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Visit Aquascene at high tide when hundreds of fish approach the shore to be fed by onlookers.
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28 Doctors Gully Road, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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+61 8 8119 0532
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All reviews bread high tide feed the fish mullet red fish hand feed fish coming different types of fish check times catfish boat ramp large fish fish swimming great fun fun experience kids and adults all ages
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a short walk from Darwin Central you can feed all type of fish, birds and the odd stingray. A great way to end your day in Darwin.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Normzy-C-Jr
Aquascene, Marketing at Aquascene, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It is a great way to end or start a day or have a relaxing couple of hours. Thanks Normzy-C-Jr

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful morning and the kids had a great time. My daughter ended up feeding the fish with two visiting Buddhist monks. A very serene experience and the chance to sit and reflect on life. Worth a visit, don't be over excited but enjoy the time...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Itwasabeautifulday
Aquascene, Marketing at Aquascene, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Yes - getting the annual pass is a great idea. How cool is that that your daughter was fish feeding with Buddhist Monks - it's serene like you said at the best of times - but that would have made it that little bit "extra"

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a lot of fun to get up close feeding tones of fish. But, you can feed the fish for free (BYO one bread) nearby in Cullen Bay whenever you like. Experience wise, they’re almost exactly the same. This place doesn’t offer anything better...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Absydabsy
Aquascene, Marketing at Aquascene, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Sorry to hear that you didn't feel you got value for money - the entry fee is the only money Aquascene receives to cover the costs of opening/operating - I personally can't say I've had wild fish eat from my hands anywhere but here -...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely way to spend half hour or so first thing in the morning. Heaps of fish came right up to the crowd and we fed them bread while the lady gave us some info about the different types. Very relaxing and beautiful...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kateyokeefe
Aquascene, Marketing at Aquascene, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for popping by and leaving a review Kateyokeefe - if you are local you also have the option of buying a Fintastic Pass for $10 on top of your entry which then gives you free entry for the next 12 months. Glad to hear...More

Reviewed 13 January 2019

It was not good conditions the day we were there. Plenty of fish but mainly mullet. The water was cloudy and churned up with so many fish. Not sure it was really good to throw so much bread to the fish.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DebbieK59
Aquascene, marketing at Aquascene, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Shame you didn't have a clearer day :-( Maybe we will see you back under better conditions some time?

Reviewed 6 January 2019

I was told this was a must see experience... not so much.. very underwhelming...paid $15 to get in stayed about 10mins...not easy to get to if you dont drive or can't walk very far... no public transport nearby

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Deejayz
Aquascene, Marketing at Aquascene, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Sorry to hear you didn't feel it was value for money - it's a short walk to Doctors Gully from the Esplanade - but I have no idea where you came from.

Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

I had done my research before coming to Darwin and really thought that Aquascene would be fun as who doesn't love hand feeding fish! Granted we came on a stormy kind of afternoon so the water was murky but for $15 each did not feel...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LeahAmato
Aquascene, Marketing at Aquascene, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Sorry to hear the weather didn't play nice

Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

On high tide the gates open to some very hungry fish the bread is provided you just need to be patient to feed a number of fish varieties. The place has a lot of mullets which will swarm you on the boat ramp.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mgrocks
Aquascene, Marketing at Aquascene, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It's pretty cool getting swarmed by a bunch of mullet ;-) Thanks for the review mgrocks

Reviewed 23 December 2018

Went here to feed the milk fish and there were thousands of them, the water was just boiling with fish activity, fantastic

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Terry L
Aquascene, marketing at Aquascene, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It is certainly an experience like no other - I love the "water was just boiling with fish activity" that's a very true statement!

Reviewed 10 November 2018

Fun for All family , Couples too. Not far from Esplanade . You can Really enjoy this Adventure , Fun. Large ,friendly fish Grab Your Bread. Safe for CHILDREN TOO. We love it ! Healthy Fun in the Sun , water , Fresh Air. Our...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank raquelneric
Aquascene, Marketing at Aquascene, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Awesome Review raquelneric - if you are local - hope you got yourselves a Fintastic Pass - that gives you 12 months visiting as often as you like for free!

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SMCC2014
23 September 2018|
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Response from ErnestVN | Reviewed this property |
You can arrive at any time. Don't have to be at the beginning. The fish are wild and come and go as they wish.
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PerthFern
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Response from 480samanthah | Reviewed this property |
All bread is supplied... And lots of it too!!
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