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kids feeding the fish
late afternoon fish feeding
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Aquascene Fish Feeding Sanctuary & Cafe

Since the early 1950s a unique and natural phenomena occurs on the high tide amongst the tranquil tropical waters of Darwin’s Doctors Gully.

Aquascene was established in 1981 and has become a magical attraction that all the family can enjoy – it attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year and has enjoyed widespread media coverage nationally and internationally.

This wonderful sanctuary provides a safe and enjoyable environment for families and people of all ages to join in the fun and it’s a great experience for fish lovers! The kids will absolutley love it! You can choose to feed the fish from the comfort of the concrete stairs of the viewing platform or wade into the water and have them tickle your feet as they jostle over each other to take the bread from you!

It is safe to wade in the waters amongst the busy feeding fish – they have no teeth or dangerous barbs – however, and as a precaution visitors are advised to go no further than knee deep during the box jelly fish months of October–May. No one has been stung at Aquascene, the fish seem to build a natural barrier, as there’s so many of them, but we ask that you keep to the visible shallow waters.

Entry cost

  • Indicative Prices tickets from $10 to $15
    Fish feeding is on the high tides only, the cafe is open feee for the general public every day with the ticket price for the fish feeding experience.
  • Child tickets from $0 to $10
    Kids under 3 are free and kids aged 2 to 15 are $10 each


  • Cafe
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Kiosk
  • Lookouts
  • Non Smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wifi


Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia) Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids) Caters for people with allergies and intolerances. Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.


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