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Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters

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686 Marsh Rd, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2316, Australia
+61 2 4982 2476
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Irukandji Shark and Ray Aquarium Entry Ticket with Optional Shark Experience
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Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters is an amazing experience of swimming and interacting with Sharks and Rays. The owners are passionate and dedicated to our Ocean's conservation and Marine Science. Every visitor can learn about the ocean depths and step outside their comfort zone by diving in with these amazing ambassador animals. Once you have experienced these majestic creatures individual personalities, you will have the confidence to take the next step and dive Looking Glass, a popular Nelson Bay shark dive site. Wondering about the name Irukandji? The Irukandji Jellyfish may be the most deadly thing in the world! Coming soon you will see them with your own eyes and learn about the Jellyfish blooms that are currently taking over the ocean like never in history. If you are after 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) then Irukandji is your next adventure waiting to happen.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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686 Marsh Rd, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2316, Australia
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+61 2 4982 2476

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful few hours here! The staff are excellent, they have great knowledge and are very friendly! The experience itself is amazing and very reasonably priced, we're so glad we decided to stop by to do it! Thank you so much for a great...More

Thank Bethany F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here and thought it was fantastic. Read some reviews before about it being a bit pricey but after comparing this to other zoos, i thought it was a good price. For under $50 i could get in with all the animals and i wasnt...More

Thank OzzieWanderer99
Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi OzzieWanderer99, Thanks you, its really nice to hear that because I completely agree! This experience is amazing and costs less then going out to dinner! Thank you so much for going out of you way to write this review, it really means a lot...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Irukandji and we loved it more than our first visit. We arrived right on opening and we were the only ones there. The staff were great. They knew there stuff and took the time to show our 6 year...More

1  Thank Leah T
Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Leah T, Thats awesome we are so happy you guys had a great time (and even with out getting in the pool which is the most popular choice!) Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! Cheers

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being born and lived in country victoria, my partner and I have been raving to our families and friends on how awesome this place is! It was amazing to have such intimate encounters which with the beautiful marine life they house. Family run business which...More

Thank Mariah W
Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mariah W, That is so wonderful to hear! I especially love the part about more affordable then a night out for dinner, whenever somebody tries to imply that we are over priced at the door that is exactly what I think! have one meal...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

AMAZING! Is the first word to come to mind. Highly educational, highly inspiring, highly interactive. I would have spent all day there if I could. I went with my partner but this would be a fantastic place to visit with children. Being able to wet...More

Thank Samantha R
Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Samantha R, Wow you wrote us a novel ~ love it!! Thank you so much, its so lovely to take the time out of your day to talk about your experience and send good positive vibes our way- very appreciated. It is a great...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I really enjoyed. Please ppl go in the water you may never get another opportunity to actually be in the water with humungous rays and sharks - Molly, our guide was fantastic very knowledgeable, confident enthusiastic and everyone in the group were very surprised that...More

Thank missy b
Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi missy b, Thank you so much for you wonderful review! Molly is very excited for her 1st trip advisor review! As for the plastic display table, it is not hidden- it is protected as you may have noticed we rain inside during winter because...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Extremely knowledgeable staff.. a great afternoon out ! Before our visit we had very little know how about sting rays, and now we are raving fans! Such a great experience, great time for the whole family.

Thank sharnabubble
Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi sharnabubble, Thank you!! That is so nice to hear, we are all raving fans of Sting rays too :):) So wonderful of you to let us know Cheers

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

My partner and I had a great experience. Highly recommended! The animals seem well taken care of and unstressed, even enthused, by the visitor interaction. Tina was our tour guide, and she did a great job of delivering interesting information while emphasizing various important conservation...More

Thank mccauleypi
Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hi mccauleypi, SO wonderful to hear, thank you! We will pass it onto Teena, conservation is our passion and its always great to be appreciated for it. Thank you for going out of your way to write us a lovely review Cheers

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

A little bit over priced to be honest. The Rays were nice but not much variety overall with prerty much the same fish in alk the tanks. wouldn't come again

Thank Nigel J
Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hi Nigel J, So sad you did not enjoy your experience, I guess it is not for everybody ~ we think our animals and staff are amazing :):) Hope you have a nice adventure somewhere you enjoy. Cheers

Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I was absolutely blown away by this experience. The staff are all extremely passionate and knowledgeable. I was scared of sting rays and sharks until I sat amongst them. It's a must do experience. I recommend going in the off season to truly have that...More

Thank angekeats
Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Hi angekeats, This review brings a big grin to my face! We are so happy that we could bring you a life changing experience; that is awesome! Yes you are right ~ the off season is the best time to get a one on one...More

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therese_phu
3 January 2017|
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Response from Irukandji_SharknRay | Property representative |
Hi therese_p Thank you for your enquiry! The facilities are limited until we get into the new centre. At the moment we provide clean towels for those who don't have their own (and change rooms). The shower blocks are way... More
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missdizzie
26 July 2016|
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Response from Irukandji_SharknRay | Property representative |
Hi Missdizzi, Thank you so much for your question and concerns for our fish family. Also a big thank you for all those positive replies from the reviewers, it means a lot to us as our fish health and happiness is the... More
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