Interact with sharks and rays

Tickets and Session Times

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Open daily from 9 am to 5pm every day of the year except for Christmas day. Please arrive by 3.30pm to catch the last tour, suited to ALL ages from 0-100. View the individual extras below for daily times.

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Entry Pass

Adult (17+)

Child (3-16)

Concession*

Infant (0-2)

$31.50

$19.50

$27.00

FREE

Includes interaction from edges of pools, petting and feeding with free animal food.

Plus the always available experienced staff to assist.

family pass for shark feeding

Family Entry Pass

Family Pass 1

Family Pass 2

Family Pass 3

$97.00

$116.00

$120.00

Pass 1: 2 adults 2 children
Pass 2: 2 adults 3 children
Pass 3: 4 adults

Includes interaction from edges of pools, petting , free animals food & knowledgable staff

Annual Pass at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters

Annual Pass Including Extras

Adult

Child

Family*

$105.00

$81.00

$360.00

Family* 2 adults 2 children

This exceptional pass includes the Shallows Encounter in Wetsuits, Socks and animals food every return visit for free. Pays for itself in only two visits.

feed sharks and rays

Shallows Encounter in Socks

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. Minimum dress requirements  are shorts and t-shirts or rashies (no swimmers). Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult for this experience.

$15.00

Extra experience, Entry Pass required.
Socks provided.

Session times: All day, every day. Arrive before 3.30pm for the full experience.

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Shallows Encounter in Wetsuit

This is the same “Shark Encounter” from the old location Irukandji is famous for. Get wet, get right in, able to sit down with the animals plus feed and interact with them while your tour guide offers a wealth of information about marine life and ocean conservation. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult for this experience.

$21.00

Extra experience, Entry Pass required.
Wetsuits & socks provided.

Session times: All day, every day. Arrive before 3.30pm for the full experience

Tropical Snorkel + Shallows

Age 12+ Participate in the Shallows Encounter, then at the scheduled Snorkel time float out over the 3m deep water & snorkel with the animals. Assistance from the experienced guide, swimming all around with the amazing animals in a whole new underwater world (don’t forget the camera)

$60.00
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Extra experience, Entry Pass required. Age 12+ Includes The Shallows Encounter- Wetsuits, footwear, snorkel & mask provided.

Session times: 9.20 & 2.20pm

feed zebra sharks

Zebra Shark Feeding + Shallows

Limited spots- Private tour. Spend some time up close with our beautiful Zebra sharks! You will get to feed and pet these amazing, endangered animals. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

$40.00

Extra experience, Entry Pass required.
Booked times only.
Wetsuits & socks provided.

Session times: 12pm and 3pm

feed tawny nurse sharks

Tawny Nurse Shark Feeding + Shallows

Limited spots- Private Tour. Age 12+ Feel the force of the suction as our largest sharks snatch the large piece of food from your stick.

$75.00
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Extra experience, Entry Pass required. Age 12+

Booked times only. Minimal spots available.
Wetsuits & socks provided.

Session Time: 4.30pm

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purchase a gift card

Choose from the following gift card options:

-Entry Pass (Extras are not available at this stage for gift cards)

-Annual Pass

-$50 voucher

-Irukandji Gold Pass for an extraordinary gift (12+)

This gift will be one of a kind and remembered for years to come!

educational aquarium experience

Book a Combo Package and Save!

Combine your visit to Irukandji with another exciting Port Stephens attraction and save! Choose from other exciting activities such as sand boarding and 4-Wheel-Driving on the famous dunes of Stockton Beach, or enjoy a dolphin or whale watch cruises in beautiful Nelson Bay.

SAVE UP TO 10% OFF BOTH ACTIVITIES

Follow the link above for information on attractions and links to ticket purchases.

Irukandji Gold pass

THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE: Irukandji Gold Pass!

This all inclusive pass for ages 12+ Includes the Entry Pass, The Shallows Encounter in Wetsuit & Socks, the Zebra Shark Feeding, the Tawny Nurse Shark Feeding and the Tropical Snorkel! This offer is discounted.

Special booking times and conditions apply. THIS EXPERIENCE REQUIRES EXTRA TIME

Children (>12 years) $175.00

Adults $190

mini marine biologist

Mini Marine Biologist 7-11

This completely guided all day parent free program is perfect for children who are itching to get behind the scenes and learn how to look after our amazing marine animals. Extra life Guard accompanies in lagoons as participants are under 12

$120.00

Includes Shallows Encounter in Wetsuit.
Wetsuit, socks & catering provided.

snorkel with sharks

Mini Marine Biologist 12-15

This fully guided all day program offers exclusive behind the scenes access that enables teens to face their fears and gain knowledge about the ocean and its inhabitants.

$160.00

Includes Shallows Encounter in Wetsuit & the Tropical Snorkel.
Wetsuit, Socks, snorkelling equipment & full catering provided.

Aquarium entry including feeding animals

party/group discounts

Throw your next birthday party, work function or simply save money by booking a large family in advance at Irukandji.

Discounted group rates apply to a minimum of 13 paying guests. Pre-booking is required at least seven days in advance.

Click Here to See Our Group Rates

event registration

Alongside Sea Shelter, Irukandji runs events throughout the year.

Previous events have included the annual trivia night, turtle rescue training, beach & dive cleanups!

Click here to see what’s on and book your spot!

schools/preschools & vacation care

Discounted group rates apply to a minimum of 10 paying guests.

Pre-booking is required at least 7 days in advance.

Please contact us on
Phone: 02 4982 2476 or
info@sharkencounters.com.au

Inbound Tour Group Shallows Encounter in Socks

Tour Groups / Inbound

We have a great customised inbound tour packages & net rates.

Please contact us directly for all the updated rates & inclusions available

Please contact us on
Phone: 02 4982 2476 or
info@sharkencounters.com.au

Extra Information:

*Please note for the Shallows Encounters: Any children under 12 will need at least one accompanying paying adult or guardian in the water aged 16 or over. That adult may be in socks or a wetsuit regardless which the child is wearing

* A concession pass is for students, seniors and pensioners. Appropriate ID may be asked for upon entry, such as a pensioner card. A student is anyone over 16 years and older with a valid student card from any Australian education institution. Students must show their current student ID.

* Massive savings by purchasing an annual pass. All annual passes include Shallows Encounters in Wetsuit every visit. Visit the Annual pass page for more information.