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Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium

#19 of 270 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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23 Tamaki Dr | Orakei, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-528 0603
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Brought our daughter to Kelly Tarltons for the first time. We had an absolute blast. We loved watching the penguins being fed and seeing the baby penguins. My daughter loves fishing so she found the fish aquariams amazing. We also got some photos, what a...More

Thank Kendra B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I am a local who lives close to Kelly Tarlton's and I was an annual member for many years. I returned for the first time in about 10 years recently with some overseas visitors. I was shocked at the state of the place. It needs...More

Thank kiwipippa
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have shuttle service from prime location so it is easy for travellers to reach the destination. Starting with some historic things about ship and antics then photobooth later sea life, it was awesome experience here. Mainly the Penguins...!! They have the biggest area for Penguins...More

Thank Badal C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Penguins at feeding time were fantastic so plan to visit at this time. If we didn't see this, I would say it was a little disappointing for the cost. Discount vouchers in Auckland guide book which you can collect at info centres & airport. You...More

Thank Stewnick
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ended up with a spare day in Auckland due to flight problems so decided to try the aquarium. So glad we did, really enjoyed our 3 hours there. We caught the shark bus from opposite the ferry terminal building (look for the red railing...More

Thank eph9
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were in Auckland for the weekend and decided that Kelly Tarlton's was a good wet venue to take them to. It was an enjoyable afternoon and the children enjoyed it but I think the prices especially for the little kids is steep. The minimum...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is rather small for the entry fee. The penguins and shark tunnel are especially fun for our kids.The recent additions to the play area have been lovely and stingray feeding is cool. If you have been to larger aquariums elsewhere then you won't be...More

Thank GraceGlowNZ
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We love Kelly Tarltons, and have always made visits there with the children over the years, but even with the Kids get in Free special that ran over July we still had to pay over $100 to get in. They have an amazing new interactive...More

Thank nelbells10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is small and old, but the experience of seeing Queen Penguins and sharks feeding was great! I personally enjoyed sitting at the cafe. Watching the wave hitting the window without worrying about getting wet was just amazing :)

Thank Cheuk Kiu M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband was delighted to be able to use his over 65 years gold card discount. Our kids who were six and eight had a great time. They have a lot of knowledge about the sea, but it was still very educational for them. We...More

Thank Margaret S
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30 January 2017|
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Response from Jess D | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Junamobley | Reviewed this property |
Yes family pass available
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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.