Open 7 Days 9am - 5pm
Ocean Park Aquarium, located in Shark Bay, Western Australia, is an exciting ecotourism venture that gives visitors the opportunity to see and learn about the wonders of the marine environment.
The Park is a popular tourism attraction as well as a recognised conservation and marine research facility. We welcome approximately 48,000 visitors each year to an aquarium experience like no other!
Customers explore the wonders of the Shark Bay Marine Park with a marine scientist by their side, discovering endangered sea turtles, highly venomous sea snakes, stonefish and more! We show visitors the secret lives of clownfish, stingrays and experience the raw fury of shark feeding up close and personal, all within a one hour tour.
Our tourism facility is accredited through the Quality Tourism Framework recognised throughout Australia. We are proud to be a Quality Tourism Accredited Business and have also met the standard to be a Sustainable Tourism Accredited Business. In 2014 we achieved gold in the Western Australian Tourism Awards – Tourist Attractions category – and were a finalist in the 2014 Australian Tourism Awards – Tourist Attractions category. In 2015 we also became the first and only PADI Dive Centre in Shark Bay.
In 2018 Ocean Park gained a Travellers Choice Award from TripAdvisor who placed us in the top 1% of tourism attractions in the world and the number two aquarium in in the South Pacific Region! These awards are based on visitor reviews and scores.
Ocean Park has its roots in aquaculture. Owned and operated by marine scientists, the business was initially opened in July 2000 to aquaculture Shark Bay pink snapper with two full time staff, and tours of small display aquaria.
Unfortunately pink snapper aquaculture cannot compete with wild capture fisheries due to the high cost of breeding and ranching such a slow growing species. Consequently, over the years the business has evolved to provide tours of marine display tanks and now employs eight full time and two casual staff.
Ocean Park fully caters to tourism, research, animal rehabilitation and customer education, with a licensed restaurant, café, and 4WD tours within the Shark Bay World Heritage Area to compliment the aquarium tours. We still hold an aquaculture licence and in the future hope to farm fish for sale in the restaurant.
Ocean Park is situated 8km south of Denham and approximately 30km from Monkey Mia on Shark Bay Road. Located on Western Australia’s rugged and spectacular west coast, Ocean Park is nearly the most western most point of Australia.Get Driving directions
9:00am - 5:00pm Every Day