Indo-pacific MarineCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: 29 Stokes Hill Rd., Wharf Precinct, Darwin, NT 0800, Australia
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +61-0889811294
- Ticket Price: 24 AUD
- Tags: Aquarium, Family And Kids
The Darwin Harbour, in a way, has the best of both worlds- the Indian as well as the Pacific Ocean. Not many of us really know the inhabitants of the down under although the brains behind the Indo-Pacific Marine took a pretty good stab at it. One of the best aquariums of the Northern Territory, the marine life is divided into tanks and each tank serves as a self-contained coral reef ecosystem. The best ways to see the Indo-Pacific Marine aquarium is during their night time tour, where they show you the aquatic life by night, including a 4 course meal. Book early if you’re eager to observe the underwater world by night.
- The cost for the night time tour is A$110, book early to avoid any disappointments.
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- Curve Restaurant (Australian cuisine)
- The Precinct (Australian cuisine)
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81.85% of people who visit Darwin include Indo-pacific Marine in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
43.75% of people start their Indo-pacific Marine visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Indo-pacific Marine
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Indo-pacific Marine
I went there in October, please take note of the early closing times during wet season. The owner was extremely knowledgeable about marine life and made the hour-long tour very interesting to listen to. He also passed around some marine sponges and shells for us to see. However, I have to take away a star as the tanks are not clean making it difficult to see through. The area was also extremely hot and everyone was perspiring in the room.
We love this place. John and his wife created something amazing and unique. If you are interested in marine life or seawater tanks, this is the place to go. John is happy to share all his knowledge with you. Yes, other aquariums will show you more for the money you pay, but John and his wife build all of this alone, it’s private and their effort is worth supporting!
What a wonderful resource. Be prepared to spend time to look and learn about our marine ecosystem, we'll be back.
Where in the world you have come one with such a rare affinity with a marine environment? I can tell you that John is one such person. His intimate knowledge of the world beneath the sea and the interactive nature of the marine ecology is impressive. His simulated environment of the reef ecology is the closest thing I have seen to the “real thing” outside the real thing. His specimen collection gives you an insight and deep appreciation of the world that people just “talk about”. He is an authentic presenter. This museum is a must see for anyone interested in gaining knowledge of the complexity and interactions that exist in the aquatic environment. His knowledge could be the catalyst for helping people realise how important the SeaWorld really is to our survival. I was perplexed at hearing that this was not supported by our government. He was contemplating closing down this wonderful exhibition. I would challenge our political leaders to get an education by seeing first hand the great work John has spent building.
It was terrible when we were last here 3 years ago and its gone downhill since. The entire experience is what I imagine it would be to accidentally stumbling onto the set of the Monty Python dead parrot skit mid take or checking into Faulty Towers. Most of the exhibits are precariously clinging to life or have joined the parrot. Positive reviews seem to be from visitors who only ever write one or 2 reviews in their entire life and are on first name basis with the owner, John, I wonder what the explanation is for this?