Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, Noumea

(4.2/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
Discover the native marine life of New Caledonia at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie. This modest-sized attraction provides an educational introduction to the creatures populating the barrier reef around the islands. In the large aquariums you can see turtles, sea snakes, and giant clams. Mysterious and fascinating creatures like the nautilus mollusc and the self-lighting flashlight fish also reside here. Multi-language explanations are available. Make Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie part of your personalized Noumea itinerary using our Noumea trip generator.
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  • This is a small but well organised and interesting acquarium with a hands on display for kids and huge tanks with everything from sea horses to sea snakes. The snakes are what you see snorkling there ...  more »
  • We went to visit the aquarium an afternoon of week after a meal to the BD. I struggled to drag my husband who can't bear to see species locked in a jar. Finally, in arguing that the aquarium is deemed to have saved specimens or in order to save the human nuisance. Once there, the disappointment. The aquarium is tiny, it feels tight as in a Paris metro. The jars are all small (the Moray can't even extend and must roll over itself) and misfits to the numbers of inhabitants. The aquarium more reminds a Museum of beings living as a backup and preservation Center. Visitors are not better treated! All is small and busy world. It became oppressive. You add a ton of unruly children running, screaming everywhere. Despite niches for children (with feeding of fish etc...), you will also see in off-peak hours. Impossible to admire, read or listen to without getting upset or yelling. The aquarium should be more adult niches (in the image of those for children) in order to have a little peace. We shipped the visit. On the one hand, the discomfort with abuse animal (I weigh my words) and the other one to feel oppressed against all scream them / cry of offspring. Unanimity among the colleagues: never again. I you Council rather go hiking in PMT on duck island. Not far away, cheap, and with more freedom.
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  • So, it's true, to have heard him during a visit to the Aquarium, it is small, much more than that of Sydney but at the same time, we're in Noumea, not in Sydney. Then, real efforts have been made, with for example, turtles basin. It's really not bad. For those who have a boat to go diving, or who don't have anyone in their entourage, the Aquarium, it turned out, an excellent compromise to discover the fauna and the local aquatic flora.
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