The National Whale Centre

Free experience
The National Whale Centre

What you can expect

Educating visitors on all things whale related, the National Whale Centre has a range of interesting displays open to the public. Showcasing exhibits devoted entirely to whales and whaling, the centre provides an in depth look into the history of this intriguing species. The centre aims to engage young people and their parents in the journeys that aim to undertake in relation to whales. They are seen to be the information hub in New Zealand on all matters relating to this marine animal. A must-see for those interested in the history and future of whales and the whaling industry.


What you need to know

  • Summer Opening Hours
  • Wednesday to Sunday: 12pm to 6pm Winter Opening Hours
  • Wednesday to Sunday: 12pm to 5pm Getting There
  • 3-4 minute walk from the ferry terminal
Free entry
Educational centre
Close to the Ferry Terminal
Great for the whole family
Solely dedicated to whales
Strong whaling culture in the region
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