One of the truly great animal experiences. The opportunity to enter the water and be surrounded by hundreds of sharks and rays. An awesome spectacle whilst you feed an amazing array of sharks and stingrays in complete safety. Children of all ages absolutely love it, and adults become children with the gentle creatures. Be amazed as you walk either completely DRY in waterproof pants, or in a warm wetsuit and meet our friendly fish family who even give cuddles!
An essential and exciting experience awaits everybody! Children of any age (0-100yrs old) can join in and feed, pat and play with some of the most miss-understood awesome creatures in the world.
This experience is aimed to be very educational, please visit the Learn section of our website for in depth information about your informative included tour. Even download lesson plans, colouring sheets or teacher resources. We have pre planned guided tours to suit any age group, these tours can also be tailored to a learning outcome of your choice, they sky is the limit.
Sharks and rays evoke fear about monsters of the deep, yet the reality is that they are gentle, warm creatures with awesome personalities. Through this unique experience a new appreciation of these amazing animals and there ocean home is developed.
Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters was formerly The Australian Shark and Ray Centre, Port Stephens. The New owners Ryan and Lia have huge plans to turn the Attraction into a sustainable/education/ research/ conservation hub as well as maintaining the amazing hands on experience previously offered. Thank you so much for your interest, we hope to see you soon.