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Aquascene
Aquascene

Aquascene

During the 1950s, a resident of Doctors Gully began tossing breadcrumbs into the water at high tide, and fish started turning up for the free meal. Today hundreds of fish, including mullet, batfish, catfish, and milkfish, come near to shore for the daily feeding frenzy that disrupts the typically tranquil waters of the Gully.

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28 Doctors Gully Road, Darwin, 0800

The basics

Some 70,000 visitors come to participate in Aquascene each year. The spectacle has become so popular that it’s now a ticketed attraction where visitors can hand-feed the fish for a closer look, or sit back and watch the feeding frenzy from outside the “splash zone.”

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Things to know before you go

*Aquascene is a popular attraction for families traveling with kids. *Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to the feeding. *Aquascene is wheelchair-accessible. *Visitors will find public restrooms onsite.

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How to get there

Aquascene is located along Doctors Gully in the heart of Darwin, within walking distance of many points of interest. Parking is available onsite, and the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus stops just outside the visitors' center.

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When to get there

Fish are only able to visit Aquascene for a few hours each day during high tide. The biggest numbers arrive during the highest tides, typically in the mornings between December and August. Feeding times are listed on the Aquascene website.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Aquascene?
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What else should I know about attractions in Darwin?
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