Fodor's Expert Review Indo Pacific Marine


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 more than 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 colors the coral produce are astounding. You'll also get a four-course seafood dinner, followed by a nocturnal coral reef tour of the exhibitions. Bookings are essential.

Quick Facts

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

- 08 - 8981–1294

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: From A$27, Apr.–Oct., daily 10–4; Nov.–Mar. call for opening times.

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