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“A must visit for kids and Adults alike”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Aquascene

Aquascene
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$73.94*
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Darwin Afternoon Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #26 of 120 things to do in Darwin
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Fee: Yes
Owner description: Visit Aquascene at high tide when hundreds of fish approach the shore to be fed by onlookers.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Perth, Australia
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A must visit for kids and Adults alike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Ah fish feeding, what a truly Darwin experience. I first fed the fish that congregate to this spot over 30 years ago when I was around 5 years of age.

The name has changed the facilities have improved but the experience is as wonderful as ever. This time I took my own 4 year old and she was excited at the hundreds of fish that come to this spot to feast on the bread, with very little fear of people. There are quite a few different types of fish from tiny minnows, to massive milk fish over a metre long, to rays, to elusive Barra, cod and others.

A really fun experience that I've never seen anywhere else in Australia :)

Visited September 2013
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Perth
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Worth a visit - but definitely overpriced and something about it seems a bit off”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

As a few other reviews have already stated, this is a really amazing experience, but I think overall this is an absolute rort, they have minimal overheads (running a dusty gift store?), these are wild fish and the owners of the establishment have no claim over them.. in my humble opinion..

The fish would still come if this was treated more like a conservation/educational facility, but the owners treat it like they have some sort of monopoly of the fish.. there is even a lady on a megaphone yelling at people if they throw the food in the wrong spot... she reminded me of the soup nazi from Seinfeld.. "no bread for you"

This could be so much better than it is.. but anyway - rant over.

The fish are amazing, you can hand feed them its definitely an experience worth having and the kids will love it..

Visited September 2013
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Hobart, Australia
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74 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice experience but overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is a nice experience for those who haven't seen tropical fish up close and being able to hand-feed and touch the fish was fun, but it's very overpriced at $15 a head. We stayed for about 25-30 minutes and definitely didn't get our money's worth.

Visited September 2013
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Cape Paterson, Australia
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436 reviews
318 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Fun for the young 'uns”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Aquascene is located only a short walk from the main accommodation strip of Darwin in Doctors Gully. It is effectively a fish feeding centre where staff will - at set feeding times - distribute filthy lucre to the denizens of the Darwin shallows. The splashing and frenzy of tail flicking is sure to amuse the children and there are basic food options as well as a gift store to pick up the obligatory Australiana tourist tat.

Friendly staff help this place get over the line for a four star rating and given its proximity to where your hotel will probably be why not?

Visited October 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fun but expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

This was a pleasant hour but an expensive one. We were a family ticket so approx 40 dollars. When it is opened is ruled by high tide times.You have the opportunity to stand on a jetty up to your knees in water or on a viewing platform and using small pieces of bread feed the wild fish. The concept is lovely especially for children. The day we were there it was busy and really only one variety of fish on view. My children did enjoy it but I can't see why the entry is so steep as there is little upkeep other than the building, few staff and the bread.

Visited July 2013
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