We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Aquascene

Features Animals
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 28 Doctors Gully Road, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 8981 7837
Website
Fee: Yes
Description:

Visit Aquascene at high tide when hundreds of fish approach the shore to be...

Visit Aquascene at high tide when hundreds of fish approach the shore to be fed by onlookers.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$73.47*
and up
Darwin Afternoon Sightseeing Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 513 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 184
    Excellent
  • 170
    Very good
  • 87
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Such a unique experience!!

Where else do you get hundreds of wild fish come to you for food and pets?? This is a must visit if you like interacting with sweetlips catfish barramundi garfish etc for they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa S
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

513 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 502: English reviews
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was such a fun way to spend an afternoon and great value at $15 entry fee. Quirky, and interesting commentary. These are wild fish, and include catfish, mullet, garfish and large milkfish among others. I'm not sure how good for the fish feeding them bread is but it was good fun. The commentary, though interesting, was very hard to... More 

Helpful?
Thank JaneMacG
Level Contributor
48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

With only a short window of opportunity - opening only at high tide - arrive when tide is at peak and investigate beforehand. When I visited hours were only 8-10 a.m. due to tides (which obviously changes). Sting-rays, milk fish (the highlight for me) and two other fish varieties are in abundance and gather for the daily feeding. Ample bread... More 

Helpful?
Thank Deborah W
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent fun for all ages..... bread provided to feed the fish. Guy there to give you advise and information on the fish coming in....great fun with large fish swimming around your feet.

Helpful?
Thank karenmU8073KQ
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent to visit. Feeding times change each day due to tides - so just double check before going. Awesome for kids, and also adults. Fish come right up and eat the bread out of your hand. Shade and sunny spots to feed. Drinks and small shop there. Bit of a walk down the hill if you don't have a car.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Leishh
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where else do you get hundreds of wild fish come to you for food and pets?? This is a must visit if you like interacting with sweetlips catfish barramundi garfish etc for they would literally come to your ankles and don't mind being touched. The $15 entrance fee is reasonable for the place also served snacks and ice cream, just... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Lisa S
Brisbane
Level Contributor
52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband couldn't believe that this was actually one of my favourite activities while on holiday. It was fun and all ages will enjoy this activity. It's amazing that the fish come in on high tide and know we'll be there to feed them and some of them already have their mouths open waiting for that bread. You don't need... More 

Helpful?
Thank Laura R
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
273 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just intrigued by this attraction. Absolutely fabulous watching the fish and all the activity. Bread is supplied for feeding. The commentary given is also so interesting. Another must visit in Darwin.

Helpful?
Thank JazzyPerth
Darwin, Australia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do when you are in Darwin. Everyone can enjoy the experience of feeding these fish - they come right up and you are given pieces of bread to feed to them - kids love it.

Helpful?
Thank FussyNomads
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was very crowded with people and the commentary went on for too long especially as the microphone was full of static. The venue itself is very pleasant and there were heaps of different fish and stingrays . High tide is the best time to visit.

Helpful?
Thank Jenny B
Mudgee, Australia
Level Contributor
34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in, easy access, knowledgeable host, very friendly. Lots of bread on offer, very clean and organised. More then happy to go back. Times change depending on tides so check their site.

Helpful?
Thank Teash B

Travelers who viewed Aquascene also viewed

 

Been to Aquascene? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Aquascene and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Aquascene staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?