School excursions at AQWA

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AQWA nurtures and educates students’ passion for the oceans and Western Australia’s spectacular marine life! 

Your students will enjoy a range of educational and engaging experiences, from daily guided talks, to educational feedings and even splashing IN to one of our aquariums with our unique Adventure programs.

You could even book a shark sleepover and spend the night beneath the sea! An amazing underwater world awaits for your students to discover. Go on, take the plunge and SEA for yourself with an AQWA excursion!

Don’t forget to check our Specials below, featuring curriculum tailored programs and themed events.

Science Week at AQWA - Special Event

In this special all-inclusive package, students embark on a quest to learn from the creatures of the “deep blue” as they consider the 2020 Science Week theme: innovations for the future of our oceans!

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Overnight Observer - Special Event

Overnight Observer is a series of sleepovers just for Year 3! Students will observe sunset, sunrise and everything that happens in between, while exploring marine diversity, classification and more!

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We make it easy for teachers! Book your entire excursion online now - you can find all of our options and available dates right here and will receive instant email confirmation when you complete your booking.

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Plan your day

For more information please get in contact with one of our friendly staff.

Arriving at AQWA

Assemble students on grassed or paved area at the base of AQWA stairs – please don't ascend the stairs, as this congests the entry and exit platform which is a safety hazard. Schools will generally gain special entry through our Group Access Gate at the AQWA Marina (weather allowing). This area has a shaded amphitheatre and picnic area, enabling you to recess and organise groups before exploring our outdoor exhibits first. On arrival please keep your group together, while the designated teacher checks in at reception. An Ocean Guide will then direct your group.

Inclement weather

In the case of rain or extreme sun, please keep your students on the bus (our Ocean Guide will greet your group onboard)

Excursion length

AQWA Excursions are 2.5 hours. We open at 10am and close at 5pm. If you book lunch or additional programs this time is extended.

Getting here

Located at Hillarys Boat Harbour, 91 Southside Drive.

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Bus parking

Bus parking is available directly in front of AQWA’s entrance. Free 4-hour car parking is also available.


School excursions can be booked online and our staff will be in contact to confirm.

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Aqwa map and talks schedule

Please download our map and scheduled talks to assist in planning your day. Note: scheduled talks are subject to change without notice.

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What’s on

Check out any special events that may be happening for schools above. You can also check our free activities that may be happening during your scheduled visit.

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School holidays

AQWA does not accept school excursion bookings during school holidays. However Vacation Care Groups are welcome to book excursions at this time.

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Students are welcome to use the shaded Marina picnic area and amphitheatre for lunches or morning tea. The front grassed area is also available. Please contact staff with any facility questions.

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Pre-order lunches

AQWA Café can take lunch orders at a reduced cost when you pre-book online. Select your students' and staff meals during the booking process.

Exiting AQWA

The main exit is through the AQWA Gift Shop. Students are welcome to make purchases but must be accompanied by teachers at all times. Exit through the Group Access Gate at the AQWA Marina can be arranged, but please request assistance at reception.


Please download our activity sheets.

Excursion activity pack - Kindy to Pre-Primary

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Excursion activity pack - Years 1-2

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Excursion activity pack - Years 3-4

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Excursion activity pack - Years 5-6

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Excursion activity pack - Years 7-9

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Excursion activity pack - Years 10-12

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Excursion follow up activities for all years (includes answers)

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An awesome underwater adventure awaits you at AQWA

Primary School: K-6

From only $12.00

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High School: 7-12

From only $12.00

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University/Tertiary Student Groups

From only $22.00

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Special Event - Science Week at AQWA

From only $22.00

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Special Event - Overnight Observer (Year 3)

From only $115.00

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School Shark Sleepovers (All Years)

From only $115.00

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Student Try Diving (12+ years)

From only $55.00

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Free Incursion - Marvel Moments

From only $0.00

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