The Aquarium of Western AustraliaThe Aquarium of Western Australia
What if you could save yourself a road trip of more than 12,500km and experience all five zones of Western Australia's coast - southern coast, Shipwreck coast, Perth coast, Far North coast and Marmion Marine Park - in one place?
The Aquarium of Western Australia (AQWA) is located in Perth's Hillary's Boat Harbour and has one of the largest living coral reef exhibits in the world. Its 98 metre underwater tunnel plus its surrounding exhibits offer a unique view of Western Australia's vibrant coral reefs, livened by an array of stingrays, turtles, fish and sharks, which welcome a swimming lesson with humans through the aquariums in-house dive master.
You won't find dolphins, seals or whales in this aquarium, though, as AQWA doesn't keep marine mammals here. Instead, AQWA has partnered with Mills Charters and Rottness Fast Ferries to offer whale watching tours, giving visitors the best opportunity to experience it all.
There are two SCUBA and three snorkel programs available, plus behind the scenes and sleepover programs, making it a fun way to immerse yourself in this underworld haven of wonder, education and interaction. You can even 'Dine Beneath the Sea' - an experience for those who want a truly memorable experience.
Most Australian airlines fly to Perth. The aquarium is accessible via car or public transport via the Joondalup train to Warwick station and then 423 bus. Free onsite parking is also available.
- Formal and corporate function rooms
- Onsite cafe
- Talks from marine experts
Entry prices start from US$22.
The Aquarium of Western Australia
(08) 9447 7500