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Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters

Location: 686 Marsh Road, Bob's Farm NSW 2316, Australia

Formerly the Australian Shark and Ray Centre; Irukandji is your new adventure centre of 2015!

Such a unique experience where even small children can experience the marine world like never before; swimming with a 300kg Sting Ray, feeding playful Sharks and having baby Rays sit on their laps!

Every visitor receives a guided tour; choose to feed from the sides or have a real Shark Encounter in wetsuits or waders, what an experience! Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters aims to be the local go to for crazy fun for all ages at the same time as being a research and conservation hub.

Fully interactive hands on experience, and its available rain, hail or shine, year round for everyone from 0 years old.



An essential and exciting experience awaits everybody! Does Irukandji sound familiar to you? Its only one of the most deadly things in the world; The Irukandji Jelly Fish! Coming soon in the new Jelly Fish Room! The excitement is building as the new owners take it to the next level in many aspects including unveiling this awesome new brand and conservation plan.

Be sure to check out the new website it is an awesome resource for children and adults alike with learning tools and fun packed in.

Get ready for adventure! The Friendly Sharks and Rays are waiting to meet you. Bring your swimmers, towel and don’t forget your camera/Gopro for those shark selfies.




FROM NEWCASTLE/SYDNEY: Travel to Nelson Bay on Nelson Bay Rd. Go straight through roundabout with turnoff to Lemon Tree Passage. Turn left at GO_KARTS sign and we are 1km up the road on the left.

From NELSON BAY: Travel approximately 10 minutes towards Newcastle. Go straight through roundabout with turn off to Taylors Beach. 3rd street on rt is Marsh Rd. Go approximately 1km and look for Blue Gates and Australian Shark and Ray Centre sign on left.


Hours: 9-5


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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Bobs Farm

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"Up close and personal"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 6 days ago

"We were invited to Irukandji Shark and Ray encounter by some friends who had done it a couple of times and recommended that we check it out. It was amazing! A super rad time was had by all. We got in..." more »

JGDynamo, Moncton, Canada

"Take the Plastic Challenge yourself!"

3/5 Average Reviewed 11 days ago

"This was our second visit in 2 years. On arrival this time we were told by the reception staff member(who may have been the manager because later he was releasing staff from their shift) that if we..." more »

Tom G, Coffs Harbour, Australia

"Fun couple of hours"

4/5 Very good Reviewed 1 month ago

"My husband and I spent about 2hours at the centre. It was quite an enjoyable and informative time. It is quite expensive, we had the entertainment voucher and it was $60 for two adults, so a family..." more »

dev45, Newcastle, Australia

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