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AQWA

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Underwater World 91 Southside Dr, Hillarys, Joondalup, Western Australia 6025, Australia
+61 8 9447 7500
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The Aquarium of Western Australia (AQWA): General Admission Ticket
from US$22.15*
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The Aquarium of Western Australia (AQWA): General Admission Ticket
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An awesome underwater adventure awaits you at AQWA! AQWA is WA’s premiere marine attraction located just 20 minutes north of Perth City. Discover more of WA’s spectacular marine life as you go on an underwater journey along our coast, from the icy-cold waters of the Southern Ocean to the tropical wonderland of coral reefs in the Far North. You’ll encounter sharks, stingrays and turtles, meet rare and unusual sea creatures like seadragons, be captivated by a living Coral Reef and face a dangerous and deadly line up of marine life in the DANGERzone. There’s also the chance to gently touch marine life or try an Adventure and dive into one of our aquariums! AQWA is open every day from 10am-5pm.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“touch pool” (120 reviews)
“marine life” (69 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Underwater World 91 Southside Dr, Hillarys, Joondalup, Western Australia 6025, Australia
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+61 8 9447 7500
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"touch pool"
in 120 reviews
"marine life"
in 69 reviews
"underwater tunnel"
in 40 reviews
"fish"
in 154 reviews
"moving walkway"
in 25 reviews
"gift shop"
in 17 reviews
"conveyor belt"
in 18 reviews
"sea creatures"
in 23 reviews
"shark tank"
in 11 reviews
"coral reef"
in 10 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 10 reviews
"great aquarium"
in 14 reviews
"glass tunnel"
in 13 reviews
"wa coast"
in 8 reviews
"main tank"
in 8 reviews
"western australia"
in 30 reviews
"underwater world"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Average garden variety type aquarium. Nothing special about this one. Gift shop, cafe, all the usual suspects...

Thank Gayle J
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not bad for a visit and the staff were very friendly and helpful, I went for a event and it was well run and a great night.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you live, fish and all things nautical then AQWA is an excellent place to visit. Hopi can easily spend half a day here looking through the large number of exhibits. Excellent for all ages. Its not the cheapest place in the world so you...More

Thank Stuart P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for children lot learn and see. The staff went out their way to help. Glass bottom boat was interesting. Coral sea view down stairs great place to chill, not on your phone please. Really nice area as well.More

Thank 007John007828
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AQWAPerth, Manager at AQWA, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback! We have a passionate team who strive to ensure all visitors enjoy their time here at AQWA and your feedback has been passed on to them. The Glass Bottom Boat Adventure has just recently...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took two very excied kids and they loved it..lots for them to see and engage with. the staff were wonderful

Thank Ziska13
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family love aquariums and have been to many around the world. I must say that this one is very disappointing. Firstly we misread the "single largest aquarium in Australia" as being the largest of the aquariums, but it refers to a single largest tank...More

Thank GlenFC
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AQWAPerth, Manager at AQWA, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us your feedback. It is surprising it only took you 45 minutes to experience the aquarium as we also have 21 scheduled talks and feeds throughout the day for our visitors to enjoy, the most popular being...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the aquarium because of bad weather. Good displays and great tunnel. For my taste the price is bid to high.More

Thank Tobias B
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AQWAPerth, Manager at AQWA, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. AQWA is certainly a great place in bad weather as it is all undercover. We have a passionate team looking after our exhibits so they will be pleased to hear you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aquariums & small tanks appeared much better presented & stocked than my recollection from our last visit but the main tank was poorly stocked. However the girls loved the whole experience.More

Thank Darrel J
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AQWAPerth, Manager at AQWA, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback! We have a dedicated team who are passionate about the exhibits and making them as interesting as possible. Not many people realise that AQWA does not use any artificial coral so everything you see is real! We are glad you...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Took the family again to this great place. The kids love the touch pool and enjoy all the exhibits. They all just love running around pointing and laughing at everything, its a fun relaxing place. I read all the info and try to explain it...More

Thank Kazza2206
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AQWAPerth, Manager at AQWA, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! The touch pool is always a big hit with the kids as they get up close with some of the animals. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hopefully we see you again soon :)

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We have a 17 year old Italian exchange student and wanted to show him around Perth. We visited Aqwa on a Saturday and it was not too busy. We loved the way it is set out with all the information required easy to read and...More

Thank Rachel P
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AQWAPerth, Manager at AQWA, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your time here! The Glass Bottom Boat Adventure is new and is fast becoming a very popular activity, it is certainly a great way to see the sharks and rays. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward...More

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Judith I
8 October 2017|
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Response from Halima R | Reviewed this property |
I did see a few patrons on wheelchair though I'm not sure if it's loan from AQWA. But like everyone else said, ask them ... the staff are friendly and helpful.
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helenw0ng
8 November 2016|
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Response from Devika R | Reviewed this property |
Yes.. a very big space indeed just very nearby.
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helenw0ng
8 November 2016|
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Response from Victoriapersich | Reviewed this property |
Hi Singapore ...Yes there is lots of parking available right in front of the Aquarium...thankyou Victoria Persich Western Australia
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