Solitary Islands Aquarium

Due to the latest health directives the Solitary Islands Aquarium will be closed until further notice

The health and safety of our staff and visitors is our utmost priority and over the next few weeks we will be putting in place new procedures to ensure the aquarium is a safe place to work and visit.

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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.

NSW School Holidays 2021

  • 19 December 2020 to 26 January 2021
  • 2 to 18 April 2021
  • 26 June to 11 July 2021
  • 18 September to 3 October 2021
  • 18 December 2021 to 27 January 2022 (Closed December 25, December 26, January 1) 

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.

View NMSC location map.

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