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Indo Pacific Marine

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Darwin Wharf Precinct | Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, Northern Territory 8000, Australia
+61 8 8981 1294
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Amazing place

Don't be fooled by first appearances. Our initial thoughts when we first arrived was that the place... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Karen P
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Sydney
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amazing eco system. Best aquarium visit

So interesting especially if you have the tour. Totally enjoyable and informative visit. Highly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cate T
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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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“self sustaining” (11 reviews)
“fish” (32 reviews)
“reef life” (4 reviews)
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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 5 days ago via mobile

Don't be fooled by first appearances. Our initial thoughts when we first arrived was that the place looked a bit tired, certainly not the Disney style sea life type of experience; but within seconds of meeting our guide we were absolutely fascinated and enthralled by...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

So interesting especially if you have the tour. Totally enjoyable and informative visit. Highly recommend a visit

Thank Cate T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This privately funded aquarium in the wharf district is the creation of a committed and passionate couple who began this amazing exhibit 20 odd years ago. Truly like no other aquarium I've visited, the focus is on the health and wellbeing of the various species...More

Thank TippyLoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best aquarium I’ve ever been to. Unlike most aquariums, the tanks are filled with self sustaining ecosystems. Jonathan was full of information. My advice would be for them to close or outsource the shop and cafe and focus on the exhibits and...More

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic place and with the natural light this place looks so healthy and the animals so bright and lively.

Thank Kerry P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Apart from the place being filthy, the owner, who i've no doubt knows his stuff knows nothing of how to make it interesting. We even had a bit of casual racism thrown in when describing the habits of a rock fish, don't want to hear...More

Thank underwaterlookout
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like it because I can see tropical fish. Not the greatest place as a stand alone aquarium but has plenty to look at up close. I was happy because I saw some Copper banded butterfly fish (my favourite). Visited some time ago and thought...More

1  Thank Glenn W
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This little treasure was a complete surprise to us. The friendly gent who greeted us, told us some wonderful pearls of wisdom, about where to go, and where to eat whilst in Darwin, then ushered us into a little cinema, to watch a film on...More

2  Thank Pauline S
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Despite its retro look and exhibition style I loved it. The person doing the tour was quite knowledgeable and explained many things in detail, sharing personal stories which made the visit all the more interesting. Really recommend tio anyone interested in marine life, conservation and...More

2  Thank VeraRuteMarques
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This place is fabulous. From the moment you are greeted by the lass to get your ticket, to all the way round the tour (sorry...bit hopeless remembering names!). Coming here could teach everyone a lesson in what REALLY goes on within a reef and what...More

2  Thank Mandie S
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