AQWA: new aquarium on way for Stingray Bay

An artist's impression of Stingray Bay, and (left) construction underway.
AQWA: new aquarium on way for Stingray Bay
An artist's impression of Stingray Bay, and (left) construction underway.

AQWA has started building a new aquarium and mini-amphitheatre at its Stingray Bay.

It is set to open at the end of October and enable the Hillarys Boat Harbour facility to expand its dive and functions program.

AQWA general manager John Lowe said the centre was continually providing new exhibits and attractions to keep visitors interested in WA marine life.

“This year has been a big step forward and we are so excited about the redevelopment of Stingray Bay,” he said.

“Concrete has been poured in the aquarium and plans have been developed for a new dive centre and kiosk.

“It will be a magnificent area for divers, observers and marine life. We plan to hold special shows in the aquarium and sundowners as well as wedding ceremonies at the amphitheatre in front of the large viewing window.”

Mr Lowe said the facility could also cater for weddings “with a real difference” – underwater ceremonies.

He said the theatrette was fully operational and recently introduced initiatives included AQWA birthday parties, behind-the-scenes tours and Shark Sleepovers.