Shark gliding above the viewing tunnel as patrons look on, Aquarium of Western Australia (AQWA)

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Aquarium of Western Australia


Dividing WA's vast coastline into five distinct zones (Far North, Coral Coast, Shipwreck Coast, Perth and Great Southern), AQWA features a 98m underwater tunnel showcasing stingrays, turtles, fish and sharks. (The daring can snorkel or dive with the sharks with the aquarium's in-house divemaster.) By public transport, take the Joondalup train to Warwick Station and then transfer to bus 423. By car, take the Mitchell Fwy north and exit at Hepburn Ave.

Diving and snorkelling with the sharks costs $195. Behind-the-scenes tours (per person $80) run at 9.45am Friday to Sunday. Bookings are essential.

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