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Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie

Address: 3 route Aquarium, Anse Vata, Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
Phone Number: 262731
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Noumea
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

We arrived in noumea on a Sunday and everything was closed...after taking bus to the beach in front of the aquarium and running out of things to do we wandered over too see how much it was to get in...1000 pff each awesome...lovely aquarium it's not huge but then again it's not $45 to get in like sydney aquarium...great variety... More 

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Waterford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Well worth a visit, we walked from the Ramada and where pleasantly surprised and the cleanliness and welcome by the staff. The tanks and fish species, Turtle tanks and movie room all well worth spending time at. A very relaxing atmosphere and you could easily spend from 45 minutes to 2 hours.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Though the aquarium shows the diversity of fish and corals from the island, most tanks are small and had very limited space for the amount of fish held. I felt particularly bad for the poor turtle who was all by itself in a large blue tank. The tickets were relatively cheap, you pay around CPF1000 for an adult ticket. Avoid... More 

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Byron Bay, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This aquarium was a nice visit while we were in Noumea. We rode bikes there from our hotel, Le Meridien. The exhibits were all good, from the glow-in-the-dark fish, to sitting in a 'theatre' watching the fish swim, and the starfish pool. It's small but still has a good variety of sealife, especially tropical fish. It's definitely a place to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

If you have been to the Melbourne Aquarium, this is nothing. It's just a fish tank that houses some beautiful fish. The tank doesn't do much to bring out the beauty of the fish. Waste of time. Go snorkelling instead.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I am a natural sceptic of captured animals without a rehabilitation angle so I went here with some concern. That said most places and tanks were well kept. The display of fish was impressive but some tanks crowded. This was always going to be the end point that would concern me and did. The turtles had nothing really to engage... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The aquarium on the road between Anse Vata & Baie des Citrons is worth a visit. It has a little of really interesting fish & coral and is nice and bright and well looked after. Good to take the family and learn about the native species to NC as all of the signs are in French & English. The tortoises... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The pool was quite small for the turtles to swim around in which was a bit sad but it was great to see all the beautiful varieties of fish swimming together in harmony. We must have seen around 50 different shapes/sizes/colours. Amazing must see.

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Sydney, Australia
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91 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It's not the biggest aquarium (compared to Melbourne and Sydney) but at no more than $15 an adult for entry it was definitely the best value thing to do in noumea. Kept our 2 yr old son happy for a good couple hours.

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Penrith, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Really great attraction to stop into whilst in Noumea. Its much bigger than it looks from the outside and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Super easy to get to on the bus from down town and was pretty good value

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