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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium Entry Ticket
from US$26.35*
Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium Entry Ticket
from US$26.35*
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“shark bus”(55 reviews)
Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s is New Zealand’s most famous aquarium! It 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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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23 Tamaki Drive | Ōrākei, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 800 805 050
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a great aquarium. Great for kids and adults too. Loved the cheeky puffer fish! Definitely a must do if you’re visiting Auckland.

Thank MorganL1479
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had two days to explore Auckland and had been told that Sea Life was worth a visit. It certainly was, we loved the whole experience, from the shark bus that picked us up in town to standing underneath the glass tunnel watching rays and...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Family excursion, two adults & a nine year old daughter...we made our booking online which was a seamless process...I found the website to be very modern, informative & easily to use. Alas upon visiting, we weren’t presented with the same vivid impressions...whilst things have evidently...More

Thank kiwikaileigh
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great activity for people of all ages, the small children particularly enjoyed the Penguins. Cafe on site good and staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Only downside was the parking.

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hadn't visited for 20 years. The little kids lived it. It seemed quite short time in the underwater tank. Had a nice bite to eat. The lift is too small. Saw some people in wheelchairs having to take off parts to fit in the lift....More

Thank Joy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent at least two hours in there, on my own and as soon as I left, I wanted more. There is a huge variety of creatures to see and some great viewing areas. There is a lot of interesting information of the history of...More

Thank Toby T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Lil Miss 2+ absolutely loves a morning or afternoon visit to the Aquarium - and it is the perfect place to explore on a rainy or super hot sunny day too! She loves it so much that we purchased an annual pass (completely worth...More

Thank PamellaM142
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice aquarium esp when we can see the feeding time of the penguins. Children are so happy. better go in the morning, not too crowd

Thank Novie R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I first went here when it first opened and again when the penguins arrived. The concept was revolutionary and everything was new and shiny. This time there seemed to be alot missing and things looked abit run down. Kids around me seemed to be enjoying...More

Thank Kerin T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Headed over on the Free Shuttle, Shark Bus. Staff were all lovely and knowledgeable about everything. Some great new exhibits and the penguins were super animated and having a good time. Great range of animals and good information all around about them

Thank ktraveller17
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Melanie J
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Response from Toby T | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure if the name but apparently there is an octopus in and out of quarantine (I think they said it was fairly new) so it’s only on display some of the time. Not when I went unfortunately
Vicki P
6 February 2018|
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Response from LoneTraveller61 | Reviewed this property |
152 Quay Street (bottom of Queen Street)
7 August 2017|
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Response from C S | Reviewed this property |
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