Located on the beautiful Hervey Bay esplanade, close to the Urangan Pier, is where you will find the world famous Great White Shark and Whale expo, which is the only one of its kind in the entire world. Vic Hislop set up this exhibition to educate people on the unpredictable behaviour of sharks.
Prices (as at March 2012)
|Child (5-15 Years Inclusive)||$7.00|
|Child (Under 5 Years)||Free|
Times of Operation:
Open Daily – 7 Days A Week, except Christmas Day
Summer months: 8.30am – 6.00pm
Winter months: 8.30am – 5.30pm
553 The Esplanade, Urangan, Hervey Bay,
Queensland, 4217 Australia
Vic Hislop Great White Shark Show is easy to find on the corner of The Esplanade and Elizabeth Street, just a short distance from the famous Urangan Pier
Phone: (07) 4128-9137
Free off-street parking is available on site.
Shark Show Hervey Bay:
Inside you will find a vast array of information, in the form of newspaper clipping, artefacts, shark teeth, shark jawbones, a shark brain and eyeball! There is even a frozen shark that you can get up nice and close to without any danger of being hurt.
Two movies are continually showing throughout the day. One of these is about whales and Vic’s explanation as to why whales beach themselves when they are such intelligent marine mammals. The second movie shows Vic Hislop’s shark hunting expeditions, before they became illegal. Both videos were interesting and very informative.
We stayed at the Vic’s shark expo for about 1.5 hours, watched a good portion of both of the movie clips, and read many of the newspaper articles that are displayed on the walls. It would be easy to spend 2 hours, if you have the time on your next family holiday to Hervey Bay.