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Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters

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by Girlie Diaz (subscribe)
Part-time writer, full-time mum.
Published April 28th 2016
(Australian Shark and Ray Centre Port Stephens)
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Children get to touch sharks and rays at Irukandji


The Australian Shark and Ray Centre Port Stephens in 686 Marsh Road, Bobs Farm NSW 2316 has rebranded itself as the Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters. It is still the place to go where you can get up close and swim with sharks and rays, feed and touch them even, but under the management of Mr. Ryan Pereira, the very important conservation and sustainability aspect is added to the experience.

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Learn how to feed the gigantic rays and experience how friendly they can be


Every visitor to Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters receives a guided journey through the attraction, where fun interaction with various species can reveal the true character of some of the worlds most beautiful, intelligent and elusive creatures. An added bonus is the education aspect on the Australia's delicate ocean ecosystems.

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Watch these lovely creatures swim about and learn about their roles in the ocean ecosystem


Tickets for children aged 4-16 cost $19.50, $29.50 for adults, and $24.00 for pensioners. Ticket for a family of 4 (2 adults 2 children) is $95.00. Add $15 for in-water shark encounter.

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Get up close with these dreaded creatures of the ocean at Irukandji
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Why? Swim with rays and sharks
When: Daily except Christmas Day, 9am to 5pm
Phone: 02 4982 2476
Where: 686 Marsh Road, Bobs Farm NSW 2316
Cost: See http://www.sharkencounters.com.au/buy-tickets.html
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