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Indo Pacific Marine, Darwin
(2.4/5 based on 150+ 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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  • If you are looking for a touristy aquarium where you get to handle the creatures this is not the place. This place is much much more!! The owner has a wealth of knowledge and is highly passionate abou...  more »
  • It's an interesting place to be! The knowledge from John is amazing! He will introduce you a whole coral reef which is all alive in a house and you will learn more than you might expect! Thanks a lot ...  more »
  • Loved our trip to the Pacific Marine at the harbour, the owner gives a guided tour to small groups and has a wealth of knowledge previously unknown to not only ourselves but others within our group. 
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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.
  • 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.