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AQWA

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Underwater World 91 Southside Dr, Hillarys, Joondalup, Western Australia 6025, Australia
+61 8 9447 7500
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The Aquarium of Western Australia (AQWA): General Admission Ticket
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Whale-Watching Cruise and Hillarys Boat Harbour Day Trip from Perth
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An awesome underwater adventure awaits you at AQWA! AQWA is WA’s premiere marine attraction located just 20 minutes north of Perth City. Discover more of WA’s spectacular marine life as you go on an underwater journey along our coast, from the icy-cold waters of the Southern Ocean to the tropical wonderland of coral reefs in the Far North. You’ll encounter sharks, stingrays and turtles, meet rare and unusual sea creatures like seadragons, be captivated by a living Coral Reef and face a dangerous and deadly line up of marine life in the DANGERzone. There’s also the chance to gently touch marine life or try an Adventure and dive into one of our aquariums! AQWA is open every day from 10am-5pm.
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  • Average16%
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  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Underwater World 91 Southside Dr, Hillarys, Joondalup, Western Australia 6025, Australia
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+61 8 9447 7500
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"touch pool"
in 121 reviews
"marine life"
in 73 reviews
"underwater tunnel"
in 41 reviews
"fish"
in 157 reviews
"moving walkway"
in 26 reviews
"conveyor belt"
in 19 reviews
"gift shop"
in 17 reviews
"touching pool"
in 21 reviews
"sea creatures"
in 22 reviews
"shark tank"
in 11 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 11 reviews
"dive master"
in 10 reviews
"coral reef"
in 10 reviews
"great aquarium"
in 14 reviews
"glass tunnel"
in 13 reviews
"wa coast"
in 8 reviews
"western australia"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the aquarium on a Sunday. It wasn't too busy $30 admission fee and you can go out and return again the same day for free. A little on the smaller side but was a nice experience. The outdoor area is great and has...More

Thank Blossom2012
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AQWAPerth, Manager at AQWA, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We certainly have fantastic location overlooking the ocean and the outdoor areas are great to sit back and soak it all in. Hopefully we see you again soon :)

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I purchased a frequent visitor pass - great value if you live nearby and want to take a little one out on rainy days. Great exhibits and cool chill out zone downstairs

Thank Kerry R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fantastic place to go to see and learn about sea creatures. Kids love it and even adults to. Lovely seeing the sting rays floating pass you they look so happy.

Thank Trixie W
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AQWAPerth, Manager at AQWA, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for providing us with your feedback! The underwater tunnel is certainly a highlight and is a great way to see all the animals, especially the large smooth rays! We look forward to seeing you again soon :)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an amazing place. Everyone from the little Grandchildren to Grandad loved it. So much to see, just amazing.

Thank Leanne S
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AQWAPerth, Manager at AQWA, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time here.... and Grandad to! We look forward to seeing you again soon :)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The way to reach this place is really beautiful, so you wont get bored till arriving. This place is great, diverse species, fantastic views, interesting games and lot more. There is even a place for children and adults to touch fishes.More

Thank AzadehZar
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AQWAPerth, Manager at AQWA, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your feedback. We have a very passionate Team here who ensure our visitors enjoy their time here....from Shark Feeding to scheduled talks to Ocean Guides and of course our touch pool is very popular...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the privilege to dive with the Sharks and other marine life on Mothers day. My instructor was Victoria and she was absolutely awesome! She was incredibly knowledgeable of all the marine life in and out of the tank. You could see how passionate...More

Thank Betty P
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AQWAPerth, Manager at AQWA, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear you had an amazing time! The Dive with Sharks is a fantastic experience and our Team here are very passionate about what they do. Hopefully we see you again soon :)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did the scuba dive with the sharks and other sea life in the main tank. Was an awesome experience with sooo much to see. Getting up close with the fish I normally like to catch was thrilling. Big sharks, snapper, dhufish etc. the dive master...More

Thank Brendan A
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AQWAPerth, Manager at AQWA, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. The Dive with sharks is a truly amazing experience, to not only get up close to the sharks but also the other varieties of huge fish. We have an amazing team here who are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

AQWA is an amazingly wonderful place for all ages. There is a touch pool were children can hold a star fish or sea cucumber. There are tanks containing amazing sea life from colourful fish to deadly blue ringed octopus. The travelator or next to it...More

Thank Overtheditch
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AQWAPerth, Manager at AQWA, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us and provide your feedback! Our Team here are very passionate and work hard to make sure our visitors enjoy their time here. From amazing exhibits, underwater tunnel and lots of scheduled talks and feeds...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

AQWA is an amazing place to visit with friends or families. The café food is of a good standard. The amenities cater for everyone and are clean and well presented. Plenty to do from touch pools to hoping on the travelator to view the marine...More

Thank lamprech
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AQWAPerth, Manager at AQWA, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback! AQWA has an amazing Team who are very passionate about what they do and love being able to excited and enthral visitors, helping them...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Took my nephew here for the day. Everything is really well layed out and kids get very excited. Food is available through the venue and different activities also. Would go here on a sunny day to get the full advantage of the outside areas. Also...More

Thank Shinade F
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AQWAPerth, Manager at AQWA, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback! Our Team work really hard to ensure the exhibits and activities are engaging and enjoyable for our visitors so they will be very pleased to hear you had a great time. Hopefully we see...More

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Judith I
8 October 2017|
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Response from Halima R | Reviewed this property |
I did see a few patrons on wheelchair though I'm not sure if it's loan from AQWA. But like everyone else said, ask them ... the staff are friendly and helpful.
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helenw0ng
8 November 2016|
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Response from Devika R | Reviewed this property |
Yes.. a very big space indeed just very nearby.
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helenw0ng
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Response from Victoriapersich | Reviewed this property |
Hi Singapore ...Yes there is lots of parking available right in front of the Aquarium...thankyou Victoria Persich Western Australia
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