Aquarium of Western Australia Tour:
The Aquarium of Western Australia or AWQA offers an experience unlike any other with its magnificent exhibits, underwater tunnels, touch screens and diversity of marine life. The marine life thrive here as they are not caged in small glass aquariums but rather in huge tanks in which their native coastal marine eco-system has been redeveloped in all its complexity – living coral reefs included!
Dedicated to the cause of introducing non-divers to the magnificently diverse native marine life along Australia’s Western Coastline, the AQWA offers aquatic adventures through as many as 40 exhibits that recreate the complex marine systems across the Western Australian coastline, from the icy waters of the southern oceans to the tropical reefs of the far north. In all, there are over 4000 fishes living in 4 million litres of waters at the AQWA in exhibits divided according to their coastal zone.
Major attractions include the AQWA Shipwreck Coast, which features the largest underwater tunnel or walk-through aquarium in Australia and houses sharks, turtles, huge stingrays and schools of colourful fishes. Walk past and beneath them unharmed, as they swim all around you and above. You can even see divers feeding them under the water. Interact with fishes at the Touch Pool and visit the stingrays at the Sting Ray Bay at the AQWA’s Marmion Marine Park, and come face-to-face with a range of deadly marine life that can paralyze or kill with just a sting, bite or bodily wrap at the AQWA’s DANGER zone.