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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 17 attractions in Noumea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Aquariums
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Compact aquarium but very interesting. Located Ansa Vata beach near Le surf hotel opposite the ferry to duck island. Great displays good to look at before diving. Shows which fish are dangerous and how to treat the reef. After diving you realise how well made the displays are set up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Clean tidy and interesting. Displays are in English as well as French. Great for families or anyone who isn't in to snorkelling and wants to see some of the local up close. Entry price was reasonable for the amount of displays

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Aldinga Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was a shore tour from our P&O cruise. We only had 45 mins here. Seemed to be a good length of time for most people, but my 13 yr old photographer was in awe. I was fascinated with the flouro coral. The exhibits are small, but really well presented. They've done a great job. Plaques were in French &... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Even though the aquarium is smaller and less lavishing to Sydney's aquarium, I believe this aquarium can gives Sydney's a run for its money. They have amazing displays of fishes is big tanks. There's also a dark area where coral are seen I'm there natural light (deep under water where there's no natural light). Well worth the visit, only costing... More

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