Zebra Shark Encounter $60 packaged with Entry Pass (all ages)

From AUD $98.00
  • Duration: 140 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Anna Bay, NSW

Zebra Encounter $60 packaged with Entry Pass (all ages welcome) 

NOTE- If you are looking for a different Entry Pass, Snorkel or Encounter please go to that product as they have special times and availabilities 

Inclusions for this Encounter Package 

Admission to the aquarium, entry into the lagoon shallows, shark food, interaction with the animals (petting/feeding), interesting and informative animal talks and staff on hand for personalised attention. Wear & Keep Souvenir Socks,  Wetsuit Hire, 20 minutes in the Experience & Gloves included


  • Children under 12 require an adult also holding a Zebra Encounter Pass. For multiple children one adult can supervise 1.5 children (ie. 1 adult for 1 child, 2 adults for 2 or 3 children).
  • Swimming not required
  • Encounter Experience is at a set time (see your booking times and availability) 
  • Encounter time will take 20 minutes 
  • Shallows time is up to you- 2 hour average
  • Only 6 positions available, don't miss out.
  • Infants do not need a ticket to join with an adult with a ticket however they will need to purchase a pair of socks to be in the encounter, this can be done on the day. The adult must be exclusively supervising the infant on their lap.

When you arrive for your session you will need to get changed into the wetsuit & socks provided. You will then head to our beautiful new Tropical Lagoon for a 20 minute guided tour with an experienced fish keeper where you will be able to interact with the incredible animals! ! You will get the opportunity to pet these amazing, endangered Sharks while the keeper feeds them

After your encounter you are free to spend time hanging around in the shallow water interacting with all the animals. We will provide the shark food and a feeding stick so they will come up to you seeking your food and attention. At all times you'll be guided by our friendly, knowledgeable staff who have lots of information to share with you.

About Irukandji

Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters is an incredible interactive aquarium like no other. Visitors can enjoy our sandy beaches surrounded by many curious, friendly sharks & rays whilst staying (mostly) dry - only getting feet/legs wet. Physically stepping into the shallows of the lagoons with them or opting for the very Aussie wetsuit brings a whole new level of excitement and fear, the animals display their endearing personalities & steal the hearts of visitors they meet. Visitors quickly develop a passion and stewardship, making for a life-long love and understanding of these misunderstood species and the ocean ecosystem. 

Irukandji Activities & Levels of Entry 

  • Stay completely dry and view them all from the edges of the lagoon (Included in Entry Pass)
  • Touch, pet, feed & meet the animals (Included in Entry Pass) 
  • Paddling in the shallows of the lagoon in bare feet in your own clothes (your clothes must not get wet so shorts or skirts recommended) surrounded by the friendly animals (Included in Entry Pass) 
  • Access to hourly educational talks by our knowledgeable fish keepers
  • Upgrade to socks ($) Wear & Keep souvenir socks are great option to wear for anybody feeling nervous if the animals are curious about toes. Wearing socks in the water is safe for the animals and creates a camouflage plus they are a great souvenir to keep and wear as normal socks. Socks are included FOC in all snorkels and encounters so please do not purchase them twice. 
  • Learning about the animals on a guided tour available for large groups otherwise be sure to stop in and chat to the guides as not only do they have the food for the animals they love talking about them and the important ocean systems
  • Upgrade to Wetsuit ($) This is the cheapest way to completely immerse yourself with the animals wading up to your neck in both lagoons or relaxing seated on the sandy beach with them swimming around and on your lap. This incredible experience includes entry into the deeper wading section of the lagoons and the hire of the wetsuit for that Aussie surfer experience. Wetsuits range from baby sizes to Mens 7XL and are included FOC for infants. Irukandji's in house wetsuits must be worn and they are your visual ticket into deeper lagoon, wetsuits are included FOC in all snorkels and encounters so please do not purchase them twice. 
  • Upgrade to a Snorkel ($) The Ultimate wet experience, swimming with the animals of your chosen species in a wild thrilling adventure. These special Snorkels happen only at certain times in the day for a max of 10pax so please plan ahead. 
  • Upgrade to an Encounter ($) Some of our hands down favourite experiences can be found in the private encounters, with only a couple of sessions a day and a maximum of 6pax they are very much sought after. See  each encounter for further info
  • Hot showers and taking shark selfies
  • Annual Passes ($) available that pay for themselves after the 2nd visit and include wetsuits every time, as many times as you like for a year. They also include discounts on some of the other activities once purchased. 

Preparation/What to bring to Irukandji

What to bring: Hats, REEF-FRIENDLY sunscreen, cameras (underwater cameras are great!), clothes (t-shirts & shorts or skirts that can stay dry in the shallows, Only bring swimwear or spare underwear for those choosing the wetsuit option and for all encounters and snorkels. Your own prescription mask set- note though we do allow it you will need to allow extra time before your experience for us to clean/soak your snorkel in solution to ensure it is free from any nasties. 

What NOT to bring: Swimwear or rashie/clothes to swim in without a wetsuit (staying dry clothing or wetsuit must be worn in lagoons, not swimwear alone), non-reef friendly sunscreen, your own wetsuits or water shoes- because they could introduce toxins to our lagoons and we limit the items going in, especially neoprene which can harbour marine life from the ocean and cannot be cleaned in a hurry. 

Irukandji Terms & Conditions: 

See your trade kit for agent specific T&Cs or the Irukandji website: https://sharkencounters.com.au/terms-conditions/ for general T&C of entry

When to visit Irukandji 

Our aquarium is very popular and in busy times can book our for an entire day, forward booking are definitely needed on weekends and school holidays so you don't miss out. Sessions run all day from 9am-5pm. Last arrival by 3.40pm for the full experience. All Encounters and Snorkels have set times so please arrive on or before your booked time, Entry Passes are more flexible and it shouldn't matter too much if you are running late or want to come early