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  • 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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Aquascene Tours

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.

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Darwin Afternoon Sightseeing Tour, Darwin, null

Darwin Afternoon Sightseeing Tour

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Discover Darwin on this 4-hour afternoon coach tour. Darwin is a unique city situated on the Arafura Sea, rich in past heritage of settlement. The ravages of ...  Read more

Location: Darwin, Australia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $74.77

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