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Aquascene, Darwin

3.3
#7 of 16 in Parks in Darwin
Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
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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3.9
  • We really enjoyed the visit here as it was amazing to watch the numerous fish going after the bread, and the kids had a lot of fun.  more »
  • At $15 (adult price) which gets you two pieces of bread to feed to the fish, I though this attraction was overpriced. The fish don't eat much of the bread because there is so much of it thrown into th...  more »
  • How often do you have an opportunity to be surrounded by wild fish, and hand feed them? The family really enjoyed the experience, though I thought it was maybe a little overpriced for what it was.... ...  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.

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