opening hours 9am - 5pm
ph: (08) 9844 4021
What are Discovery Bay's opening hours?
We are open from 9am, 7 days a week, including all public holidays. The Australian Wildlife & Botanic Gardens close at 4pm daily and the Historic Whaling Station closes at 5pm daily, last entry 4.15pm. The only day Discovery Bay is closed is Christmas Day, 25th December.
How far is Discovery Bay from Albany?
Discovery Bay is located at the end of Frenchman Bay road, a 30 minute drive (20km) from the Albany city centre.
What times are the Historic Whaling Station tours?
The tours run on the hour from 10am to the last tour departing at 3pm each day.
How long are the Historic Whaling Station tours?
The tours run for 40 minutes and take you through part of the Whaling Station, recreating the history and explaining how the station operated and why it closed. The majority of the exhibits, movies and the Cheynes IV Whalechaser you explore without the tour guide.
What is the suggested time required to explore the Historic Whaling Station?
Most visitors spend 2 to 3 hour exploring the Historic Whaling Station.
What is the suggested time required to explore the Australian Wildlife & Botanic Garden?
Most visitors spend 1 hour exploring the Australian Wildlife & Botanic Garden.
Is Discovery Bay wheelchair and pram accessible?
Yes, the majority of Discovery Bay is accessible by wheelchairs and prams. The only location not accessible is inside the Cheynes IV Whalechaser as visitors need to descend stairs and steps to explore the inside of the ship. There is also a wheelchair avaliable to hire for free during your visit.
Can I bring my own food and drinks?
Yes, we have undercover picnic areas in the Historic Whaling Station and the Botanic Garden, with free gas BBQs available in the Botanic Garden.
Can I feed the Australian Wildlife?
For the health and safety of our wildlife it is not possible to feed them. However, our staff interact daily with the animals and regularly change feeding routines, so you never know, you could be here to witness dinner time!
What else is there to explore near Discovery Bay?
There are many beautiful natural attractions to explore near Discovery Bay. These include Frenchman Bay, Goode Beach, the Salmon Holes, Stoney Hill, the Blowholes, Jimmy Newells, the Gap & Natural Bridge and many more.
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