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Indo Pacific Marine

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Quaint and informative

This small somewhat run down display is actually very informative and quite beautiful. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Julie T
Wollongong, Australia
An experience with an important message to deliver.

The facility is located within walking distance of the Darwin shopping area. A variety of live and... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Cooma, Australia
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Indo Pacific Marine began on 1971 as a privately funded project to develop and establish onshore marine ecosystems highlighting the unique features and biodiversity of the coral reefs that are in our Darwin waters.Indo Pacific Marine has become the...more
Darwin Wharf Precinct | Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, Northern Territory 8000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awful. Please don’t waste your money . Very outdated and tired . We left after sitting for 20 minutes in a “ video “ room on plastic chairs with a very old video . Didnt even see real fish !!!! We went the flying doctors...More

Thank KylieF37
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After paying $27x2 for entry, we were shown an outdated film about coral reefs, while interesting it would be nice to have more updated information. We were then taken o the main room which is home to a medium sized aquarium/pool which was kept with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a humble site with a great passion for conservation and education. You wont see dolphins seals or great crocs, however it provides a fascinating insight into our fragile eco systems and the marine life of local reefs. The tour is informative, unpretentious and...More

Thank Isabelle H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a a great place, it's a shame that the government want to close it. Yes it needs a revamp, but if the Darwin government got behind this passionate guy it would be great.. I hope it all works out for them.

Thank Alex D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Depressing and poorly kept aquariums. Very disappointed as we are avid Reef keepers for many years so we know a fair bit about ocean life. The first large tank has a majority of dead coral, a few live specimens but nothing eye catching. There was...More

Thank Abadoo_17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small somewhat run down display is actually very informative and quite beautiful. The explanation is delivered in an unusual way and makes you think about out marine environment. Worth the visit.

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 14 August 2018

It's a nice little place with some aquariums. The biggest one is presented inthe beginning of the owner with interesting information about the sealife. The price is alright with the reduction flyer that you can get by visiting the WWII Oil Storage tunnels (https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g255066-d2206658-r598035362-World_War_II_Oil_Storage_Tunnels-Darwin_Top_End_Northern_Territory.html) and...More

Thank steve123533
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We attended this attraction mainly to pass some time. However, we were pleasantly surprised to find an extremely interesting talk by the operator followed by a tour through the facility which encompassed exhibitions of numerous types of fish and other marine life. Would recommend this...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This is a real gem to see, the chap that owns this place LOVES to share with you the magnificent details of Darwin and the coral and everything in it. Simply a MUST DO when in Darwin, fantastic value.

Thank Bushchook
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The facility is located within walking distance of the Darwin shopping area. A variety of live and still displays tell an important story about the health of the ocean environment and what it means for the world in which we live.

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7 April 2018|
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Response from Jennifer M | Reviewed this property |
Definitely no snorkelling, it is an aquarium and I wouldn't waste my time going there
7 April 2018|
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Response from Carolyn_Hall2013 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, this is an exhibit where you walk around and look into the tanks, no snorkelling here :) Its a great exhibit and I'd thoroughly recommend it. I can't remember the pricing though. Have fun