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Indo Pacific Marine

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Darwin Wharf Precinct | Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, Northern Territory 8000, Australia
+61 8 8981 1294
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Hidden gem with character

I have been to Indo pacific once many years ago with international guests and they loved it, John... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
nickhel
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Darwin, Australia
Great little gem

Hot and stuffy inside so needed plenty of water but what John doesn't know about the local marine... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Madeleine C
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Indo Pacific Marine began on 1971 as a privately funded project to develop and establish onshore marine ecosystems highlighting the unique features and biodiversity of the coral reefs that are in our Darwin waters.Indo Pacific Marine has become the longest established man made facility in the NT and has received industry recognition for its excellene over many years, in areas of conservation, eco tourism and education.
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Darwin Wharf Precinct | Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, Northern Territory 8000, Australia
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+61 8 8981 1294
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Indo pacific once many years ago with international guests and they loved it, John is very knowledgeable and a true Territory character. This time I was taken there by my niece (8 yo) who loves the place and I can see...More

Thank nickhel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hot and stuffy inside so needed plenty of water but what John doesn't know about the local marine life isn't worth knowing. He was very well-informed, engaging, friendly, and great with getting the kids involved with hands-on activities. The displays are varied, clean and interesting,...More

Thank Madeleine C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great displays and lots of great information. Very friendly staff and very informative about local produce and destinations. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit and highly recommend it.

Thank KateJohn6064
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

This is a really stimulating place to visit. The owner takes you round and fills you with lots of insights into the fish and corals. We loved it so much that we returned for a second visit. We left Darwin for a trip to the...More

Thank 484Anne
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed this, take the time to look closely & watch the activity in the pool and other tanks. The more you look the more you see. The documentary was good.

Thank Lorraine C
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is an amazing little find, built on the love for the ocean and a desire to share that with the general public. The tanks show life in the ocean as the real deal, populated appropriately with fish and the coral is amazing up close,...More

Thank Carolyn_Hall2013
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome place to spend a couple of hours whilst in Darwin, the highlight was most definitely the self sufficient aquarium.

Thank Troy D
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Don't be fooled by first appearances. Our initial thoughts when we first arrived was that the place looked a bit tired, certainly not the Disney style sea life type of experience; but within seconds of meeting our guide we were absolutely fascinated and enthralled by...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 11 October 2017

So interesting especially if you have the tour. Totally enjoyable and informative visit. Highly recommend a visit

Thank Cate T
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This privately funded aquarium in the wharf district is the creation of a committed and passionate couple who began this amazing exhibit 20 odd years ago. Truly like no other aquarium I've visited, the focus is on the health and wellbeing of the various species...More

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