Water activity

New South Wales: Zebra Shark Encounter

New South Wales: Zebra Shark Encounter

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From US$ 61.92 per person

This incredible experience includes a private encounter with the super friendly, beautiful Zebra Sharks, as well as rays and other Australian sealife.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Have an exclusive private encounter with Irukandji's beautiful Zebra Sharks
  • Learn about the local wildlife and sealife and how to contribute to the conservation effort
  • Go on a tour of the aquarium
Full description
The tropical lagoon snorkel offers you the opportunity to get close to sharks and rays in the deep water of Irukandji's natural style tropical lagoon. When you arrive at Irukandji you will be greeted by staff members who will guide you through the whole process - from learning how to interact safely with the animals, to providing you with all the equipment needed to enter the water and meet the animals. In the shallows of the lagoon you will find yourself surrounded by sharks and rays of different sizes and species. Your guide will hand out food for them as they talk you through their different personalities, habits and needs. Marvel at their unique and affectionate natures and fall in love with each unique individual as they flap around your feet or swim into your lap, looking for attention. Outside of the water you're welcome to check out the different pools that house a variety of species of fish with specific food and information provided at each one. You will get to reach in and interact with the animals as they swim around in their aquatic homes. Every hour a knowledgeable guide will host an educational talk focusing on sharks, rays and marine conservation. They will help to dispel myths about these amazing creatures and offer you practical ways to help protect the oceans and its inhabitants. Afterwards you can rinse off under a warm shower and towel down before heading in for a cruise around the tropical aquarium, watching the clownfish flounce busily around the anenome and the lionfish proudly cruise around their home. Check out the souvenir shop for a large range of sustainable gifts, cute fluffy toys, snacks, cold drinks and hot coffee.
  • Entry to Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters
  • Food for the sharks and rays
  • 20 minute private encounter with the zebra sharks
  • Shallows encounter with wetsuit and sock hire
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 2 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Biodegradable sunscreen

    Not allowed

    • Sunscreen
    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the water. The adult must purchase a ticket for the encounter as well.
    • Feeding times 12pm and 3pm daily. Please arrive 20 minutes before your encounter.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 1 reviews

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    AMAZING!!! Our Host, Noah, was very informative, friendly and deeply caring of the Sharks and Rays. He made the experience enjoyable and educational. The Sharks and Rays are friendly and interactive and loves to be petted! Enjoyable for families with children of all ages as well as adults/teens. It was exciting to be sitting in the knee high water with the encounter with the Zebra Shark and having the rays and other sharks swim by and interact at the same time. All the staff are very friendly and caring. Cannot praise Noah enough for his dedication to the Sharks and Rays and made it a memorable experience.

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    February 7, 2022

    Product ID: 400960