitable for wheelchairs. Wander the pathways and enjoy the natural beauty while you search out birds and frogs which have made happy homes here. Viewing stations along the way allow you to sit and take in the stunning coastline and offer perfect whale watching spots in the winter months. Our wildflower ‘living murals’ burst into colour each spring. It is a nature photographer’s paradise featuring dozens of wildflower specimens, all endemic to the South West region of W.A.
1.00pm - Discover Australian Wildlife on Show
Discover the native wildlife enclosures and meet our friendly native animals. Wombats, bandicoots and possums you may have heard of, but have you met a bettong, pademelon or woylie before? Discovery Bay is also home to rare white kangaroos, flying foxes and two entertaining characters – Bruce and Frank – our resident koalas. After meeting them, discover our kangaroos and wallabies which are so friendly that they may hop right up alongside you for a photo.
2.30pm - Make a splash on the Wave Rider Boat Tour
Experience a joyous and exhilarating journey to see the seals on Breaksea Island, tour King George Sound's ancient cliffs and beaches and thrill to the seabirds and ocean creatures of the wilderness on Albany's doorstep. Wave Rider - Get there fast so you have more time to explore. This 1 hour tour departs daily at 2.30pm (meet at 2pm for introduction and safety briefing). Not suitable for children under 5 years of age, nor for people with spine or back problems. Waterproof jacket supplied. Advisable to bring a change of clothes as passengers can get wet in certain conditions. Subject to minimum numbers and suitable weather.
3.30pm - Return, Recharge & Reflect
After being wowed by the beauty and amazing marine & wildlife of Albany you can return to the Historic Whaling Station, Australian Wildlife Park or Regional Wildlflower Garden; or recharge your body at the Whaler's Galley Cafe with Devonshire tea and reflect upon the incredible experiences you have had during your day at Albany's Historic Whaling Station.
On your way back to Albany don’t forget to visit the nearby natural attractions such as Stoney Hill, The Blowholes, The Gap & Natural Bridge and the Albany Windfarm.
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