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Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters

#10 of 60 things to do in Port Stephens Features Animals
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.
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  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I had a great experience. Highly recommended! The animals seem well taken care of and unstressed, even enthused, by the visitor interaction. Tina was our tour guide, and she did a great job of delivering interesting information while emphasizing various important conservation...More

Thank mccauleypi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little bit over priced to be honest. The Rays were nice but not much variety overall with prerty much the same fish in alk the tanks. wouldn't come again

Thank Nigel J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was absolutely blown away by this experience. The staff are all extremely passionate and knowledgeable. I was scared of sting rays and sharks until I sat amongst them. It's a must do experience. I recommend going in the off season to truly have that...More

Thank angekeats
Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi angekeats, This review brings a big grin to my face! We are so happy that we could bring you a life changing experience; that is awesome! Yes you are right ~ the off season is the best time to get a one on one...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

We came to Nelson's Bay for a dolphin cruise however it was pouring with rain so we detoured here. Amazing experience to learn about our ecosystem in balance. My 6-year-old got to feed sharks and stingray. Great couple of hours spent there. Staff were lovely...More

Thank dszab0
Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi dszab0 Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review- its really nice of you! Cheers

Reviewed 9 June 2017

We took our twin daughters to this attraction and they were enthralled, educated and entertained. Their understanding of marine life, especially sharks and rays, has been truly enhanced by their experience. We do not use the word AWESOME unless we find something that truly is...More

Thank mikejburgess
Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi mikejburgess, You are more then welcome! And thank you for your great detailed review, we are so happy to be AWE INSPIRING -Thank you!! Cheers

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Great place to Visit & Lady who works there is really friendly & informative. Makes sure everyone gets to touch the sting rays & feed the sharks. Great Day out defonatly worth a visit.

Thank racheld582017
Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi racheld582017, Thank you so much for taking the time out time out of your day to leave us this brilliant review, it means a lot to us. Cheers

Reviewed 6 May 2017

We spent 3 weeks in Australia and our visit here still rates in our Top 3 experiences. Definitely visit and definitely go for the wet-suit option. It is fantastic value for the experience (put swimming costumes on before you get there and take a towel)....More

Thank MamaG17
Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi MamaG17, Wow thats great! We would love to know what the other 2 faves were? Ryan and our staff love our fishes so much- they are our family:) We are so happy you guys loved it. Cheers

Reviewed 3 May 2017

Amazing opportunity to feed sting rays and touch sharks. The staff were very friendly. Ample free parking available onsite. A must do activity at Port Stephens. Only negative things I felt was the change rooms that offered 'Zero Privacy' to change into wet suits. I...More

Thank Akhil K
Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Akhil K, Thanks so much for your wonderful review! We will definitely take in your suggestion about the curtains - thanks so much fro taking the time out of your day for us! Cheers

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent time! We are locals and had never been. We did not hop in the water but got to pat and feed the s Sharks and Rays. The staff are lovely and very knowledgeable. We spent about 90mins there.

Thank Renee S
Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Hi Renee S, That is lovely to hear, we love meeting the locals! We also run locals month in August so if you want to visit with the locals it s the best time. Thank you so much

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

A very interesting hands on experience. I took my daughter and niece and nephew aged between 11 and 13 years old. You get in the tanks with the fish/ rays and have a full hands on experience. We all thought it was great and learned...More

Thank Katrina E
Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Hi Katrina E, We are so happy you thought it was great and learned a lot, we really appreciate you taking the time to let every body know as well. Thanks a bunch. 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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