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Aquarium of Western Australia - AQWA

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Address: 91 Southside Dr | Hillarys Boat Harbour, Hillarys, Joondalup, Western Australia 6025, Australia
Phone Number: (0)8 9447 7500
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Observe animals, such as the leafy sea dragon, unique to Western...

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Mermaids and Sharks!

The kids had a great time at AQWA, they loved the underwater tunnel. Being able to see all of the marine life from an underwater perspective gave them a new appreciation for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dannielle C
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South Perth, Australia

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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting the "Aquarium" was an epic day out. They really care about these animals (I don't agree with zoo's etc) their surroundings and tanks are spotless and so well kept andbthevstaffbarenincredibly knowledgeable! All round great day out!

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Thank up4kickinit
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a blast here! We have been to aquariums before, so I never really get excited about them anymore. However, we were bored and decided to give it a try. This is a great place because it's not so big that you lose interest and get tired, nor is it small and disappointing. They have a... More 

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Thank Caron H
South Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids had a great time at AQWA, they loved the underwater tunnel. Being able to see all of the marine life from an underwater perspective gave them a new appreciation for wildlife. My liitle one (6) especially loved the Mermaids and Sea Turtles.

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Thank Dannielle C
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good few hours spent here. Even did the dive into the shark tank which was good fun! Nothing quite like my wild encounters but nice opportunity to find some teeth! Would recommend this place!

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Thank Rhys M
Perth, Australia
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had an awesome day out looking at all the fish sharks stingrays turtles and learning all about them it was very interesting you can walk or stand on the conveyor belt and go round

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Thank paul m
Greater Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Aqua twice and discover something new every time. The underwater displays are amazing. Access to Aqua is eay and access to a view once inside is always easy no matter how crowded it gets. Love the outside Australian Reef display where you can relax in a comfy chair and watch the marine life doing its natural thing,the colours are... More 

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Thank JangP28
Kitchener, Canada
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This aquarium is pretty good for a one time trip. We were visiting Australia from Canada and enjoyed the underwater tunnel the most. The rays, sharks, and turtles were lovely to see! Now, if you have been to the big and grand aquariums like in Singapore, it is true that this one is definitely overpriced. Thirty dollars for an adult... More 

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Thank Jeni_L_12_12
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The displays are pretty good, especially the underwater tunnel and touch pools, but it is quite expensive at $66 entry for one adult and two children. The Cafe is really expensive and service is excruciatingly slow. The food is very average Cafe style at restaurant prices. Summary: if you haven't been before definately go once, but make sure you eat... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to AQWA early January, the queue was at the bottom of the steps and it was crazy busy inside with a lot of kids. I would like to return to AQWA again one day out of school holidays so I can see all the marine life, as it was hard to see all the displays. Staff seemed very... More 

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Thank elmz24
Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing aquarium informative ,well laid out and many highlights the shark and turtle in the main aquarium fantastic

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