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Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters

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686 Marsh Rd, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2316, Australia
+61 2 4982 2476
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Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters is an amazing experience of swimming and interacting with Sharks and Rays. The owners are passionate and dedicated to our Ocean's conservation and Marine Science. Every visitor can learn about the ocean depths and step outside their comfort zone by diving in with these amazing ambassador animals. Once you have experienced these majestic creatures individual personalities, you will have the confidence to take the next step and dive Looking Glass, a popular Nelson Bay shark dive site. Wondering about the name Irukandji? The Irukandji Jellyfish may be the most deadly thing in the world! Coming soon you will see them with your own eyes and learn about the Jellyfish blooms that are currently taking over the ocean like never in history. If you are after an out of this world experience that can be shared with the whole family (even tiny babies get a wetsuit and booties for a swim with the Sharks) then Irukandji is your next adventure waiting to happen.
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  • Average5%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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686 Marsh Rd, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2316, Australia
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+61 2 4982 2476
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Went out to Irukandji today and what an incredible experience. Having always had a fear of sharks and sting rays today I can say Irukandji has changed my views. The knowledge the staff have is incredible and was really interesting learning about all the different...More

Thank Chloe D
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Went here with my wife, son and parents. My father and I did the the shark experience and it was honestly the best interactive activity I’ve done in any aquarium. The rays and small sharks were fantastic, getting to feed them while they swim around...More

Thank 255060Rich
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Visited on Good Friday with our 19 month old daughter. We loved every bit of it. After a few minutes our daughter also started to enjoy seeing the sharks and rays as they came past. The team is very friendly and helpful and from the...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Well worth it , very small but well layed out our guide Tina was very passionate about the Rays and sharks and was only to happy to answer any questions. We had plenty of time in each tank . A great experience for all ages.

Thank Lisa L
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

A small place and I think worth what it costs. The only negative is that you don't actually get to feed the larger sharks, just pat them. So just be mindful of that. You only get to feed the rays and a few small sharks....More

Thank mummytravels85
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We drove to Nelson bay just for this and we were not disappointed! We got to go into the tanks and feed the sharks and sting rays for an additional 18 bucks which was well worth it. Only thing was the lack of showers but...More

Thank Jonathan L
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

On a family holiday, we decided to go to Irukandji Shark and Ray encounter. We absolutely had a ball! We are a family of animal lovers, in particular, Sharks and to be able to get into the water with these safe species of sharks and...More

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Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Hi Coffeelover283, Ah so lovely to hear <3, makes me all warm and fuzzy :) Thank you so much for the support, we really appreciate it! Warm Regards Lia

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Getting to pat and feed the sharks and rays was a nice experience. Initially I felt that maybe the pools were not kept as well as could be however the tour guide spoke a lot about the animals being over fished which had lead to...More

Thank Ezzzay
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Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Hi Ezzzay, Thanks for taking the time to review us, we are defiantly caught between a rock and a hard place. On one hand it would be amazing if we could see all Sharks and Marne life protected in there home in the ocean safe...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Loved every second of it! You could really tell how well they look after the animals and how much they love their jobs! Learned alot and the staff was happy to share a lot of information regarding the sharks and rays. To jump into a...More

Thank Elin J
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Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Hi Elin J, Ah so great to hear! Also great that you had already heard of little us all the way in Sweden! We are so happy you had a wonderful time and we hope you can share our message out with the world! Warm...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Really recommend this encounter we were in the water with giant sting rays and sharks would be great for all ages

Thank auskez
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Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Hi auskez, Thank you! So nice of you to go out of you way, it is great for all ages! Thanks for your support Lia

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therese_phu
3 January 2017|
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Response from Irukandji_SharknRay | Property representative |
Hi therese_p Thank you for your enquiry! The facilities are limited until we get into the new centre. At the moment we provide clean towels for those who don't have their own (and change rooms). The shower blocks are way... More
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missdizzie
26 July 2016|
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Response from Irukandji_SharknRay | Property representative |
Hi Missdizzi, Thank you so much for your question and concerns for our fish family. Also a big thank you for all those positive replies from the reviewers, it means a lot to us as our fish health and happiness is the... More
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