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Aquascene, Darwin
(3.4/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I couldn't believe it cost $15 to enter. There were a lot of fish but the highlight was the cockie that let you scratch its neck. I can't see why they charge so much. A lady gave some information over...  more »
  • Loved it! An abundance of bread and soooo many fish of different varieties. The staff were great and very friendly, didn't mind having a chat. Standing in the water with the fish having a nibble was a...  more »
  • They charge to much for what it is. The lady running the show seem a bit grumpy and spoke down to people. Better to go to the wharf for dinner and feed the fish. 
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  • Pretty cool place where you can hand feed some really big fish. My son loved this place.
  • Great place to visit if you are in Darwin. So many fish - just amazing
  • A unique experience, it's very funny! You can touch and feed dozens and dozens of fishes. A very good (touristic) attraction for yound and old
  • This is the 3rd time I have gone over the past 13 years, and did not enjoy at all, the staff just yell at people for throwing bread in the wrong spot and don't evan do a talk about the zero tide anymore , the back area is also closed now. Dont waste the money on these people
  • Its a great attraction. $15 per pax(adult rate), is worth the visit. Is a great enjoyment when u feed the fishes so close. Must visit when u r here!