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Encounter the iconic and incredible marine life of Western Australia as you explore over 12,000km of coastline!

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Check out our itinerary to make sure you get the most out of your visit!

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Plan your day

Visitor Information

Opening Hours

AQWA is open 9am-4pm Monday-Friday and 9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday. We're open every day of the year except Christmas Day.

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Getting Here

Located 30 minutes from Perth CBD at Hillarys Boat Harbour.

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FREE parking is available on-site.


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Facilities on-site include: unisex disabled toilets; baby change tables; defibrillator at AQWA Cafe; first-aid station at Reception; drinking water fountains; picnic and play area.


Wheelchairs: AQWA's entrance & exit has ramp access and our Shipwreck Coast aquarium (the underwater tunnel) can be accessed via lift. Wheelchairs can be hired at Reception. Prams/Strollers: We recommend using a baby carrier if able - this gives your little one the best view of all the action! We also have dedicated 'pram parking' near our Reception, for you to easily collect your pram when needed. Strollers can be hired at Reception.

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Talks & Interactions

AQWA Ocean Guides are on-site every day sharing their passion and knowledge! Drop by one of our guided talks, feeds or interactions, included free with entry.

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What's On

Keep an eye out for our free school holiday activities and bonus special events. From swimming mermaids and pirate ship adventures, to toddler play days and adults-only evenings!

What’s On

Booked Experiences

AQWA offers exciting additional experiences that are fully guided, like the Glass Bottom Boat, Behind The Scenes Pass or Swim with Sharks!

Book experiences


The AQWA Café is open daily and is a fully licensed venue. Dine inside or enjoy the ocean view from two outdoor dining areas.



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!

Ocean Playroom

Get creative with AQWA’s brand new interactive activities, from artwork projections to an interactive sandbox. Suited to children aged 2+ years

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