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Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, Manly

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.1/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
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. Make Manly Sea Life Sanctuary a part of your Manly vacation plans using our Manly vacation trip planner.
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  • Wasn't expecting much from the small building, but was very impressed. There are 3 floors my my favourite was most definitely the bottom floor with the huge tank that you can walk through. They even h...  read more »
  • It is small but my 4 kids (age range 2-8) had a lot of fun. The older ones got excited about finding the 'spooky facts' and they all loved the touch pool. We did the shark talk and the penguin feeding...  read more »
  • Was there for a conference and the animals made me sad. Small places to live and if you look closely at the shark you see the sadness of swimming the same rounds every day in his eyes.. 
  • The aquarium was very nice, but rather small. I purchased my ticket for this attraction in the 5 attraction pack. It was my least favorite of the five and the only one not located within walking distance of the others. Nice place, but I don't know if I would pay the normal price for admission.
  • Good place to bring the kids for something different. Under 4 is free, so very good for the toddlers. A bit drawback is the lack of a lift and ramps, so you may need to carry your kid up and down a couple of flights of stairs. Also for $50 for an adult and kid, the value isn't really there.
  • When compare to SEALIFE Sydney Aquarium, this aquarium is quite smaller with less creatures and higher entrance cost. However, it is still be worthy when you take a trip to Manly to watch little cute penguins. Hope that this place will be expanded in the future.
  • Great on rainy days when trying to entertain little kids. If you're expecting high end & modern aquarium then think again - if you live locally then it can be a fantastic option to take little ones to. They've added a small soft-play area as well recently so with annual pass its pretty good value. Probably not going to entertain older kids for very long but 2-4 year olds will love it.
  • Badly needs updating, the range of aquatic life is very boring the tanks need a little more colour plant life, coral ect. I also think the walk though tunnel is a little crowed with the same colourless fish.
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