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“Overpriced and over-rated”
Review of Aquascene

Aquascene
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US$81.32*
and up
Darwin Afternoon Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #23 of 128 things to do in Darwin
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Fee: Yes
Owner description: Visit Aquascene at high tide when hundreds of fish approach the shore to be fed by onlookers.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 14 July 2014

This is a weird attraction and expensive for what it is. I have been to aquascene fishfeeding several times, but I am never sure why it is so popular, especially as it has become more and more expensive. The grumpy commentary from the guide was the best thing about our recent visit - how can someone who works in tourism get away with being so rude to paying visitors? - it gave us something to laugh about. It is also laughable that they claim to carefully manage the amount of bread they provide for the fish feeding each time they open, 'for environmental reasons' - for heavens sake, you are feeding stale white bread to 'wild' fish! Nothing environmental about that!

1  Thank Batistello
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Great activity for all age groups. This attraction has improved in it's presentation to become a favourite for tourists and locals. Always there are fish attracted to the bread they are fed. Check when the opening time is, as it is dependent on the tide. It is interesting to learn the names of the fish, and to feed them. Great gift shop, and staff will assist with any questions.

Thank Margriet H
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Although I am sure this is great for families, as a couple it was a disappointing visit and cost way too much for two adults

Thank jezsab
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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

I thought this was really overpriced for what it was. $43 for a family to dabble in ankledeep water on a slippery crowded slope seems way too much. The woman giving the commentary was so grumpy it was almost comical. I think if youre going to pay 40odd bucks to see some fish the least they could do is provide some i formative and friendly commentary. This woman was very grumpy and was constantly berating the crowd for almost anything. In the end i was more entertained by the grumpy woman than the fish themselves! Dont go!!!!

1  Thank beck1970
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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Fun, for a short activity. Not a very detailed or expansive attraction. Feeding and watching fish feed is all there is to it. Very busy and crowded, with a fairly long line up, but moved fairly quickly. Worth seeing, but not really worth the cost. Lots of children running wild. Feeding bread to fish is probably not the most appropriate thing to do, but they do at least acknowledge that. Fit this in between other events.

Thank A L
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