Visiting AQWA

A must for all age groups – from kiddies through to grandparents – a visit to AQWA takes you on an underwater journey to discover the iconic and incredible marine life of WA.

Situated at Hillary’s Boat Harbour, AQWA boasts one of the world’s largest living coral reef exhibits, where visitors will be amazed by the vibrant life of a coral reef, bursting with colourful creatures and intriguing coral formations.

AQWA is home to sharks, stingrays and giant sea turtles so the whole family will be enthralled as they come face-to-fin with all manner of majestic sea creatures. To make the journey even more exciting they can jump on a 98 metre long moving walkway (the largest in Australia) that transports them through the underwater tunnel.

Talks and interactions

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Plan your day

Some information to help your visit run smoothly.

Opening hours

AQWA is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm.

Getting here

Located 30 minutes from Perth CBD at the Hillarys Boat Harbour.

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Ample FREE parking is available on-site.


General admission tickets can be purchased online, over the phone or upon arrival.

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AQWA map

This FREE map will assist in navigating around the exhibits and is received upon arrival.

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What's on

This FREE Scheduled Talks and Feeds handout highlights the time and location of each activity and is received upon arrival.

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School holidays

FREE school holiday activities and events. From Mermaids to Super Heroes, each school holidays offer something different and exciting for families and children of all ages.

Facilities & accessibility

Wheelchair access is available at the main entrance of the building and two internal lifts. Facilities include toilets, children’s playground and outdoor areas to take in the stunning views.

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Where to eat

The AQWA Café is open from 10 am - 4 pm and is a fully licensed venue. Dine inside or enjoy the ocean view from two outdoor dining areas.

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Gift shop

Visit the AQWA Shop and choose from a range of interactive kid’s toys, plushies, books and homewares. From mermaid tails to turtle backpacks and souvenirs, there is a gift for everyone!

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An awesome underwater adventure awaits you at the Aquarium of Western Australia!

General admission

From only $18.00

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