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Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters

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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • 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 2 weeks ago

Had a great time at the Shark and Ray center. After driving past this place for many years, I decided to visit and see what it was about. There is an option to get in the water with the sharks and rays, though I stayed...More

Thank Kieran R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family of 2 primary school aged girls we opted for the immersion experience and was very pleasantly surprised. The passion of the two staff members captured our attention and squashed myths about these incredible creatures.All wetsuits, gloves, and water shoes supplied. It's very laid back,...More

Thank divingdivaSydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got here early and warmly greeted by Molly and Tash. Molly escorted us around the different pools once we had donned wetsuits. Great to walk with the different sharks and rays. Molly was a great environmental educator. Well done. Should be No.1 thing to do...More

Thank Steven R
Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Steven R, That is so great to hear, Molly and Tash will be very pleased also! Thanks so much for naming us no.1! It really means a lot and for taking the time to write about us- really nice :) Warm Regard Lia

Reviewed 6 November 2017

Up closes and personal with rays and sharks,if you're in the area this is a must.The staff has so much knowledge and they look after the rays and sharks very well. Irukandji is a place to learn about conservation and the environment of sea creatures.

Thank Wayne W
Irukandji_SharknRay, Manager at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Wayne W, That is so lovely, thank you so much. We love it most when people learn about conservation and the environment- it means we are succeeding in our mission. Thanks so much for letting us know Warm Regards Lia

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

To say we had an incredible time is an understatement. This was so much fun and we learnt so much. The guides are so passionate and friendly which made our time even more unforgettable. We were never rushed and got to go in a few...More

Thank Erykah M
Irukandji_SharknRay, Owner at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hi Erykah M, This review warms my heart! Its always awesome to get 5 stars, but its even better when you mention conservation and already implementing it in your home life! That is so so great to hear, its so important to us so when...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Had a wonderful time. Couldn't believe the experience of being in the water with sharks and rays. They are so much like puppies! Had a shark just coming for pats and hanging with us - didn't even want food. We had no idea what it...More

Thank bartra2017
Irukandji_SharknRay, Owner at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hi barta2017, That is amazing to hear, we are so happy you had a wonderful time with our sweet friendly animals! Thank you so much for taking this time out of your day to leave a review, its really nice of you! Warm Regards Lia

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent animal welfare, excellent knowledge, amazing conservation message and a really unique experience. The passion at this place is contagious. Well done. Its obvious that you guys are always striving to improve. Keep up the great work. The environment needs you!!More

Thank Kate K
Irukandji_SharknRay, Owner at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi Kate K, Thank you so much! this really means a lot to us as it is our number one priority to do everything we can for the Ocean, its inhabitants and the environment! I love the contagious bit ~ really hope you are right,...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Such incredible time with my partner and 3 year old! Very educational and so much fun with friendly staff and just a sensational time all round! Highly recommend any time of year!!More

Thank Emma W
Irukandji_SharknRay, Owner at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi Emma W, Thank you so much for this awesome review! We are so happy you had a great time with your little one:) Also thanks for letting everybody know any time of year- often people think we are to cold in winter but actually...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This was my second time there, I absolutely loved it and so did my partner. The staff are all so passionate and very knowledgeable. Great experience, suits all ages. My favourite part was hand feeding the sharks and rays. Make sure to spend a bit...More

Thank Insa H
Irukandji_SharknRay, Owner at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi Insa H! Thank you so much for taking the time to write these kind words about us! It is so nice to hear and it warms our hearts. The Shark Encounter is awesome and yep, every age can participate!! Warm Regards Lia

Reviewed 4 October 2017

An incredible experience. The kids loved it!! The staff where terrific, very helpful and incredibly knowledgable. We loved feeding and patting the sharks and sting rays. A highlight of our holiday.

Thank Tony N
Irukandji_SharknRay, Owner at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hi Tony N, Thats great! We love being the highlight of peoples holiday's, its awesome to hear. Thank you so much for writing in, we are so happy you had an incredible time! Warm Regards Lia

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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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