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.
We are located at Southern Cross University’s National Marine Science Centre, serving as an important community asset helping to bring an awareness and appreciation for our marine environment through education and science.
General Opening Hours
The aquarium is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
See holiday hours below
Entry Ticket Pricing
$15 for adults
$10 for children
$12 for concession
$45 for a family of up to 4 people (2 adults and 2 children)
Children under 3 are free
To visit the aquarium
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.
- Select a date and session time
- Add your details
- Present your reservation confirmation and complete payment upon arrival
- Please note you will not be admitted before your entry time
Outside of holiday periods
10am to 11:30am
11:30am to 1pm
1pm to 2:30pm
2:30 to 4pm
Come and visit
Open every Saturday and Sunday and every day during the NSW school holidays from 10am to 4pm, a visit to the Aquarium will be a memorable and enriching experience for all ages.
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.
All areas of the aquarium are fully wheelchair accessible.