We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Indo Pacific Marine

Features Animals
Review Highlights
An experience with an important message to deliver.

The facility is located within walking distance of the Darwin shopping area. A variety of live and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cooma, Australia
A Eco Gem

We went into the Oil Storage Tunnels and upon paying our entrance fee we were given a voucher to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gymea, Australia
Read all 242 reviews
All photos (87)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
Travelers talk about
“self sustaining”(12 reviews)
“fish”(37 reviews)
Indo Pacific Marine began on 1971 as a privately funded project to develop and establish onshore marine ecosystems highlighting the unique features and biodiversity of the coral reefs that are in our Darwin waters.Indo Pacific Marine has become the...more
Darwin Wharf Precinct | Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, Northern Territory 8000, Australia
+61 8 8981 1294
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Darwin
from US$532.20
More Info
from US$450.90
More Info
from US$465.70
More Info
from US$210.70
More Info
Reviews (242)
Filter reviews
234 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsself sustainingthe great barrier reeffishsea lifehusband and wife teameco systemdarwin harbourguided tourask questionswealth of knowledgetake your timewell worth the visitaquariumecosystemcoraljeepsexhibits
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 234 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a nice little place with some aquariums. The biggest one is presented inthe beginning of the owner with interesting information about the sealife. The price is alright with the reduction flyer that you can get by visiting the WWII Oil Storage tunnels (https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g255066-d2206658-r598035362-World_War_II_Oil_Storage_Tunnels-Darwin_Top_End_Northern_Territory.html) and...More

Thank steve123533
Reviewed 5 days ago

We attended this attraction mainly to pass some time. However, we were pleasantly surprised to find an extremely interesting talk by the operator followed by a tour through the facility which encompassed exhibitions of numerous types of fish and other marine life. Would recommend this...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a real gem to see, the chap that owns this place LOVES to share with you the magnificent details of Darwin and the coral and everything in it. Simply a MUST DO when in Darwin, fantastic value.

Thank Bushchook
Reviewed 6 days ago

The facility is located within walking distance of the Darwin shopping area. A variety of live and still displays tell an important story about the health of the ocean environment and what it means for the world in which we live.

Thank MrDee2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went into the Oil Storage Tunnels and upon paying our entrance fee we were given a voucher to enter the Indo Pacific Marine down in the Darwin Wharf Precinct. What a gem of a place this is and it's the life commitment of the...More

Thank RobGymeaBay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place - don’t go expecting an aquarium- it’s not. Has a great vibe, if you manage to arrive in time for a tour, John (?) is very knowledgeable about the ocean reef around Darwin and waterways in general. You will be able to see...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a flashy, ‘touristy’ aquarium but it has substance. Husband and wife team have run this for many years, and they know their stuff. The reef exhibit was incredible, self sustaining - they have not changed the water for 24 years. The place...More

Thank Shooshel
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I really enjoyed visiting this place. It was a little disjointed on the day as the owner was flying solo, but his wealth of information was excellent. The aquarium was fascinating. Actually growing coral in a controlled environment. No pump or filter, water hasn't been...More

Thank Stui G
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Dated & dusty....but make sure 'the owner' takes you on the tour....his knowledge is great about Darwin reef but be prepared for his questions. Marine quiz 101!! His reef to watch is tranquilizing....so many things move.Worth supporting a local who believes in conservation.

Thank Kay F
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

An impressive attempt to educate about the little known variety and beauty of coral reefs that occur naturally in Darwin waters. Designed for those who have a genuine interest in learning about the unique ecosystem up close via the extremely knowledgeable owner and an enclosed...More

Thank camilla m
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
7 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Jennifer M | Reviewed this property |
Definitely no snorkelling, it is an aquarium and I wouldn't waste my time going there
7 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Carolyn_Hall2013 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, this is an exhibit where you walk around and look into the tanks, no snorkelling here :) Its a great exhibit and I'd thoroughly recommend it. I can't remember the pricing though. Have fun