Solitary Islands Aquarium

  Great news, we are open!

The Solitary Islands Aquarium reopened on 27 June, following the easing of restrictions by the NSW Government for Zoos and Aquariums.

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.

The changes include pre-booked sessions to manage visitor numbers, social distancing, increased cleaning measures and changes to some of the experiences. While our fish will love to see you, some of our high touch experiences such as children's play activities will be temporarily unavailable.

We look forward to seeing you back at the aquarium very soon and thank you for your ongoing support.

Making a reservation

To limit the number of people in the aquarium, all guests, including annual pass holders, will need to reserve tickets on our website for a specific date and time before entering. 

To visit the aquarium

Make a reservation

  • 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

Our session times run for 1.5 hours;

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

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

* This is a government requirement

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The Solitary Islands Aquarium, located at Southern Cross University’s National Marine Science Centre, serves as an important community asset helping to bring an awareness and appreciation for our marine environment through education and science.

Our facility is focused on regional species, resource management and conservation.

The aquarium provides an intimate experience for guests to learn about and to interact with the marine life of the Coffs Coast.