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Sydney Port Stephens Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters Admission Only (excluding water experience)

  • Port Stephens
  • English
  • 70 minutes (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. An enthusiastic tour guide
  • 2. Food for feeding the Sharks and Rays
  • 3. A 1-hour interactive tour
  • 4. Opportunity to touch/pet the Sharks & Rays
  • 5. Ocean education in English
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1 Key Facts


  • 1. An enthusiastic tour guide
  • 2. Food for feeding the Sharks and Rays
  • 3. A 1-hour interactive tour
  • 4. Opportunity to touch/pet the Sharks & Rays
  • 5. Ocean education in English

Not included

  • 1. Shark Encounter Tour
  • 2. Transport from/to hotels
  • 3. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 4. Souvenirs
  • 5. Travel Insurance
Destination Port Stephens
Address 686 Marsh Rd, Bobs Farm NSW 2316
How to get there ● By Car
When leaving from Newcastle follow the signs to Nelson Bay, at Salt Ash you will precede through 2 Roundabouts. About 5 minutes later you will find a Caltex on your left, directly after it turn left onto Marsh Rd. Follow Marsh Rd for about 4 minutes then at 686 turn right into Irukandji.

If you are leaving from Nelson Bay; follow Nelson Bay Rd for about 15minutes, When you see a Caltex on your left the turn is not far off. Also on your left will be a restaurant called Valhalla, turn right directly after it onto Marsh Rd. Just past the primary school at 686 turn left into Irukandji
Operating hours
Daily* 09:00 - 17:00
Christmas Day (25 December) Closed
Check-in requirements Please ensure you arrive at the attraction 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time to allow enough time to check in. Failure to arrive before this time will most likely be classified as no-show and result in forfeiting the booking and it cannot be refunded or transferred.
What to bring/wear Please do NOT bring
● Creams, lotions, repellants - please don’t spray/wipe anything onto your skin before visiting Irukandji.
● A Snorkel: to reduce the risk of the Fish being kicked its important that everybody’s feet remain firmly on the ground. Feel free to use a face mask for peering into the word beneath, however snorkeling is currently not be available.
Other info ● Child Policy
Infant is aged 3 and under, Child ranges from 4 till 16 years. Children 11 years and under must be accompanied by a paying adult or guardian aged 16 or over for the Shark Encounter experience. Irukandji reserves the right to verify the age and identity of any unaccompanied minor or young guardians. Note: one adult is required per 10 children

● No Smoking Policy
A new smoking law prohibits smoking within 20 metres of the Attraction. There is a smoking section available beside the car park.

● Use of flash is prohibited
Please remember not to use the flash when taking photos or videos as the majority are nocturnal species.

● The Best Time for a Shark Encounter
During winter hours, the quietest times to visit are on weekdays or prior to 12:00 or after 14:00. During summer hours, the quietest times to visit are prior to 10:00 or after 15:00.

2 Overview

This Unique experience is a lifetime opportunity to interact with marine life by joining them in their world. Feeding a natural predator in the wild can create an array of impacts from damaging delicate ecological systems to influencing the behaviors of these animals to associate humans with food. Irukandji takes away that danger with a wide array of friendly Sharks and Rays just bursting to say Hi.

Sydney Port Stephens Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters Admission Only (excluding water experience)


About Irukandji

Irukandji is a massive family, Fish and staff alike, whose life dream is to reveal the true character of some of the worlds most beautiful, intelligent, elusive creatures and at the same time educate us about the Australia's delicate ocean ecosystems


The Experience

The journey that each and every person embarks on includes an education on all the species that you meet. You may learn something new about one of your favorite animals, or discover an entirely new creature that you've never seen before.


  • Perfect for the less adventurous visitors
  • Unbelievable Aussie experience, great for photos
  • Does not involve getting changed
  • Tailored to the individual needs on the day
  • Indoors protected from the elements
  • Learn about the animals from the experienced guide.
  • Step outside their comfort zone
  • Safe Shark experience



Prepare to be amazed, engaged and inspired by what you see and learn on your journey through the underwater exhibits. Watch the adorable Flathead pretending he is not there, watch the eagle rays graceful swimming, get eyed off by Barralina waiting for her pilchard, feel the smooth wings of the Smooth Ray, feed the hungry little Fiddlers as they all climb onto your lap the list never ends in this unique environment. Visitors always walk away with a better appreciation for the animals that live here, this attraction has no shortage of incredible experiences.

  • Ray Lagoon

    Let's enter Ray Lagoon to encounter one of the world's astonishing and mysterious marine animals. This exhibit is the Aquarium's largest touch pool and the lagoon features 600,000 litres of water.

    Ray Lagoon is home to Southern Eagle Rays and Blue Spotted Mask Rays. This exhibit is also where you can find White Spotted Sharks, Port Jackson Sharks and Australia's largest sting ray species: Smooth Rays. The Ray Lagoon is the first major encounter in your journey, therefore, a few extra minutes will be spent here allowing to calm your nerves and reveal their individual characters.

  • Tawny Terrain

    Sharks are one of the most feared animals on the planet. At Irakundji Shark & Ray Encounters, The Tawny Terrain Exhibit will allow you to get close to, and enjoy the grace of reef sharks.

    Are sharks as scary as some people think? Find the answer to these questions and more during the tour. You may find yourself looking at these animals in a whole new light. From the spectacular Leopard Whip Rays to robust Tawny Nurse Sharks. Some of the exhibit highlights include a demonstration of a 2,7 metre Tawny Nurse Shark and his incredible force suction eating abilities and the intelligence of this majestic animal.

  • Aqua Nursery

    Do you have fond memories of exploring ocean-side rock pools as a child? Experience this again with your own children as they see & explore the Rocky Shores Touch Pool and Nursery. At this exhibit you will touch on shark and ray reproduction, were you will interact with juvenile sharks and rays called pups. Meanwhile an aquarist will unravel the mysteries surrounding shark and ray reproduction.

  • Epaulettes Abode

    Epaulette Abode will be a fringe reef environment bordering a mangrove forest. This upcoming display depicts one of the most colourful and adaptive environments in the world. It is home to one of the most unusual sharks, an Epaulette Shark which prefers to waddle rather than swim. Also showcased are some of the weird and wonderful species of fish we can find in the ocean.

    The Epaulettes Abode is a great way for young children to get involved with the smaller species of elasmobranches found in the tropics and whilst they feed, interact with and touch them, they will learn about these misunderstood creatures under a whole new light.

  • Fiddler's Flats

    Have you ever wondered what's going on beneath the estuarine waters; visiting Fiddler Flat's will help shed some light on the Eastern Fiddler and Shovel Nose Rays. These rays are both majestic and bizarre.


3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 13 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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