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Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium

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Address: 23 Tamaki Dr | Orakei, Auckland, New Zealand
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+64 9-528 0603
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World is home to New...

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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This has improved since getting the children's play area and the colouring in room where you scan your fish picture and goes up on the wall and turns into a real fish!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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50 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing place to see sea life!! Would totally recommend!! Great for all ages. There is also a cafe there to.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We toollk the kids to Kelly Tarltons, what an amazing day. The kids loved the penguins and dipping their hands in the ice water.. The shark tank was fantastic, yes it is expensive but totally worth the entry fee

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This has improved since getting the children's play area and the colouring in room where you scan your fish picture and goes up on the wall and turns into a real fish!

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of our favorite attractions in New Zealand. It is very much geared to children but adults will find it entertaining as well. There are many “play stations” for kid’s activities including coloring stations and hands on activities. The highlight is large aquarium that has a circular acrylic tunnel that runs through the aquarium with a continuous conveyer... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've seen a few including those in SF, London and Shanghai and this still beats them all! Has plenty of stuff for all ages and a good focus on Antarctica as well including penguins which the kdis love seeing. Get there early as the carpark fills up quickly

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in Auckland for only a few hours off a cruise ship. We had a little time left and decided to visit the aquarium. The whole family enjoyed it, especially seeing the penguins. It would have been better if we had had more time (we were there for the last hour of the day). This would be good for... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We brought our 2yo toddler here and all of us had a great time especially watching the penguins. There is an area for colouring activities and watch the drawing transform to digital screen. There is also a children playground but need to be very careful to watch out as there can be some children that are more rough and may... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit. The penguin enclosure was fantastic. Some good information and a good day out for the kids. Easily accessible as it is a stop on the hop on hop off bus route

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent for the whole family. We (two adults, three kids ages 6-12) really enjoyed this. The kids can colour in a fish and then scan it into the virtual fish tank which is really fun. The Perspex tunnel is also awesome, and the large colony of penguins are nice to watch and they look happy. Café is a bit lacking... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our 16 month old daughter here yesterday. What a blast she loved the penguins they swam right up to the window. She was enthralled. Going round the belt and having sharks and manta rays swim over your head was amazing

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