March 10th 2020

Irukandji is now closed  from 11th  March, 2020.

As of early April, 2020, Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters will be operating out of it’s new location at 2 Jessie Road, Anna Bay. The current location at Bobs Farm will cease to operate from March 11th, 2020.


Irukandji’s new improvements will take place over a number of phases, Phase one to be finished very soon. Whilst expanding into this state of the art aquarium Irukandji will maintain its personal touch and conservation/educational experiences with improved facilities and space. In the first stage, opening in April 2020, you can expect some awesome new experiences, including:

Shallows Encounter

In this new experience, similar to our famous Shark Encounter, without the need to get changed. Wearing your own clothing and staying (mostly) dry, visitors wade in the sandy shallows of the new beach style lagoons, or sit on the rocks, feeding and petting the beautiful animals.
Swimwear and wetsuits are not required. We recommend wearing shorts or skirts for this activity so you can wander in and get your feet wet. Socks will be worn, you can borrow or buy some of our own Irukandji branded bamboo socks.
Suitable for all ages, and accessible to most abilities.
BYO Towel & under water cameras
*Allow 2 hours

Shark Encounter

This is the same Shark Encounter Irukandji is famous for. Get wet, get right in, feed and interact with them while your tour guide offers a wealth of information about marine life and ocean conservation.
Irukandji provides wetsuits and socks (to purchase or borrow).
This encounter includes the shallows and does not include swimming.
*Allow 2 hours

Tropical Snorkel

Snorkel with our BIGGEST SHARKS (and all the other animals).
Wearing our wetsuits, snorkel masks and socks, you will be entering the deeper water with an experienced guides, swimming all around with the amazing animals in a whole new underwater world (don’t forget the camera)
*A snorkelling ticket includes the Shark Encounter, allow at least 3 hours.

Suitable for ages 12 and over. (For now- there will be another snorkel introduced in Phase Two with participation permitted at 7 years)

Zebra Shark Feeding

Spend some time up close with our beautiful Zebra sharks! You will get to feed and pet these amazing, endangered animals. Booked times, tickets include the Shark Encounter.

Suitable for all ages, with an adult supervising children under 12.

Tawny Nurse Shark Feeding

NEW- the amazing opportunity to feed our 2.3m LARGEST SHARKS!
The Tawny Nurse Sharks, soon to be joined by White Tipped Reef Sharks in phase two, suck 6 litres of water in one second. Feel the force of the suction as the Sharks snatch the large piece of food from your stick.
Visitors now have the opportunity to participate in this exhilarating experience enjoyed immensely by our staff.
Booked times only, with minimal spots available, this ticket includes the Shark Encounter

Suitable for visitors aged 12 years and above


As you can imagine, the cost of building a brand new, state of the art facility is very high! However, we are doing our very best to keep our rates similar to the affordable prices we’ve had for many years. For now, our general admission fee will remain the same for adults, children and concession pass holders.
We’ll be offering family passes to families with more than 2 children, and there’ll be more options for activities to suit all ages. Detailed prices will be found on our website shortly.
For our updated terms and conditions please follow this link.


Our new site will be bigger than our current location initially & expand over the years to be once of the biggest Aquariums in Australia. There will be shady areas for outdoor picnics with tables and seating provided, as well as in indoor cafe in the future. Our new souvenir shop will be focused on low-waste, eco-friendly products with a local touch.

Find us at:

Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters
2 Jessie Road, Anna Bay

Cnr of Nelson Bay RD & Port Stephens Drive
(02) 49822476