JOIN FEEDING FRENZY
A small entry fee gives you access to one of Darwin’s more vintage but equally enjoyable attractions at Aquascene Fish Feeding Sanctuary. Bream, mullet and the odd ray have been visiting the shallow waters of Doctors Gully since the 1950s and every day visitors from all over the world come here to see this natural phenomenon occurring on high tide. Kids will love toting giant chunks of bread down to the water’s edge to find the waters frothing with hundreds of friendly wild fish waiting for their breakfast. Keep your eyes peeled to see many of their shyer friends hanging around at the edge of the main gang. You may be lucky enough to spot cod, mangrove jack, parrot and diamond fish. Steeped in history, the area is also home to a freshwater spring that once fed the first market gardens supplying vegetables to local residents. Started by two Chinese brothers, there is a distinct flavour in the art and memorabilia here that serves up some interesting history, so even if you are not that keen on getting nibbled by fish, there is a little slice of kitsch here for everyone to enjoy. The gardens around the property also make for a pleasant stroll including a showcase of tropical orchids and even a rainforest. Make sure you check tide times before you visit Aquascene.