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Tickets to Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters with Zebra Shark Feeding Experience

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Interact with different species of sharks and rays by feeding and petting them at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters.


  • Paddle in the shallow end and enjoy a private encounter with Irukandji's beautiful Zebra Sharks for 20 minutes.

  • Marvel at the local wildlife and sea animals, and learn about how to contribute to conservation efforts.

  • Tour the tropical aquarium, and see a diverse variety of saltwater species.

  • You can spend time with these adorable creatures as they flap around your feet or swim into your lap so you can pe them.


  • Entry to Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters

  • Food for the sharks and rays

  • A 20-minute private encounter with the zebra sharks

  • Shallows encounter with wetsuit and sock hire

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Conservation is at the heart of Irukandiji's Shark & Ray Encounters. They also have a not-for-profit organization called Sea Shelter. Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters is home to Sea Shelter’s rescued animals while they are nursed back to health, and until they’re ready to be released back into their home. Your ticket here gives you the chance to get close to sharks and rays in the deep waters of the natural-style tropical lagoon.

Once you arrive at Irukandji, you will be greeted by the friendly staff, who will guide you through the whole process - from learning how to interact safely with the animals to giving you all the equipment you need to enter the water and meet the animals. Inside the shallows of the lagoon, you will be surrounded by sharks and rays of different sizes and species. It is a fascinating sight as your guide hands out food for the animals and tells you about each animal's unique personalities, habits, and quirks. Discover the affectionate natures of these animals and watch them adorably flap around your feet or swim into your lap so you can pet them!

Outside of the water, stroll past the different pools and spot the diverse variety of fish and the specific food and information provided at each pool. You can reach in and interact with the animals as they swim around in their homes. Every hour a guide will conduct an educational talk on sharks, rays, and marine conservation. These will help you uncover some myths about these amazing creatures and offer you practical ways to help protect the oceans and their inhabitants.

Later, you can rinse off under a warm shower and towel down before enjoying a cruise around the tropical aquarium. See the clownfish flounce rapidly around the anenome and the lionfish sail around their home. Don't forget to shop for some sustainable gifts and souvenirs from the store, including cute fluffy toys and snacks.

Important Information

  • Good to carry: swimwear (also available on sale if need be), biodegradable sunscreen, a camera.

  • What not to bring: wetsuits, creams, lotions, repellants, or snorkels.

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the water. The adult must purchase a ticket for the encounter as well.


  • Daily: 9am to 5pm. Please arrive by 3:30pm to make the last tour.

  • Irukandji is open 364 days a year, closed only on Christmas day.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID at the ticket redemption point.

  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your experience to avoid any delays.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Redeem your ticket at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters.

  • Address: 2 Jessie Rd, Anna Bay NSW 2316, Australia.

Get Directions to the Ticket Redemption Point

Getting There

  • Port Stephens is approximately a 2.5 hr drive North of Sydney on the M1 Motorway.

When leaving from Newcastle

  • Follow the signs towards Nelson Bay. At Salt Ash, you will precede through 2 Roundabouts. About 10 minutes later you will come up to a third roundabout. Turn right at the roundabout from Nelson Bay road onto Jessie road and you will head straight into the new Irukandji.

When leaving from Nelson Bay

  • Follow Nelson Bay Rd for about 10 minutes. You will pass through the roundabout that turns off towards Anna Bay to your left. Not long after this, you will come upon another roundabout. Turn left at this roundabout onto Jessie Road and right into Irukandji.
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