Spring School Holidays
Enjoy fun spring family activities these school holidays!
ENJOY a whole day of family fun this spring at Albany’s Historic Whaling Station. Explore Albany’s unique whaling history, relax in the Regional Wildflower Garden full of West Australian plants and discover the friendly Australian wildlife.
Discover the fascinating whaling history and learn about the last whaling station to close in Australia. Climb aboard the famous whale chaser to experience life on board an actual whaling ship and marvel at the enormous whale skeletons on display. History comes alive as you join a 40 minute guided tour, operating hourly from 10am to 3pm.
The Australian Wildlife enclosures are home to rare white kangaroos, wombats, possums, entertaining flying foxes and Frank the koala. Plus, the kangaroos and wallabies are so friendly that they will hop up right alongside you for a photo.
In the Wildflower Garden you can wander along the wetland boardwalks while you search for birds and frogs that have made their homes here. The spring wildflowers are now bursting into bloom. Bring along a picnic lunch and relax in the picnic facilities while you enjoy the amazing view over King George Sound.
Plus, during the school holidays families can take part in a wildlife themed trail, solving riddles to locate secret words, and then use those words to discover the secret wildlife fact. There will also be hidden animal icons to spot as you explore the grounds, so keep a lookout as you never know where they will be hiding.
Open 9am to 5pm (last entry at 4.15pm) every day, including the Queen’s birthday public holiday. So make a day of it this spring at Albany’s Historic Whaling Station.