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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 10 February 2016 via mobile

Very amazing place! The staff were informative and friendly, and the wildlife just amazing to see! While I didn't get in the pools, everyone else seemed to love it - jaws is a myth!

1  Thank Asle J
Irukandji Shark... R, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2016

Hi Asle J Haha, Jaws is a myth- love it:):) Thanks a bunch. Cheers

Reviewed 9 February 2016

Bring your swimmers for this fantastic experience for children and adults too who might be a little cautious of sharks and stingrays. To be able to pat and feed these gentle giants, in the water, up close, is such a special experience for anyone at...More

Thank mrensford
Irukandji Shark... R, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2016

Hi mrensford, Thank you so much for your kind review:) we are so happy you had a lovely day and took the time to review us. Thanks again

Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Came here with our slightly unenthusiastic 4.5 year old son. You know, a day where he'd had a 'rather watch YouTube than have real fun' kinda thing going on. Well, we walked in and kicked that attitude to the kerb. Staff were fun and loved...More

Thank Austrave11er
Irukandji Shark... R, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2016

Hi Austrave11er, That is wonderful to hear! We love giving children a real, hands on, lifeskill experience. Its great when we hear back from the parents way down the track with stories of how we helped their children blossom. Awesome:) Thanks so much Cheers

Reviewed 26 January 2016

This was our 5th trip to Port Stephens in as many years and this is first time we visited Irukandji ! It is the most amazing experience for anyone - kids or adults. Entry ticket for a family of four is 95.00. For another 15.00...More

Thank Travelm0m007
Irukandji Shark... R, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2016

Hi Travelm0m007 WOW, what can I say- FANTASTIC review! Thank you so much for taking the time! I will let Koan know he is a star :):) Just so you know the animals do listen to us, they know us and our individual heartbeats, if...More

Reviewed 26 January 2016

I've known about this place for years (back when it was called the Shark and Ray centre) and we've never been before. Being on holidays I looked it up and found that its now owned by new people who are really striving to push the...More

Thank Luke D
Irukandji Shark... R, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2016

Hi Luke D, Thats great! Really good to hear that our conservation messages are being heard! We are so glad you made the trip and look forward to seeing you next time! Thanks again

Reviewed 15 January 2016

Definitely buy a Shark Encounter ticket (+$15 more on top of admission) which allows you to get into the pool and interact with the rays and sharks. Entire tour takes about 2 hours. The kids had a great time patting and feeding the rays and...More

Thank Mun L
Irukandji Shark... R, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2016

Hi Mun L, Thank you so much for your lovely review, it means a lot to hear all these nice comments from people. Cheers

Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

We went to this place and loved it. My son was so happy to be able to touch and feed the sharks and rays. He learned a lot and had lots of fun. I thought the pools were very crowded not just with people but...More

Thank Natalia C
Irukandji Shark... R, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2016

Hi Natalia C, Thank you so much for your awesome review, we are so glad you and your son had a great time. We were quiet crowded on the rainy days on the holidays, luckily the visitors helped us out by following all our instructions...More

Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend getting in the tanks to get the most from the visit. We had 2 that did, and 2 that didn't. Spent just over 2 hours there, when you may bank on just 20 minutes when you first assess the size of the site....More

Thank Ripper75
Irukandji Shark... R, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2016

Hi Ripper75 Thank you, so true that we look small, but you can't put a price on interacting with these beautiful creatures and learning about the ocean. Thank you so much for recommending us Cheers

Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Family of 4, two of us went in the water and two just fed and touched the animals. A little scared at first, but loved it by the end. Great experience, friendly and passionate staff. Would highly recommend.

Thank Jacqueline E
Irukandji Shark... R, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2016

Hi Jacqueline E, LOL nice heading, you are right though, heaps of people judge us by our cover initially and then are so surprised:):) Thank you! Cheers

Reviewed 12 January 2016

We took our boys to the Shark and Ray centre unsure of what to expect. It was genuinely thrilling. And although both of our boys (8 and 13 years old) were initially quite scared, the friendly staff gently encouraged them. By the time we were...More

Thank art_invest
Irukandji Shark... R, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2016

Hi art_invest Thank you so much for you awesome review and love your heading:):) Take care, we will see you next time Cheers

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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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