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Solitary Islands Aquarium

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2 Bay Dr | National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
+61 2 6648 3931
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Very educational

Was surprised by how much this attraction had to offer with lots of exhibits and the fish feeding... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Cheryl C
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
Hands on learning

My tween and I enjoyed this small aquarium. It wasn't crowded and from the moment we stepped in the... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Keely S
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Sydney
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The Solitary Islands Aquarium, located at Southern Cross University's National Marine Science Centre, serves as an important community asset helping to bring an awareness and appreciation for our marine environment through education and science. Our facility is focused on regional species, resource management and conservation. The aquarium provides an intimate experience for visitors to learn about and to interact with marine life of the Coffs Coast through our series of aquariums, presentations, and visual displays.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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2 Bay Dr | National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
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+61 2 6648 3931
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Was surprised by how much this attraction had to offer with lots of exhibits and the fish feeding was very interesting and educational. We'll be taking the grandkids back when next they are in town.

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My tween and I enjoyed this small aquarium. It wasn't crowded and from the moment we stepped in the door we had things to do (laminated find these creatures card, rock pool hands on talk, fish feeding) ....... I am not sure if it was...More

Thank Keely S
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Because we're staying in Novotel Serviced apartment, this aquarium was very closed to our place, we just walked to there and the admission is cheap too, me, my son and my wife were so grateful to see beautiful and unique fishes in there.

Thank Leonardo H
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Young family on a weekend mid morning. A small but well presented aquarium. The fish feeding and talks by the aquarist were informative.More

Thank Julian4077
Stephan S, Manager at Solitary Islands Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the Solitary Islands Aquarium. Great to hear that you enjoyed the fish feeding and talks. We endeavor to give visitors not only a visual experience but also one with information presented by our biologists into...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Grate value for money fun family day even my bird and myself had a memorable time With heaps to see and even a hands on tank this will keep you occupied for at least hour.. depends on the length of time you want to spend.More

Thank chrystal2018
Stephan S, Manager at Solitary Islands Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Solitary Islands Aquarium. So great that you and your bird enjoyed the experience. We try and provide a lot of different experiences at the Aquarium so all visitors can get something out of...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017

Very interesting experience. A very well informed guide gave a lively talk about the marine reserve and all the various fish that live there. The corals were fascinating and children loved the interactive pool and the help they were given to explore the marine world....More

Thank 48juliaw2015
Stephan S, Manager at Solitary Islands Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Great to hear that you really enjoyed your time with us. I will pass on your praises to the guides as they do a great job in present information about our beautiful marine environment. We endeavor to create an enjoyable environment for all visitors -...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

This small but well run aquarium is a brilliant way to educate the kids not only about the marine environment but how to help in keeping it healthy. Great exhibits and friendly staff make this a worthwhile place to visit.

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience and all the staff are so lovely. Definitely one to remember and will return on all visits

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Spending 30 dollars for a family to watch less than 10 tanks is too much. I was expecting a lot more but was done with this place in under 30 minutes.More

Thank Detritus
Stephan S, Manager at Solitary Islands Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Solitary Islands Aquarium. Sorry to hear that you did not find the experience value for money but we do appreciate your feedback. Along with our 12 display tanks holding approximately 15,000 litres, we...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a small aquarium, but is great for learning what is happening under the water of the local sea. Very informative and frequent talks.More

Thank Royce W
Stephan S, Manager at Solitary Islands Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Solitary Islands Aquarium. Great to hear that you found it enjoyable and informative - we make every endeavor to highlight our wonderful marine environment through our hourly fish feeding and touch pool...More

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Yes, usually open on weekends. At our last visit it was $ 10 for adults, $8concession and $5 for kids. $25 family.
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