1. Australia
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  3. Nelson Bay

Port Stephens: Irukandji with Shark & Ray Encounters

Product ID: 77686
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Irukandji is an interactive Aquarium where the whole family can meet sharks and rays first-hand. All visitors will receive a guided tour and educational adventure with the opportunity to pet and feed the sharks and rays.
About this activity
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Duration: 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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 come right over for a pet
  • Learn a vast amount of marine knowledge
  • Take cool photos in adorable little wetsuits
Full description
Offering an out of this world experience that can be shared with the whole family, Irukandji is your next adventure waiting to happen. The best part about this adventure whether you are on dry land or in a shark encounter 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.

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.

When your tour comes to an end, you can remain as long as you like for another look at your favorite creatures or even choose a Shark Encounter Tour (surcharge applies). 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. 
Includes
  • Aquarium Entrance fees
  • Interactive guided tour
  • Food for the sharks and rays
  • Educational talks and question time
  • Dining area including bring your own picnic
What’s Not Included
  • The Shark Encounter experience
  • The wetsuits, waders and water shoes

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

2 Jessie Road, Anna Bay, 2316.

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Important information
Know before you go
• If you are bringing a group with 10 paying visitors or more, please refer to the local tour operator website for the social group/ birthday party rates
• All ages welcome
• Don't forget your camera/ Gopro
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