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Aquascene Tours

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Aquascene

It's amazing what a few scraps of bread flung to a mullet can start. That's what a resident of Doctors Gully did in the 1950s, and it didn't take long for the local fish to realize they were onto a good thing. The number of fish turning up for a free meal grew and grew, the word got around, and these days it's turned into Aquascene, a healthy tourist attraction.

Every day at high tide (the tides vary, naturally, so you'll have to check the local paper or contact Aquascene for exact feeding times) a deluge of fish flood into the shallow bay, napkins on, as it were. The original mullet population have been joined by a host of other species including catfish, milkfish and bream.

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The fish are now so tame you can feed them by hand and get a good close-up look at the local marine varieties. If you're squeamish about fishy lips or don't feel like getting in the water, there's seating from which you can watch the feeding frenzy.

Address: 28 Doctors Gully Road, Darwin 0800, Australia
Hours: Feeding time at high tide, usually in the morning or afternoon. Closed Dec 25 and during low tides
Admission: Adults: AU$11, Children AU$7
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See the highlights of Darwin on an afternoon coach tour with informative commentary. Your tour takes in Stokes Hill and Fort Hill Wharf, St. Mary's Cathedral, Government House and Parliament House, Mindil Beach and includes visits to Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Darwin Botanical Gardens. This cosmopolitan and multicultural city is known for its markets and festivals, along with a relaxed pace. Hear about the effects of the devastating 1974 Cyclone Tracy and more during this comprehensive introduction to Darwin.
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Aquascene hours of operation: Feeding time at high tide, usually in the morning or afternoon. Closed Dec 25 and during low tides. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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