Solitary Islands Aquarium

Aquarium is currently closed

Due to raising concerns for the welfare of our staff, students and visitors, the University has made the unfortunate but necessary decision to close the Solitary Islands Aquarium until further notice (at least until the end of February).  We apologise for the inconvenience and look forward to inviting you back at a later date.

To visit the aquarium (when we re-open)

  • Select a date and session time
  • Add your details (include all members of your party including children under 3) *
  • Present your reservation confirmation and complete payment upon arrival
  • * This is a government requirement

Our session times run for 1.5 hours;

Outside of holiday periods
  • 10am to 11:30am
  • 11:30am to 1pm
  • 1pm to 2:30pm
  • 2:30 to 4pm

The Aquarium is currently closed.

School holidays
  • 10am to 11:30am
  • 11:30am to 1pm
  • 1pm to 2:30pm
  • 2:30 to 4pm

The Aquarium is currently closed.

Please note you will not be admitted before your entry time.

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The Solitary Islands Aquarium is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday as well as every day during the NSW School Holidays.

The Aquarium is located at the National Marine Science Centre (NMSC), 2 Bay Drive, next to the Pacific Bay Resort complex just north of the Big Banana. Turn onto Bay Drive off the Pacific Highway and the Aquarium is located 200m on the right.

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