Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, Manly

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Learn about Australia's creatures of the deep at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary and how the center promotes conservation of marine life through rescue, breeding, and protecting. Observe a colony of penguins at Penguin Cove; watch sharks, rays, turtles, and tropical fish at Shark Harbour; and view seahorses, octopus, and lionfish at Underwater Sydney. The sanctuary puts on daily presentations about its conservation efforts and even gives you the opportunity to scuba dive with sharks. Children tend to enjoy the touch-pool, where they can pick up starfish and sea slugs. A visit to Manly Sea Life Sanctuary represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Manly tour itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We were fortunate to be visiting Australia just prior to the Sanctuary's closure on the 28th January. Our two young granddaughters (six and three and a half) loved this place and it was a final chance...  more »
  • Went to 1/20/2018, but closed in 31 days and wrote. It is a pity but cute little penguins.
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  • It was a great place to come with young children particularly as we live locally and venturing into the city can be tiring for everyone! Sad this venue has now closed and trust that the sea life are i...  more »
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  • Visiting an aquarium via ferry makes everything feel more authentic. The shark tunnel in the basement is impressive, and the penguins are entertaining if you get lucky and find them active. There's a children's playground inside, which is a pleasant alternative to the gift shop if you're in need of a moral boost for little ones after a fair bit of standing.
  • Wonderful place to visit, lots of variety of various species. Very near and walkable distance from Manly boat house. Nice tourist spot to visit, and shopping also available. Very near to Manly beach as well. Enjoy the scenery and nice place to take photographs. Enjoyed a lot during my last trip
  • A fun place to take the family anytime throughout the year. There’s a wonderful selection of sea life and lots of educational elements to the experience. Keep an eye out for the turtles as they can be tricky to spot but look amazing. There’s a great play area for kids to burn off energy and generally run around. Be prepared to wrestle kids away from the gift shop as you enter and exit!! There’s no coffee facility but there are plenty of options available in Manly.
  • Manly sea life santuary is one of the best attractions in manly. It has a plethora of both fish creatures and other creatures (i wont ruin the surprise). The touching pools, shark walk and shows are so enthralling. The staff here are super friendly to both adults and children. Would recommend going here if you are with your children or family. Great rainy day activity
  • The shark tunnel is really cool and worth checking out. It is a nice attraction and I am glad we did it but there isn't a lot to see unless you attend the tours and talks. The whole thing can be seen in about an hour or two.
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