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Perth: AQWA Aquarium of Western Australia Entry Tickets

1. Perth: AQWA Aquarium of Western Australia Entry Tickets

Discover one of Perth’s most iconic tourist attractions AQWA! The Aquarium of Western Australia is home to hundreds of species of marine life from the coastline. AQWA is located 30-minutes from Perth CBD at Hillary’s Boat Harbor. Go on an underwater journey to discover the iconic and incredible marine life of Western Australia. From icy waters to tropical wonderlands, you’ll explore five discovery zones. Schools and families generally visit in the morning, making the afternoon the best time to come for a quieter, more relaxed experience.  Be amazed by the vibrant life of the world’s largest living coral reef exhibits. From sharks to stingrays to giant sea turtles, come face-to-fin with majestic sea creatures. Jump on a 98-meter long moving walkway (the largest in Australia) and be transported through an underwater tunnel. Finish your visit with a coffee fix or relax on the outdoor terrace of our licenced Café, overlooking the harbour as you enjoy a beer or wine with your meal. 

Perth: Whale Watching Cruise from Hillarys Boat Harbor

2. Perth: Whale Watching Cruise from Hillarys Boat Harbor

Watch the annual migration of humpback whales on a scenic 2-hour whale watching cruise from Hillarys Boat Harbor just north of Perth. Benefit from complimentary pickup by bus from selected locations, or make your own way to the harbor to board the catamaran. Get up close to the magnificent marine mammals aboard the air-conditioned boat, and save precious time over slower vessels. Make use of the three viewing areas to get stunning views of the animals on their migration from September to the end of November. Capture them on your camera from the large open-air deck. Listen to live commentary from a certified guide of The Aquarium of Western Australia. Meet more knowledgeable Aquarium workers with an optional visit to the aquarium after you tour. Avail of the on-board snacks and drinks from the licensed bar. Relax in the knowledge that in the event that no whales are seen, you can take another whale watching cruise the next day at no extra charge.

Perth: Snorkel with Sharks at AQWA

3. Perth: Snorkel with Sharks at AQWA

Plunge into the beautiful world of AQWA’s shipwreck coast aquarium and come face to fin with sharks, stingrays and hundreds of stunning fish.  Enter the 3-million liter shipwreck coast, Australia’s largest single aquarium, and be led on an amazing, underwater tour by a PADI qualified Divemaster. Have a close encounter with seven different species of sharks, loggerhead turtles, the world’s largest stingrays and schools of Western Australia’s most prized and precious fish, like dhufish, pink snapper, kingfish, trevally and more.

Perth: Diving with Sharks and Admission to AQWA

4. Perth: Diving with Sharks and Admission to AQWA

Plunge into the beautiful world of AQWA’s shipwreck coast aquarium and come face to fin with sharks, stingrays and hundreds of stunning fish. Qualified divers aged 15 and over can participate in this adventure — please note that you must possess a valid dive qualification. The tour takes a maximum of four people. You’ll enter the 3-million liter shipwreck coast (Australia’s largest single aquarium) and be lead on an amazing, underwater tour by a PADI qualified Divemaster. This guided dive is 30 to 45 minutes long and you also get free all-day general admission to AQWA. This is your chance to have a close encounter with seven different species of sharks, loggerhead turtles, the world’s largest stingrays and schools of Western Australia’s most prized and precious fish, like dhufish, pink snapper, kingfish, trevally and more.

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What people are saying about Aquarium of Western Australia

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 59 reviews

The whale watching was excellent but trying to find the starting point or the Rottnest Whale Watching tour office was very difficult. There didn’t appear to be any sign posts.

Very well organized tour and a great experience. The whales were in a good mood to jump out of the sea.

Very interesting, great for kids and adults, gift shop has lots, cafe quick and good food. good day out

The staff were excellent. A pleasant experience with whales too. Thank you.

Hands down, so much better than Melbourne & Sydney aquariums!!!!