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Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Sydney

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#3 of 18 in Zoos & Aquariums in New South Wales
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Sea Life Sydney Aquarium provides an outstanding venue for you to learn about Australia's marine ecosystems and the creatures inhabiting them. The aquarium holds more than 650 species and 6,000 individual fish coming from various Australian waters. At the Great Barrier Reef Oceanarium, peer through acrylic-glass tunnels to see sharks and colorful tropical fish swimming through coral reefs. In the Open Ocean Oceanarium, gaze at sharks over 3 m (10 ft) long and weighing up to 300 kg (660 lb). River exhibits introduce you to the marine life, including crocodiles, inhabiting Australia's waterways, and you can watch penguins in the Southern Ocean exhibit area. Work out when and for how long to visit Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and other Sydney attractions using our handy Sydney trip itinerary maker.
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  • The Sea Life was brilliant. Admittedly I also too the kids on the glass bottom boat feed and Tom our guide was engaging with the kids as my 9 & 7 year olds love sharks and they watch Steve backshall a...  more »
  • My friends and i had a great time at the Aquarium. Love love love the Penguins pity the boat ride wasn't working but that was no issue. Amazing to see the dugongs. Will visit again next time im in tow...  more »
  • We visited the aquarium a couple of days ago as a family of 5. After queuing for half an hour we purchased the over priced tickets $176. The penguin experience was closed but no discount was offered f...  more »
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  • This is a great place to take the family. I was pleasantly surprised by what a wonderful time we had here. After purchasing a multi ticket online we spent the day exploring the attractions at Darling Harbour. Make sure you pack your walking shoes as this aquarium is huge and not at all what you would expect from looking at it from the outside. There are 4 tanks that you walk underneath as well as multiple Aquariums to view. Expect to see all manner of underwater creatures including sharks, Stingrays, dugongs and multi coloured fish. The penguin ride is fun although a little short but nonetheless a nice wee experience. With over 1 kilometre of walking track inside the aquarium plan to be here for least 90 minutes.
  • We went with family after buying 5 attraction pass and kids really enjoyed it. Best to commute to central sydney is through train which are quite economical. Sea life apparently offers full day parking at certain near by cars parks at 16 dollars however some times people have ended up paying heavy charges for full day.
  • Great aquarium with 4 viewing tunnels under 2 main tanks. Lots to see and do. We booked online buying a multi-event ticket which meant we didn't have to queue in the rain on arrival. The penguin exhibit has the world's shortest boat ride but you get up owe to the curious little birds. If you walk past the queue you can see the boats through a window if you want to see what it is all about. We queued about 15 mins but the kids enjoyed the short ride. At the end the kids enjoyed drawing a sea creature, scanning it and seeing it "swim" projected on a giant screen. An enjoyable visit.
  • Very well presented. Great sea life exhibits. Super easy to get to, with plenty to see and do. A great day out. Great for children and adults.
  • Great place. We enjoyed it. We like that you can take as long as you want. We had a Merlin yearly pass & spend a lot of time here

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