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Indo Pacific Marine, Darwin

(3.3/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
A privately funded venture to showcase the diversity of the coral reefs, Indo Pacific Marine opened its doors in 1971. The exhibits highlight the biodiversity of Darwin's waters and draw attention to the reef's important function in the biosphere. You'll see tanks inhabited by a colorful array of sea creatures, exhibits on pearling, and perhaps even a chance to see a barramundi feeding. A documentary video and a guided tour will leave well informed about the life of the reef. Use our Darwin trip builder to visit Indo Pacific Marine on your trip to Darwin, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This small but fascinating aquarium was recommended to us and didn't disappoint. After a short introductory film the host gave us an individual guided tour and was so knowledgeable that we learned mor...  more »
  • Will have to come back for the night display one day. Unfortunately other people cancelled so the night show was cancelled as well. Would recommend to the owner to take at least some prepayment for th...  more »
  • I took the kids - 11, 15 & 16yrs. The host offered a very informative talks about sea life, shells, fish and crabs. The large coral display is super cool and would be awesome to see the evening displa...  more »
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  • This is a quite understated exhibition. It's much more than it appears. The owner of Indo Pacific Marine aquarium is a long time Darwin local privy to all of the secrets and history lurking beneath the waters of Darwin. The owner takes a personal interest in every visitor and his commentary is extremely lively and informed and he has a great skill in piquing the interest of children. If you want to know what's under Darwin Harbour and how it all lives together the Indo Pacific Marine exhibition is the place to learn. Highly recommended.
  • Very informative and a lovely educational experience for the whole family. I wish it was cheaper then we would go more often.
  • If you want a non commercialised educational experience with the reef/ocean this is the place for you. John is a wealth of knowledge and explains everything in a no nonsense way. Get up close with many sea creatures. A must in Darwin.
  • We visited the Tunnels first and were given a discounted ticket to the Aquarium which we found very interesting. The owner/operator is a college of knowledge when it comes to Marine life. There is a fantastic display of a coral reef, plus a huge screen movie, and feeding of barramundi, plus many more aquariums to view. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and learnt such a lot about Marine life.
  • Very informative, kida loved it