Aquascene, Darwin

3.5
#7 of 17 in Parks in Darwin
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. Before you head to Darwin, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Darwin online holiday planner , to make sure you see all that Darwin has to offer, including Aquascene.
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  • This attraction was really interesting - the guides provide information if you’re keen to learn but otherwise just feeding the fish is fun and unusual.  more »
  • Hot Tip: This place is only open at High Tide as the fish do not come and want to be fed until then, so don't be like us donkeys who did not heed this information, and had to come back later. Other re...  more »
  • Enjoyed feeding the fish, they take if straight from your fingers. Probably a little expensive but still a fun experience. Would be good for the kids.  more »
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  • This is an interesting experience to see large amounts of fish. They provide bred so you can feed them. They also have someone providing information on the fish and commentary which is always great. Check their website for opening times but basically it is high tide. They have a gift shop. It was $15 per adult in Dec 2017.
  • Much more than I expected. For the reasonably priced admission fee we could feed the fish which were at times huge. Many were happy to swim around our feet as they gummed our soft bread provided by the company. A knowledgeable guide spoke into a microphone telling us all about the types of fish and answering people's questions. He didn't get in our way just happy to help as much as possible. Once we had fed the fish as much as we liked we could look around their gardens and learn about the Chinese history of the area through their collection of statues and informative posters. Also they had a pet cockatoo who was very friendly and loved pats. As well as local seabirds and another fish pond which had some crabs and other types of fish to see. Well worth the visit! Would definitely recommend!
  • Fish were amazing to see and feed. Very helpful and friendly staff. Gave a wonderful insight into history about area.
  • The staff were extremely accomodating and helpful fitting us in during a very busy week. The trip was a delight for the kids and adults with many "wow" moments including sea eagle sitings, large bat fish feedings, beautiful pristine coral coves and fishing. Highly recommend and book early!
  • Great and fun place. I found it very enjoyable, eapecially the talkative Jimmy Shoo, the cockatoo. The downside was the staff that sold me the ticket. The ladies were rude and looked down on me for no reason, which ruined my mood a little bit and made me feel somewhat less welcome. The girl that did the presentation and kept an eye on everyone was great though - very kind, friendly, knowledgeable and patient with children. Still, the place is worth recommending. 4/5

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