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Darwin Sights

Indo Pacific Marine

  • 29 Stokes Hill Rd. Map It
  • Wharf Precinct
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Updated 01/15/2014

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

29 Stokes Hill Rd., Darwin, Northern Territory, 0800, Australia

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Phone:

08-8981–1294

Sight Details:

  • A$24, night tours A$110
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 10–4; Nov.–Mar. call for opening times.

Updated 01/15/2014

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