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Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie

3 route Aquarium, Anse Vata, Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Noumea
Type: Aquariums
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WYOMING, AUSTRALIA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This aquarium is the best I have ever been to, not large but it does not have to be large to be impressive. Nearly all the species you see here can be found if you go snorkelling around the area. All the exhibits are wonderful, they even have deep sea fish. But, for me the best exhibit is the live... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Really nice place, employees lovely and helpful. But a bit disappointed by the size. Worth a visit, and not really expensive. Good experience. Probably really good with kids.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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314 reviews 314 reviews
281 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The aquarium is located right by the water's edge. It is great, with loads of variety of species on show. Well worth a visit.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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51 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Definitely worth doing. We were enthralled throughout the visit. Good English, French and Japanese commentary. The variety of fish and the clarity of the water are second to none.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Although smallish (not as big as the Melbourne aquarium) it was very well laid out and totally interesting. Fitted in with Noumean style.

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Canberra, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

It's certainly not the biggest and best aquarium we have ever been to but unlike just about everything else in N.C, it is very reasonably priced! There was a good range of exhibits, all of which seemed to be well maintained (although the poor crayfish looked like they could use a bigger exhibit area!). All in all, a very easy... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We walked to the aquarium from our hotel Le Pacifique. We all thoroughly enjoyed this visit and were able to get very close up views of many brilliantly coloured fish, sea plants and coral. This was a great way to spend our one rainy day in Noumea. Highly recommend.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is no Kelly Tarltons but there is a beautiful collection of marine life. There are some stunning coral and anemone as well as beautiful fish. There is a walk through legend of the turtles for the children. Don't be fooled into thinking it is all in French. Each station has a big book page which is bilingual. This attraction... More

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NZ
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I've been to better but I've also been to much worse. It's not a very big complex but they have set up some very cool displays and some that I would say were unique. One tank had a number of nautiluses wobbling their way around, another section was devoted to night time with coral and fish that glowed in the... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Easy to reach around the bay, and full of surprising exhibits. Fabulous fish and some pretty (poisonous) snakes. Fluorescent coral - who'd have guessed? And it's all local wildlife...

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