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Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium

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23 Tamaki Dr | Orakei, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 800 446 362
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Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World is home to New Zealand's only sub-Antarctic penguins and offers a myriad of opportunities to get up close and personal with incredible marine life from the Pacific and Southern oceans.For a truly incredible experience, take the plunge on an Animal Adventure – we offer cage-free shark dives, PADI-recognised diver training, snorkel and scuba safaris through the Oceanarium or the chance to hand-feed the giant stingrays!
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  • Average18%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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23 Tamaki Dr | Orakei, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
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+64 800 446 362
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Reviewed yesterday

The amazing staff at Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium invited a group of us in to explore the fantastic Sea Life Aquarium in Auckland. Each of the exhibitions really highlights the wonders of the ocean, with the Penguin enclosure being a real highlight. Another great...More

Thank Ed W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The penguins and sharks area is really something unique. Originally wanted to spend an hour there, But stayed for 4 hours!

Thank Jewel987
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Kelly Tarlton is on the Tamaki Drive next to the sea with great view of Auckland Sky Tower. It is nice and fun place for kids of all ages to learn and see the marine life

Thank RKD1972
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place gets better and better every time I go. It has a big penguin area, with half to watch the penguins as they swim underwater and the other half for the walking part to see them moving side to side being so cute and...More

Thank Julieta V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place had a lot of sea life and things to see. But it was a bit small. We were a group of 3 and one of us did the shark dive and the others went with penguins. It was a fun day. But it's...More

Thank 555jennad
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a lovely morning! A small group of us visited and had the best time. We LOVED the penguins, they were hilarious and the room with the demo tanks was awesome. The moving floor under the shark tunnel was also really cool. A must see...More

1  Thank stephaniejob
KellyTarltons F, Manager at Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your review. We love hearing from our guests and the amazing time they have at our attraction. We hope we will see you again soon. Thanks F

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an absolute gem. The penguins were definitely the highlight of the visit. Great to see them in the water and on the ice. Next time I will have to pay to join them on the ice.More

Thank geofft629
KellyTarltons F, Manager at Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for your awesome review. You most definitely have to come back and experience our Penguin Discovery where you can get up close and personal with our penguins in a guided tour of their exhibit. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with a over tired two year old and had a great time. The content and set out is really geared towards children, but still has enough information for adults. We watched the sting ray talk, which was great, and while it was busy,...More

Thank Travellin_Gal2011
KellyTarltons F, Manager at Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Travellin_Gal2011 Thanks for your awesome feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We pride ourselves in being one of Auckland's best family attractions so your feedback is very important to us We hope to see you again soon! Thanks F

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of great things about the aquarium and a wonderful opportunity to see some favourites up close. Overall it feels dated and the queue to get in needs some effort to better manage. The staff at checkout do a great job of acknowledging the wait...More

Thank KiwiOakley
KellyTarltons_Ebony, Front Office Manager at Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Great to hear you got to see a few favourites on your last visit to Kelly Tarlton's. We are taking the time to bring new life to the Aquarium soon - Keep an eye out for some changes in the near future! Thanks for your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's just a really interesting and very cool place to go and there is a huge variety of things to look at. I genuinely interesting place to visit whether you are interested in sea life or not

Thank Scott / Victori... W
KellyTarltons_Ebony, Front Office Manager at Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the awesome review Scott & Victori! Great to hear you enjoyed your visit to Kelly Tarlton's.

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No the bus stop is very near the door for arrival but you do have to walk a little way (about 100 metres on flat ground) to catch the bus when you are finished. Unless you have something seriously wrong it should be no... More
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