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Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium

#22 of 267 things to do in Auckland Features Animals
23 Tamaki Dr | Orakei, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-528 0603
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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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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
23 Tamaki Dr | Orakei, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-528 0603
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Reviewed yesterday

Feels dated and unchanged, the train ride through the Penguin enclosure has sadly gone. The staff appear programed for cash sales at the food and souvenir shop rather than helping with customer issues and half the car park area closed can mean a 1 -...More

Thank Terry C
Reviewed yesterday

Sharks, penguins, large stingrays, tropical and colorful little fish including the mystical sea-horse. We took our 3 year old granddaughter on a Saturday morning. The adults were impressed and thoroughly enjoyed it, my granddaughter was blown away. A brilliant interactive experience for under 10's. Café...More

Thank revpro
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was disappointed to find that they no longer have the train rides that go into the penguin enclosure as that is what I was looking forward to the most. Was expensive for what it was (lucky I had an entertainment voucher). I am sure lots...More

Thank samzi9
Reviewed 5 days ago

A bit expensive, especially for a family with children. However, the penguins were very entertaining and the moon jellyfish bred here was unique. Good thing to do if hot or rainy.

Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was a cool afternoon. Was walking distance from downtown. The marine exhibits were awesome, penguins and feeding of the stingray especially.

Thank Little M
Reviewed 5 days ago

I really liked the zeal of the staff who fed the fish and explained how they live with them. a good experience for kids who get to see a lot of underwater world in a unique setting. The shop sells really nice souvenirs to take...More

Thank Sumit P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I go to KT's every couple of years for the sake of the kids, but I really don't rate it. We are always in and out in 1 hour, which makes it an expensive activity. I appreciate that it must be costly to run, so...More

Thank rozinz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not really worth the money to be honest. Best thing was the photo at beginning. But we had to come back to nz from Vanuatu to see a turtle how uncanny is that

Thank Jaye P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my wife did the Shark snorkel and it was amazing! Felix who was our guide was brilliant! The sharks were amazingly graceful and cutely nosey! We got some great footage on the go pro they supplied. The warm shower and hot drink after...More

Thank h_richardson25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to take the kids and see all the beautiful marine life! Fabulous day out and loads to see and do. Have something to eat and then take your time going around everything! Have a fantastic day! Amazing and incredible fish and creatures! Have...More

Thank Rowie08
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At what time do they feed the penguins and fish?
30 January 2017|
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Response from Jess D | Reviewed this property |
Not sure sorry
Nelz T
Is there a family pass available?? I have 2 adults 4 children aged 11(triplets) and 7 yr old plus a 2 year old. We would love to come through today before we leave town as we came here for our Christmas present to our kids.
24 December 2016|
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Response from Junamobley | Reviewed this property |
Yes family pass available
Glen Y
Whats the chances of getting a park at the Aquarium car park ,mid January, if you arrive early, say 9:30 in the morning.
3 December 2016|
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Response from VikramWKarve | Reviewed this property |
If you arrive early on a weekday you may get parking space right opposite the Aquarium. On Weekends - you may have to park some distance away in case there is a rush.