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Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters

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Irukandji Shark and Ray Aquarium Entry Ticket with Optional Shark Experience
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Irukandji Shark and Ray Aquarium Entry Ticket with Optional Shark Experience
from US$23.29*
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“small sharks”(8 reviews)
“wet suits”(9 reviews)
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...more
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686 Marsh Rd, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2316, Australia
+61 2 4982 2476
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tina was our guide for this "experience" - covered in wading overalls and then into 4 separate tanks with Rays and Sharks. Nothing dangerous, of course, provided you did not attempt to feed by hand. Tina is passionate about marine life and the marine environment...More

Thank SixtyplusOldBar
Reviewed 5 August 2018

I went with my son to Irukandji near Nelson Bay to feed and touch the rays and sharks. It was an amazing experience and my son had such a great time. I would highly recommend this to anybody.

Thank dieuwke8888
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Loved this experience and would recomend it. Family of 4 for 2 hours experiencing contact with a wide range of rays, skates and sharks. Taught a wide range of information about species, habitat, ecosystems and environmental threats. Strong message about pollutants in our habitats. Good...More

Thank ApertureDan
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely gold. Teachers get in free! Fascinating and completey worth the time and money. Can't recommend it highly enough

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Gosh - this was a surprise. And very pleasantly so. I'd heard some not so good feedback but eventually wanted to try it ourselves. Turns out to be a tad costly at $200 odd for 5 with the full water encounter but that's the only...More

Thank mannyhom
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
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
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

Thank RSingla2013
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
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

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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
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