Solitary Islands Aquarium

The Solitary Islands Aquarium lets you dive in and explore the unique marine environment of the Coffs Coast through its aquariums, guided tours and interactive displays. The aquarium will be limited to 50 visitors at a time and entry will require reserving your tickets prior to your visit.

Please select a date and time when you would like to visit and present your reservation confirmation and payment upon arrival. We are encouraging visitors to use cashless payment.

To visit the aquarium

  • Select a date and session time
  • Add your details
  • Present your reservation confirmation and complete payment upon arrival

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

Make a reservation

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

Make a reservation

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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Visit the Solitary Island Aquarium

Weekends • School Holidays • Group Bookings • Annual Passes

Education at the Aquarium

Offering 15 innovative field and laboratory-based activities for all school students

community lecture events at the Aquarium

Attend our community lectures and events