Port Stephens' Highest Rated Attraction.
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FAQs

Entry

$35 for adults, $27 Concession, $25 children 3 – 13 years. Children under 3 free.

We are open everyday from 9am – 4pm (except Christmas Day). Rain, hail or shine.

Stay as long as you like in the rescue centre.

Everyone who pays to undertake shark and ray training will get some food to feed the animals.

We are totally enclosed, making the centre a perfect place to go when it is raining.

In-water Experience

If you plan to go in the water you should bring your swimmers, a shirt or rashy if you want and something for your feet if you prefer. Don’t forget a towel!

We do not provide wetsuits or waders as part of our COVID-19 safety plan.

We have shallow areas which means you can just get your feet wet rather than get changed into swimmers and get completely wet.

Absolutely not. These are gentle and friendly animals.

Usually as long as you want except for peak periods where we may have to introduce a time limit.

We have large toilets where you can get changed but we ask people to come dressed to go.

Yes, we have $2 coin operated hot showers

Our Sharks and Rays

Our goal is to treat as many injured sharks and rays as possible and get them rehoused. We also save a range of fish that would have been sold as food. So we look to have as many as 100 and hopefully never less than 50 depending on the demand.

  • Blue Spotted Eagle Rays
  • Smooth Rays
  • Gummy Sharks
  • Australian Stingaree
  • Blue spotted Maskray
  • Eastern Fiddler Rays
  • Port Jackson Sharks
  • Shovelnose Ray

We are not just interested in saving sharks and rays. We also rescue:

  • Long finned eels (they are cooler than they sound)
  • Octopus
  • Other by-catch
  • Snakes
  • Lizards 
  • Birds

General Information

All up we have over 1300m2 of area. And we have seating for around 70 people in normal times.