Due to the large tidal movements of Darwin’s harbour, which can be up to eight metres, the fish can only visit Aquascene for a few hours each day before returning back out to sea with the receding tide.
How many fish you see is determined daily by tide size, wind and water clarity, breeding cycles and general seasonal weather conditions, but you will always see fish! Feeding sessions on deeper tides are usually best, with fish numbers at their highest between December and August.
Regular daily fish visitors include an array of friendly and inquisitive milkfish, mullet, catfish, bream, batfish and barramundi. If you look carefully in the shallows a number of our other ‘shyer’ friends can also be seen outside of the ‘main mob’ who flock in closer to the feeding action. These can include rays, cod, mangrove jack, parrot and diamond fish. Click here to see some of our fish.