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Indo Pacific Marine

#46 of 123 things to do in Darwin Features Animals
Darwin Wharf Precinct | Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, Northern Territory 8000, Australia
+61 8 8981 1294
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Interesting aquarium

This is a small, privately owned and operated aquarium. It was very educational to be showed around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SrgnFsh
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Educational gem of Darwib

For an independent family run business it is excellent. The guy was very knowledgeable and was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sophie G
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Indo Pacific Marine began on 1971 as a privately funded project to develop and establish onshore marine ecosystems highlighting the unique features and biodiversity of the coral reefs that are in our Darwin waters.Indo Pacific Marine has become the longest established man made facility in the NT and has received industry recognition for its excellene over many years, in areas of conservation, eco tourism and education.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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Darwin Wharf Precinct | Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, Northern Territory 8000, Australia
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+61 8 8981 1294
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small, privately owned and operated aquarium. It was very educational to be showed around by the owner, and we learned quite a few things. All in all, it was not worth a significant detour, but certainly worth a stop!

Thank SrgnFsh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For an independent family run business it is excellent. The guy was very knowledgeable and was clearly very passionate about marine life. However, I do agree with other comments that it does need updating and a good clean.

Thank Sophie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went through here and it was very interesting viewing. I had a guide who showed me all the aspects of marine life and how the waters in Darwin are very clean. Got to see some lobster and some sponges and some fish in the...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour wasn't really a tour, the guide started off explaining the main tank in the facility and then the group just got bored or sidetracked and wandered around to look at the other exhibits. Guide was kind and informative though, and can tell he...More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very long tour. The person who took us round was very boring, too long tour. would have being better to look around at our own speed.

Thank marycrane1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction is very informative on coral and marine life around Darwin and gives you a good insight on the sea life without getting wet. However it is very tired and the displays need a spruce up. More hands-on or interactive displays would keep the...More

Thank flyingkiwi66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's only a tiny place not the 'aquarium' you would expect in a big city but it was really fascinating to hear the owner talk about the 'live reef' he has there. Make sure you go on his tour because otherwise you might be disappointed.

Thank Jacomina P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Indo Pacific Marine is a small private aquarium run by a truly committed couple. It may not look as polished or glamorous as some commercial aquariums, but John's talk provides far more information about coral reefs than you will find elsewhere. You will learn about...More

Thank Kate_and_Richi
Reviewed 17 July 2017

My partner and I came here just before leaving Darwin and are very glad we did. John showed us around and answered all our questions. He was incredible knowledgeable and passionate and showed us a completely different look into the Darwin water life. Really enjoyed...More

Thank Jeremy I
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Very knowledgable and interesting guide. Learned a lot about coral reefs and asociated ecological issues. People with an interest in marine life must visit.

Thank AndersS58
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