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Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie

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Address: 3 Route Aquarium Anse Vata, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
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+687 26.27.31
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Amazing Marine Life

If you can't dive or snorkel in the sea around New Caledonia, or you want a snapshot of the marine life there, this is the palce to go. Allow 2-3 hours and spend time to wander... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you can't dive or snorkel in the sea around New Caledonia, or you want a snapshot of the marine life there, this is the palce to go. Allow 2-3 hours and spend time to wander around the various displays and watch the action. They feed the turtles around 3pm (but check this time at the front desk) which is... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't take my word or it go and have a look for your self. There is a wonderful collection of tropical creatures that you wont see snorkelling on the reef.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in Isle of Pines this is a must. A beautiful, very private place that doesn't get that many tourists. Bring your snorkeling gear and walking shoes ( ones you don't mind getting wet)

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium was great to do during the middle of our stay! Then we could recognize things we had seen out snorkelling and then in the remaining days could name everything we were seeing. Definitely go for turtle feeding time!

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Wellington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this aquarium - particularly the Nautilus tank. The six large turtles looked a bit sad in a big tank of water with nothing else in it :( However, apart from that it was excellent.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a HOHO bus that dropped us off nearby the Anse Vata beach. (Since the aquarium did not promptly open at 10am, it gave us a chance to walk around the beach area across the street.) Upon entering the first exhibit, the aquarium seemed rather small and mediocre. As we eventually discovered the rest of the exhibits, the place... More 

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Long Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice aquarium, teenagers enjoyed it and had descriptions in French and English. The main tank had a vast array of big and small fish and sharks. The turtle tank was excellent also. The cost was very reasonable compared to lots of Noumea prices.

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Noumea, New Caledonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the Hop On Hop Off Lyvai shuttle sold from the ship's terminal which is much cheaper and decided to visit the Aquarium of the Lagoon. First impression was a bit strange, the exterior was badly designed or it looked like an old abandoned Russian base from the Cold war. Much to my surprise it is smaller than expected... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a rainy day in December when our cruise ship was in port. Very enjoyable and affordable. Spent around 1.5-2 hours there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of few other day trips which are highly recommended for family with kids. Although we are originally from Sydney Australia and we have a world class aquarium in Sydney. The Aquarium in Noumea is like a mini version of Sydney aquarium. Perfect for little kids so they do not tire out after walking through it. The collection... More 

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