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Caring for Sharks and Rays in Port Stephens

Caring for sharks and rays in Port Stephens is a labour of love! These photos show just how special the bond between fish keepers and our animals are. The animals rely on them for feeding, care and conditioning. And the keepers have a deep connection the animals they care for, they understand their unique [...]

By |2021-10-13T14:33:10+11:00October 5th, 2021|Shark and Sea Turtle Spottings|Comments Off on Caring for Sharks and Rays in Port Stephens

Tawny Nurse Shark Feeding in Port Stephens

Have you ever seen a huge tawny nurse shark feeding? They are different to many other sharks as have a special mechanism for feeding which allows them to be successful predators without having to expend too much energy. This means they can spend much of their time sleeping at the bottom of the ocean. [...]

By |2021-09-23T11:21:29+10:00September 23rd, 2021|Shark and Sea Turtle Spottings|Comments Off on Tawny Nurse Shark Feeding in Port Stephens

Endangered Zebra Sharks in Port Stephens

ZEBRA SHARKS PORT STEPHENS You can see these endangered zebra sharks at Port Stephens when you visit Irukandji! Although we have 14 different species of shark, ray and stingray, all incredibly unique from each other, zebra sharks seem to be a favourite amongst staff and visitors.  
Zebra sharks (Stegostoma tigrinum) are commonly known [...]

By |2021-09-10T10:44:14+10:00September 10th, 2021|Shark and Sea Turtle Spottings|Comments Off on Endangered Zebra Sharks in Port Stephens

Local’s Month Update

LOCALS MONTH AT IRUKANDJI EXTENDED! For 7 years, August has been Locals Month at Irukandji. Sadly, we had only a short time of Locals Month before COVID sent the Hunter/Newcastle into lockdown. SOOOOO... we have a special for you: BUY NOW 1/2 price- and VISIT LATER in 2021. Since moving to the [...]

By |2021-09-10T10:35:49+10:00September 10th, 2021|Irukandji, Latest News, New Aquarium|Comments Off on Local’s Month Update

Sea Turtle Rescuing in Port Stephens

Did you know Sea Shelter is the home for Sea Turtle rescuing in Port Stephens? Have a look at some of the turtles that have been rescued from the wild by Sea Shelter volunteers. Here at Irukandji volunteers dedicate their time to caring for the many turtles that are rescued from Port Stephens beaches [...]

By |2021-08-20T15:51:04+10:00August 20th, 2021|Shark and Sea Turtle Spottings|Comments Off on Sea Turtle Rescuing in Port Stephens

Spotting Sharks in Port Stephens

Spotting sharks in Port Stephens is easy when there are so many to find at Irukandji. There are 5 different species to be found here and each one is unique and beautiful! The 5 species are: tawny nurse sharks zebra sharks brown banded bamboo sharks epaulette sharks Port Jackson sharks Many of the species [...]

By |2021-08-16T15:55:54+10:00August 16th, 2021|Shark and Sea Turtle Spottings|Comments Off on Spotting Sharks in Port Stephens

Locals Check out these Sharks in Port Stephens

Locals have the best chance to see sharks in Port Stephens during the month of August when it's half price! This year things are changing and the discount is being extended! Lucky locals can buy tickets to Irukandji for 50% off the usual price and use them anytime before the end of 2021. The [...]

By |2021-08-16T15:59:48+10:00August 16th, 2021|Shark and Sea Turtle Spottings|Comments Off on Locals Check out these Sharks in Port Stephens

August 2021

LOCALS MONTH, NAIDOC WEEK & PHASE TWO IS COMING!!!!! We hope you have all been happy and well since our last newsletter. It has been a busy few months for Irukandji and we can't believe the year has flown by and it's August already! The last few months have seen lots of school groups [...]

By |2021-08-12T16:33:46+10:00August 1st, 2021|Irukandji, Latest News, New Aquarium|Comments Off on August 2021