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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 2016!

Such a unique experience where even small children can experience the marine world like never before; Sting Ray selfies, 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.


August is locals month! Half price for Port Stephens Locals when you pay at the door with valid photo ID.




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 #7 of 56 things to do in Port Stephens

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"Great morning!"

4/5 Very good Reviewed 6 days ago

"We turned up not knowing what to expect and were happily surprised. We spent 2hrs there interacting with the Sharks and rays. We all, including our 5yo, loved it. We went into the pools, and think it..." more »

fhorzi, Bendigo, Australia

"Awesome and unique experience "

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 10 days ago

"My son and I visited Irukandji Shark and Ray Centre almost by accident, but it turned out to be one of the highlights of our short stay in Port Stephens. We opted for the full experience hoping..." more »

Tim G, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

"Family fun for everyone, must do in Port Stephens"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 10 days ago

"Staff were very friendly, from the counter to the safety talk to the in pool informative talk. We traveled with a group of 17 and it was a breeze getting everyone in the water. Highly recommend if..." more »

Sean A,

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