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welcome to aquascene

Since the early 1950s a unique and natural phenomena occurs on the high tide amongst the tranquil tropical waters of Darwin’s Doctors Gully.

Aquascene was established in 1981 and has become a magical attraction that all the family can enjoy – it attracts upwards of 70,000 visitors every year and has enjoyed widespread media coverage nationally and internationally.

Kids feeding the fish by hand



This wonderful sanctuary provides a safe and enjoyable environment for families and people of all ages to join in the fun and it’s a great experience for fish lovers! The kids will absolutley love it! You can choose to feed the fish from the comfort of the concrete stairs of the viewing platform or wade into the water and have them tickle your feet as they jostle over each other to take the bread from you!

It is safe to wade in the waters amongst the busy feeding fish – they have no teeth or dangerous barbs – however, and as a precaution we advise no further than knee deep during the box jelly fish months of October–May. No one has been stung at Aquascene, the fish seem to build a natural barrier, as there’s so many of them, but we ask that you keep to the visible shallow waters.

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