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  2. Port Stephens
  3. Nelson Bay

Port Stephens: Irukandji Attraction Entry & Shark Encounter

Product ID: 77695
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Irukandji is an interactive aquarium where the whole family can meet sharks and rays. The Shark Encounter is the most popular choice, allowing you to don a wetsuit or waders and enter the pool with the sharks and rays for an interactive guided tour.
About this activity
Duration 1.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enter the pool with the sharks and rays and face your fears
  • Bring along tiny babies/ toddlers for cool photos in adorable little wetsuits
  • Meet the marine creatures personally on an interactive guided tour
  • Have the opportunity to pet and feed a wide variety of sharks and rays who will come right over for a pet
Full description
Offering 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), Irukandji is your next adventure waiting to happen. When embarking on a Shark Encounter, choose to don either the wader pants - which will keep you completely dry - or a wetsuit with water shoes, entering the water for a Shark Encounter Tour (all pools are heated to a comfortable 76°F or 24.5°C). This amazing expereice is not to be missed. The best part about this Shark Encounter adventure is the incredible individual personalities of the marine creatures you will meet. Many of them can't wait for their human 'friends' to arrive, you can tell they are genuinely happy to hang out with you, sometimes choosing to sit on your lap or make their way between your legs. 

Along the way, visit the smaller fish, including juvenile Port Jackson sharks, tropical fish, seahorses and eels, all located in the Bamboo Shallows Exhibit. Next in Fiddler Flats, the fiddler rays have huge personality and get excited when you offer them food. Ray Lagoon is home to larger species including eagle rays, zebra sharks and the leopard whiprays and you will be in your element feeding your newfound friends. Your experienced guide will provide an educational talk on the beautiful smooth stingrays that can grow over 300 kilograms.Glimpse a close look at a stingray mouth and witness the grace and warmth in their personality.

Finally, meet the big fish when you stop by the Tawny Terrain. Sometimes referred to as the koalas of the ocean, tawny nurse sharks can measure about 10 feet (3 meters) long and spend a lot of time sleeping. During your visit, you will have the oppurtunity to pet the tawnies and learn about them in an educational talk. When your tour comes to an end, you can remain on your own for another look at your favorite creatures or even jump back in on another tour for a second Shark Encounter at no extra charge. 
Includes
  • Aquarium entry
  • Wetsuit/ waders
  • Water shoes
  • Interactive guided tour
  • Educational talks
  • Dining area with bring your own picnic
  • Feed for sharks and rays

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

686 Marsh Road, Bobs Farm, NSW Australia 2316.

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Important information
Know before you go
• If you are wishing to book a social group with more then 10 paying visitors, please visit the local tour operator website for information on special rates
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 6 reviews
Review summary
Service
5.0/5
Organization
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Value for money
4.0/5
Safety
4.5/5

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