An underwater celebration for AQWA’s 30th birthday

The Aquarium of Western Australia celebrates 30 years this April as one of Perth’s most iconic tourist destinations and home to hundreds of species of marine life from the coastline of Western Australia. With more than 7,080,093 people surging through AQWA’s gates over the 30 years, Perth’s leading tourist attraction continuously amazes visitors with an incredible underwater journey through the icy waters of coral reefs and colourful marine creatures.

To celebrate the big birthday AQWA will be hosting a week of programs and events during the school holidays from the 13th of April to the 20th of April. Every day from 11.30am – 2.30pm there will be FREE face painting, kid’s activities, roving performers and heaps more. Plus, all kids get a FREE slushy!

On April 19, 2018 kids will also have the opportunity to sleep under the sea with the return of the aquariums unique and playful – AQWA’s Shark Sleepover Event – where the kids can dine and sleep in the heart of AQWA (of course under adult supervision) for a night of incredible fun.

And for the adults? They are invited to a series of AQWA by Nights – Adults Only event s such as an intimate Dine Beneath the Sea (fine dining in the Underwater Tunnel), Matso’s Progressive Beer Tasting through the Aquarium and more!
AQWA by Night – Adults Only events include:
Under the Sea – Progressive Beer Tasting, April 18, 2018 and Dine Beneath the Sea – April 20, 2018 *Bookings required

More than just an aquarium, AQWA also offers a series of unique adventures including two SCUBA programs and three snorkelling experiences and its hosts several events throughout the year suiting people from all ages.

Dedicated to inspiring wonder and respect for marine environments through education, AQWA has become leaders in their field undergoing a number of research and rehabilitation programs with the aim of preserving and protecting WA’s pristine coastline and growing coral within the aquarium.

You will go on an underwater journey to discover the one of the world’s largest living coral reef exhibits and incredible marine life of WA. From icy waters to tropical wonderlands, you’ll explore five discovery zones including the great southern coast, Shipwreck coast, Perth coast, Far North coast and Marmion Marine Park.

From sharks, to stingrays to giant sea turtles the whole family will be enthralled as they come face-to-fin with all manner of majestic sea creatures. To make the journey even more exciting they can jump on a 98 metre long moving walkway (the largest in Australia) that transports them through the underwater tunnel showcasing the vibrant life of a coral reef, bursting with colourful native creatures and intriguing coral formations.

Celebrate AQWA’s milestone birthday and embark on a journey from the icy waters of the Southern Ocean to the tropical wonderland of coral reefs in the Far North!

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