When to visit

AQWA is open daily from 10am-5pm.

Schools and families generally visit in the morning, making the afternoon the best time to come for a quieter, more relaxed experience.

AQWA is busiest in summer and during school holiday periods – so if you are a local consider visiting during our quieter months of February, May, September or November

Deals and Special Offers:

Bring your seniors card to receive our discounted concession rate and save $8 off full entry prices.

For further savings purchase an AQWA Ocean Pass – enabling you to save another $5 on your second and third visit and receive a fourth visit for free! This means you can visit with friends and treat the grandkids to a special day out.

Visiting with a group or want to try something different? AQWA offers special packages and activities at discounted rates exclusively for seniors:

  • Devonshire Tea: enjoy entry to AQWA, home baked scones with jam & cream, tea or coffee and a reserved area with linens in the Cafe when you book for 10 or more
  • Hot Lunch Special: enjoy entry to AQWA, delicious fish & chips, choice of tea, coffee or soft drink, option to add dessert for just $5 per person extra, and a reserved area with linens in the Cafe when you book for 10 or more
  • Lunch and Lecture: entry to AQWA, lunch (as per above) and a greeting by our friendly staff before being lead into our 1pm Theatrette Lecture
  • Themed Guided Tour: entry to AQWA and a social visit with AQWA’s Volunteers on their monthly educational tour, followed by afternoon tea
  • Knit and Natter: entry to AQWA, Devonshire Tea and reserved area for knitting or craft clubs
  • Battle Beneath the Sea: entry to AQWA, Devonshire Tea and reserved tables and chairs set up for games clubs
  • Creature Creations: entry to AQWA, lunch (as per above) and an art workshop (limited dates and places)

To book one of these packages, download the form:

Especially for you:


There is a lift for access to AQWA’s Shipwreck Coast exhibit (located down 3 flights of stairs) and bench seating provided at regular intervals throughout the complex.

Wheelchairs are available for your use and are provided free of charge to our visitors – just ask at Reception when you arrive.

Hints: Café servings are generous, expect great value for money and you may even consider sharing a seafood platter.


Make sure you speak with an AQWA Ocean Guide. They move move between our exhibit areas and are on hand to chat with visitors about our marine life and answer any questions you might have.

Leafy Seadragons – Their intricate leafy appearance will leave you spellbound and marveling at the wonders of nature.

AQWA’s coral reef exhibit – One of the largest living coral reef displays in the world! Walk down the ramp into the underwater viewing gallery and relax in the seating area as you peer through the floor to ceiling windows into the undersea world. Look out for the daily guided tours also!

AQWA’s Shipwreck Coast exhibit – Enjoy the unique experience of travelling underwater, on a moving walkway, while surrounded by sharks, stingrays, turtles and hundreds of stunning fish. Fun facts play through the speakers and microphone talks occur throughout the day.

Cafe Specials – AQWA’s Coral Cafe has great-value daily specials, from hot lunches to coffee & cake options, perfect for a mid-morning or afternoon boost during your visit.

After your visit

Recap your adventure by flipping through AQWA’s souvenir Guide Book. Available for purchase in the Gift Shop it includes images and information about the marine life seen during your visit, including species names, and additional information on the coastline of Western Australia.