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Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie

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Address: 3 route Aquarium, Anse Vata, Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
Phone Number: 262731
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Amazing layout and exhibits

One could spend a lot of time in the Aquarium. The displays are well presented and very well documented. A very pleasant atmosphere in which to view the unique marine life from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

One could spend a lot of time in the Aquarium. The displays are well presented and very well documented. A very pleasant atmosphere in which to view the unique marine life from around the islands. Well worth the visit.

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Sydney
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

On a cruise and with only a day purchased hop-on-hop-off ticket combined with aquarium entry (buy off ship much cheaper and easy from main information centre) The diversity in the aquarium amazing.. Turtles, nautilus, fluorescent coral as highlights wonderful to visit.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The aquarium is good to see the sea turtles there. Other kinds of fish could be also seen in Sydney if are visiting as well

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A great place and very informative. The turtle observation area is brilliant. The range of different corals and fish is amazing.

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Newcastle, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Our chosen tour when in port from cruise ship. Most informative with all descriptions and explanations in both French and English. The presentation about the local conservation efforts to protect their maritime environment was especially interesting. Don't miss the Nautilus and it's background. The outside turtle observation area is wonderful and a few minutes watching these graceful creatures is mesmerising.... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We only had a 1/2 day in Noumea and chose to visit this aquarium. We purchased the hop on/off bus ticket and the aquarium was about 20 minutes from the city center. The displays had information in French and English and presented an impressive variety of sea life. We particularly liked the luminescent fish viewed in almost total darkness. Very... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I love aquariums and this is about my favorite! Don't miss it. You can easily get there by going on the hop on bus.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We visited the aquarium after reading the great reviews on TripAdvisor and we were pleasantly surprised how good it was. Great layout very informative with excellent descriptions in both French and English. Make sure you go outside and view the turtles

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Noumea, New Caledonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

A very special place spotting natural tropical Marine life. I enjoyed especially Recent turtles home

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Acquariums can become tired and unexciting. However, this long-established and well-located acquarium in Noumea offers a novel collection of tropical fish species and marine creatures. Some of the presentations are amazing. Great value for a modest admission price.

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