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Jump in without getting wet and learn more about science under the sea!

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Offering 12 innovative field and laboratory based activities for all school students

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Your window to the Solitary Islands, Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour

What our visitors say:

“Great aquarium”

The Solitary Islands Aquarium is only a small aquarium but it's very informative and the tanks are beautiful. Our four year old son had a great time searching for the creatures.

“Very interactive”

We spent about an hour and a half at the aquarium. Very interactive and the staff are incredibly informative. Highly recommend to break up a long trip.

“Perfect family activity”

This is a great activity for the holiday visit to Coffs. The kids get to see feelings and touch sea creatures. An informative movie is great to learn about the regions marine ecosystem.

“So beautiful”

It's amazing to see all the fish and sea creatures they were all so colour and it was a great day with the teens as well, so it was fun.

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Solitary Islands Aquarium

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No - it's not the Kraken - its the collector urchin (Tripneustes gratilla) using it's five teeth to feed. These teeth are self-sharpening and continuously replace material lost through abrasion. Not only do they use their teeth to eat algae but they will also use them to slowly grind into rock to create burrows. This creates a low-frequency noise which can be heard aross the reef. You can also clearly see the tube feet, which look like tentacles with tiny suction caps on the end used for movement.

Entry Ticket Pricing

Admission prices are:

$12 for adults

$8 for children

$10 for concession; and

$30 for a family of up to 4 people
(2 adults/2 children)

Children under 3 are free.

Annual Pass Program

School and tour group bookings are available during the week upon request. Call 02 6648 3918.

Opening Hours

Saturday: 10am-4pm

Sunday: 10am-4pm

Every day during NSW School Holidays


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