Whale Station Experience

This experience starts at New Zealand’s National Whaling Centre where you will learn about the history of whaling in New Zealand which was from 1827 – 1964.

$99.00 - $145.00
$55.00 - $101.00

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We cruise to the historic Perano Whaling Station through the calm, beautiful and majestic Queen Charlotte Sound to the Tory Channel, seeing a variety of marine wildlife on the way. The Perano Whaling Station is the only restored whaling station in New Zealand. You will be able to see and touch actual machinery used during New Zealand’s whaling era.

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You will experience a specially commissioned audio visual presentation that tells the stories of the whaling era in the whaler's old recreation building. See how whalers and their families lived and worked back in those days at this beautiful but isolated location.
When we return to Picton Harbour you have the option to walk a short distance with us to the Picton Whaling Museum.


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Physical address

Whale Station Experience, 1 Wellington Street, Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
07:30am - 06:00pm
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Proximity to coach terminal:
Proximity to town:
in town center

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $99.00 - $145.00
(15 year(s) and under)
$55.00 - $101.00

Language support

  Written Spoken
French YES YES
German YES YES
Italian YES NO
Spanish YES NO

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