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Indo Pacific Marine

Indo Pacific Marine Review

This marine interpretative center houses a large open tank with one of the few self-contained coral-reef ecosystems in the southern hemisphere—and it's been growing on its own for almost 20 years. Other exhibits include a static display of rare, deepwater coral skeletons and an exhibit explaining the effects of global warming on the planet. Night tours, which begin at 6:30 on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, take you by ultraviolet flashlight to view the biodiversity of the fluorescing reef and live venomous animals; the colours the coral produce are astounding. The tours include a four-course seafood dinner, followed by a nocturnal coral reef tour of the exhibitions. Bookings are essential.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 29 Stokes Hill Rd., Wharf Precinct, Darwin, NT, 0800
  • Phone: 08/8981–1294
  • Cost: A$24, night tours A$110
  • Hours: Apr.–Oct., daily 10–4; Nov.–Mar. call for opening times.
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  • Location: City Center
Updated: 01-15-2014

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