Port Stephens: Interactive Aquarium plus Little Ray Cuddle


Port Stephens: Interactive Aquarium plus Little Ray Cuddle

From US$ 58.86 per person

Feed and pet sharks and rays at Irukandji's interactive aquarium. Meet a variety of sharks and rays and have an upclose encounter with stingrays as they glide on your lap for a cuddle.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Have an interactive experience with sharks and rays
  • Feed and pet animals on the sandy beaches of the lagoons
  • Have an exclusive encounter with stingrays as they glide onto your lap
  • Enjoy this educational activity with the whole family
Full description

The Little Ray Cuddle is a unique and gentle activity perfect for all ages and great for families looking for an extra special animal encounter. Your ticket includes both the shallow water encounter where you can feed and pet sharks and rays, and a 20 minute intimate encounter with the rays and stingrays in Fingill Lagoon. When you arrive at Irukandji you will be greeted by a friendly team who will equip you with wetsuits and wear and keep souvenir socks to wear into the water. They will run through some specific instructions about interacting with the animals before guiding you into the lagoon. Together you will sit quietly and wait as the keeper summons the rays to glide over your laps for a very special cuddle. You can pet them as they hover around you and enjoy getting to know their individual personalities.

After your encounter is done you are free to wander the aquarium and interact with the animals from the shallow waters of the lagoons. You can head over to the tropical lagoon to meet a variety of shark species that live there and listen to the educational talks from the keepers as they share their wealth of knowledge with you.

Your whole encounter will leave you with a newfound appreciation for these gentle, elusive creatures and with a deep sense of stewardship for the ocean. Afterward, rinse off under a warm shower before checking out the rest of the aquarium. Don't forget to 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 and Ray Encounters
  • Food for the sharks and rays
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Wear and keep souvenir socks
  • 20-minute encounter with the rays in Fingill lagoon
  • Shallow water encounter in both lagoons

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    Meeting point

    Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters.

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    What to bring

    • Swimwear

    Product ID: 419816