AQWA

AQWA, Hillarys: Hours, Address, AQWA Reviews: 4/5

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
An awesome underwater adventure awaits you at AQWA! AQWA is WA’s premiere marine attraction located just 20 minutes north of Perth City. Discover more of WA’s spectacular marine life as you go on an underwater journey along our coast, from the icy-cold waters of the Southern Ocean to the tropical wonderland of coral reefs in the Far North. You’ll encounter sharks, stingrays and turtles, meet rare and unusual sea creatures like seadragons, be captivated by a living Coral Reef and face a dangerous and deadly line up of marine life in the DANGERzone. There’s also the chance to gently touch marine life or try an Adventure and dive into one of our aquariums! AQWA is open every day from 10am-5pm.
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2-3 hours
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wayn176
Perth, Australia13 contributions
Excellent
Jun. 2021
We took our young grandson to AQWA.
So much work has been put into making this place amazing. Everything is accessible and brilliantly done.
A very successful morning.
Well done to AQWA staff.
Written 11 June 2021
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Annie M
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Thank you for making my sons dream come true
Apr. 2021 • Family
First of all I want to thank a special staff at the front counter name Sarah who made my sons birthday present a special day. It was so busy like every school holidays and the line was full of family, over excited kids over tired parents and adults. Sarah helped us lut when our booking didn't go through and was was stressing because my son had dreamed for the past 2 years to be old enough to swim with the sharks. Sarah was so professional amd absolutely calm and had a smile on her face the whole entire time not only with me but the whole time we sat for about 30 minutes waiting for the scrubber instructor, Sarah had smiled amd greated every single person professionally. I have worked in Hospitality for over 30 years and customer service is very important to me as you are the face of the company and Sarah was definitely made you feel comfortable and was one out of many who always made sure each person no matter they were feel calmed.. Also the lovely lady working next to her.. im sorry I didn't get your name but thank you for trying to help us out and moving us to Sarah.. you too were amazing too.. Sarah got us a spot lucky there was one spot left and got my son in to swim with the fishes and sharks. A family behind us was getting frustrated and Sarah calmly said she was doing the best she can and made us feel at ease by not hurrying and said "don't worry i will help you out" .. so I just want to say Thanknyou Sarah for making ever single person in line who i witnessed waiting for my son instructor.. parents we frustrated but after talking to Sarah every parent seem relived and could continue with their tribe into the centre. Sarah if you read this. keep up with your professionalism your amazing. I cant thank you enough for making my sons birthday a awesome one. you and the lovely lady are definitely the face of AQWA ... Also a shout out to the other Staff who in the Chaos work so hard and were all approachable and service with a smile. You all definitely need a pay rise or a bloody amazing Christmas party... xx
Written 16 April 2021
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mak
2 contributions
shameful
Oct. 2020
I would recommend that people to view the aquarium and then eat elsewhere
i ordered fish and chips the fish seemed like it was brought from coles .
fish fingers would have been better and this is what they serve to tourists
there is some nice restaurants or cafes 2 mins walk I recommend that people go there
not C19 safe staff didnt care

still like taking the kids to the aquarium but will not eat there and not untill they get their act together with C19
Written 10 February 2021
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Buzzdog
Darwin, Australia181 contributions
Family trip to AQWA
Jan. 2021 • Family
My 3 eldest kids and I spend the day at AQWA and the experience did not disappointment. The staff at AQWA were nothing but exceptionally helpful and the kids thoroughly enjoyed all exhibits.
Written 19 January 2021
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RTM
2 contributions
Good but not COVID safe!
Jan. 2021 • Family
Amazing under water place, it has always been my favourite. But there is no way that place was COVID safe, we felt extremely uncomfortable the whole time whilst trying to social distance more and more people piled into the tunnel getting closer to you, no one was monitoring or managing the flow of people. I doubt we will be going back. Put it this way, its safer going to Kmart.
Written 3 January 2021
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Taurusnz15
Swan Valley, Australia11 contributions
Hillary’s Boat Harbour WA AQUA DiNNER 14/11/2020
Nov. 2020 • Couples
We booked a special birthday dinner at the AQUA aquarium. The cost was $175 pp.

The Venue aquarium is stunning however the meal was very ordinary and not what we expected.

The meal is 4 courses and includes beverages. There was an hour wait between each course

The entree was very basic and had no taste.

The main, we had chicken which consisted of 2 spring roll filo pastry with
Vegetables. The chicken thigh pieces were so small we thought it was mince and the vegetables were undercooked and cold. It was horrible.

Desert share plate did not cater for 2 people.

I would recommend that people pay the $18 pp entrance fee to view the aquarium and then eat elsewhere.

We would not recommend this dinner to anyone.

Written 14 November 2020
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dalger1430
Perth, Australia162 contributions
INTO THE DEEP.
Oct. 2020
We visited as part of a group. The displays of marine animals were varied & most interesting to view - even to and ex diver like myself. The touch pool seemed to be of great interest to the children present there. Our group was catered for at lunch in the function room. Our lunch consisted of sandwich/salad, selection of small cakes /fruit, water, juice, tea & coffee. The staff were excellent & special thanks must go to our Aqwa organiser, Teneal. Unfortunately the seniors in our group were let down on this visit due to the lift not operating (this apparently has been so for some time)
Written 24 October 2020
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Diah Ayu
Perth, Australia214 contributions
Amazing and exciting
Oct. 2020
Visit the AQWA with family and friends is really a amazing moment. You could imagine that you are in somewhere else and explore knowledge about marine living creatures. You could touch them gently in touch pool and even could dive in together with shark. Recommended.
Written 17 October 2020
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Neats1907
Esperance, Australia39 contributions
Interesting
Was an interesting way to spend an afternoon. The kids loved it. The large glass aquarium with the sharks above you was the high point
Written 28 September 2020
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Scott Marks
Auckland Central, New Zealand266 contributions
A great day out
Sep. 2019
I think AQWA is an really amazing place. I've been to a number of aquariums and seaparks in different countries and this one is no disappointment. There's a great variety of fish and sea creatures on display and most being Australian region only so it was a great surprise to see so many new and interesting sea creatures. The aquariums are well maintained and ordered with several sections showing fish from different regions of Australia. In the centre of the aquarium is an underwater tunnel showcasing a range of large sharks, bigger fish, and huge manta-rays. Outside there's is a touch pool and display of rescued and rehabilitating turtles. Throughout most days, more so on the weekends, there are shows and presentations by staff.
Written 29 August 2020
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