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Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium General Admission

4.4 / 5

68 reviews

Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium General Admission

From US$ 27.97 per person

Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium showcases over 30 live animal exhibits in spectacular habitat displays. Located on the waterfront of Auckland city on Okahu Bay, close to the famous Mission Bay Beach, the aquarium is one of Auckland's top attractions.

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  • Explore this unique aquarium that continues to be one of Auckland’s top attractions
  • See the incredible underwater viewing tunnels that were the first of their kind in the world
  • Visit the world's largest Antarctic penguin colony exhibit
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No trip to Auckland is complete without a visit to Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium. Experience the underwater world built by the famous diver and explorer Kelly Tarlton over 30 years ago. The Aquarium remains one of Auckland's leading attractions. Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium is just a 10-minute drive (6 km/3.7 mi) from downtown Auckland. See the cool and calm king penguins and cheeky gentoos interact and swim past as you walk through the Penguin Ice Adventure exhibit.  Touch a starfish or two at our Rockpool. Learn about our turtle rehabilitation program. Stand in awe underneath the Shark Tunnel as great sand tiger sharks, giant stingrays swim past and try find the hiding carpet shark Wobbegong. Explore Seahorse Kingdom to see the world's only public display of the rarely seen spiny sea dragons.
  • Single visit entry ticket
  • All daily feeding and animal talks
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

23 Tamaki Dr, Orakei, Auckland 1071, New Zealand. Free Shuttle: the free Shark Shuttle Bus departs from the corner of Customs Street and Commerce Street hourly from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM daily.

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Not allowed

  • Flash photography

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  • Opening hours are 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM. The last entry is strictly at 04:00 PM
  • Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium is a self-guided attraction
  • Entry ticket is valid for a single entry into the attraction
  • Children 2 years and younger can enter the attraction free of charge
  • All children (0-15 years) must be accompanied by a guardian or caregiver 16 years of age or older
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Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 68 reviews

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Quite good. The Antartic exhibition was great. Loved watching the rays glide overhead. But.... what is your point of difference to other marine aquariums? You need to highlight this. The revolving walkway is not innovarive. In the main area of the exhibit where a keeper does their talk, the acoustics are poor & the playground drowns out alot of the talk. However it was a good few hours.

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January 2, 2020

Honestly not much to see !! The main attraction would be the penguins and some sharks.

October 3, 2020

Smaller aquarium but very well done.

March 21, 2020

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