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!


Marine Animal Guide

Be amazed and inspired by our fun and fact-packed animal guides on key Western Australian marine life.

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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.

Important information

Students are to wait at the base of the stairs on arrival while the designated teacher checks the group in at reception.

Weather conditions

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

Assemble area

Assemble students on grassed area or on the paved area at the base of the stairs – please do not ascend the stairs until greeted by our Ocean Guide, as this congests the small entry and exit area for other guests.

Excursion length

AQWA Excursions are 2.5 hours. We open at 10am and close at 5pm.

Getting here

Located at Hillarys Boat Harbour at the end of 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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Please download a copy of curriculum based activity sheets for students. See below for year-group specific activity packs.

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 free events or activities that may be happening during your scheduled visit.

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School holidays

AQWA does not accept school bookings during school holidays however Vacation Care Groups are welcome to book excursions.

Facilities & Accessibility

Students are welcome to use the grass area for lunches or morning tea. Please contact staff for more facility information.

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Where to eat

AQWA café can take lunch orders at a reduced online rate or areas are available for students to eat their lunch.

Gift shop

AQWA Gift Shop is located at the exit of the building and does stock children’s items.


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

Kindy to Year 3 Groups

From only $12.00

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Year 4 to Year 6 Groups

From only $12.00

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High School Groups

From only $12.00

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University/Tertiary Student Groups

From only $22.00

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School Shark Sleepovers

From only $125.00

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Student Snorkel Discovery (8+ years)

From only $45.00

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Student Try Diving (12+ years)

From only $55.00

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