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Aquascene, Darwin

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Time your visit to Aquascene for high tide when hundreds of fish approach the shore to be fed by curious onlookers. You get to hand-feed the fish while dangling your feet in the water. Though some of the bigger fish sometimes nibble on your toes, not even the scariest-looking ones ever bite hard. The site is known for its friendly atmosphere and helpful staff. You can mingle with visitors from around the world, all enjoying this rare close-up experience with Australia's underwater world. When planning your visit, remember that feeding times are dependent on the tide, so be sure to check the website or call ahead for the schedule. To visit Aquascene and other attractions in Darwin, use our Darwin family vacation planner.
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  • Good family fun at Aquascene. We went with a teenager and a 10 year old and they both enjoyed mucking around and feeding the fish for about an hour and half.There Lots of fish and you can put your fee...  more »
  • Its a good way to while away hour. Opening hours are subject to tides, so check before you go. Trays of bread are supplied to feed to various species of fish. It was fascinating to watch the Batfish s...  more »
  • What a great way to experience Darwin wildlife. The carpark is right outside and the whole experience is really reasonably priced at $15. Easily accessible for all the family. Standing in the water up...  more »
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  • Absolutely AWESOME experience for my son and I, such beautiful fish and friendly, informative staff who are happy to show you around and tell you all about the many different animals they have on site. I was on a high for HOURS after we left, great fun we will be back for sure! Great value for money.
  • Worth a visit on a clear day. The only thing to do is feed bread to the fish so you will only need 30 minutes
  • Pretty cool. Will definitely visit again.
  • Had a great time feeding the fish! Staff were all very helpful, even got to feed George the grouper!
  • Pretty cool place where you can hand feed some really big fish. My son loved this place.