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Such a unique activity where even small children can experience the marine world like never before; Every visitor receives a guided tour; choose to feed from the sides or have a real Shark Encounter in wetsuits or waders.

Fully interactive hands on experience, and its available rain, hail or shine, year round for everyone from 0 years old.

Sharks and Rays are a group of very misunderstood predators, with such a bad light shed on them some people are fearful to dip a toe in the ocean. In the age of social media it seems like there are more sharks then ever before, when the fact is there is actually many less. What if we told you they were intelligent, friendly, cheeky and sometimes act like puppy dogs? You wouldn’t believe us right?

The guided tour has a focus on conservation and instills a sense of stewardship for the environment. Thus, Irukandji staff play a vital role in fulfilling the attractions mission by helping visitors build emotional connections to marine animals, teaching them to understand the natural world and actively engaging them in conservation initiatives such as Take 3 for the Sea.

Hours: 9-5 (Best to arrive by 3.30 to receive the full experience)


An essential and exciting experience awaits everybody! Does Irukandji sound familiar to you? Its only one of the deadliest things in the world; The Irukandji Jelly Fish! Spreading awareness of this ocean balance and the blooms of the Jellyfish Irukandji is paving the way for a healthier Ocean.

Be sure to check out the new website www.sharkencounters.com.au it is an wonderful resource for children and adults alike with learning tools and fun packed in.

Get ready for adventure! The Friendly Sharks and Rays are waiting to meet you. Bring your swimmers, towel and don’t forget your camera/Gopro for those shark selfies.

As per the Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre

686 Marsh Road, Bob's Farm NSW 2316, Australia


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