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“Awesome experience!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Australian Shark & Ray Centre - CLOSED

The Australian Shark & Ray Centre
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Awesome experience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

Visited as a surprise birthday present for my boyfriend and he absolutely loved it, as did I. We got there at 1pm on a sunday yet it wasnt busy at all and the sharks and rays were still interested in the food we had for them.
As soon as you got in the water the rays would come up to you and start banging against you..all very cute while waiting for some food. By the end of our time there I was no longer scared but intriuged by these creatures. Even the sharks nudged you..such a great experience for a first timer with these animals. They seemed to like the pats and touches from people..and if they didnt they had the space to get away from people.
It was a bit pricy..I did expect a little more food for the animals with the entry fee..so buying more is a must. But 4 extra cups for $10 isnt too bad.
All in all a definate must do. In saying this I am not sure id go again only because $30 entry + $15 to go in the water without a whole lot of food is a little bit much...but a once off I definately recommend!

Visited February 2014
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“once in a lifetime experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

Great place for kids & adults to personally feel,observe and pat in or out of the water in separate clean pools-varied species of de-barbed stingray's(they feel like soft yet firm jelly) and approx 1metre and less sharks!

Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“What a gas!! Tickling rays and feedig sharks at Port Stephens, Melbourne”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

My son and I were given the choice of waders or wet suits. We chiose wadrs. Lots of wading pools progressing to the pool with the 7 foot Tawny Nurse shark.
All pettable, all curious and great fun - but $40.00 or so a person is a lot.
However, for most of us, a unique experience

Visited January 2014
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Narre Warren, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic fun.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

We've been twice now and both occasions have been great. The hands on experience with the Sharks and Rays was amazing. They really are beautiful creatures and to be up so close with them was such an experience. The staff were also friendly and knowledgeable. We spent hours going from each different pool, it was hard to pick a favourite. It's very kid friendly, we all had so much fun. Can highly recommend this as a must do.

Visited January 2014
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Lyme Regis
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45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

Our daughter loved her experience in the pool touching the sharks and rays, can highly recommend......

Visited January 2014
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