Trip Planner:   South Pacific  /  Australia  /  New South Wales  /  Sydney  /  Zoos & Aquariums  /  Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Sydney

(3.5/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Sydney itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Sydney

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Sydney by other users

17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM POLAND February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in South America, Central America, South Pacific, Asia & Africa BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Beijing & Sydney BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Australia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Australia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Australia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I'll preface this by saying the museum could use some spiffing up. Paint and polish were looking a bit faded. But the fact that you can walk through tunnels under the fish in the aquariums was amazing...  more »
  • Place was crowded with tourists and more tourists who were clicking pictures of every fish they could spot...did not enjoy the pushing around and wanted to get out as soon as I got in...if you think y...  more »
  • Perhaps we made a mistake going here on a Sunday - but think twice if you don't have kids! Perhaps I'm getting old but the constant screaming of children and people focuses around small viewing holes ...  more »
Google
  • Great attraction. Has been upgraded since my last visit. Kids loved it. Staff friendy and helpful. Meal prices not outrageous either.
  • I hadn't been here for many years so I was keen to see the if the place was as good as I remembered. This time I went with my wife and lil 1 year old, thinking my bubba would be old enough to enjoy the aquarium. I wasn't wrong - my lil bub was wide eyed from exhibit to exhibit. Taking in giant fish, lobsters, sharks, sting rays and the dugong. One thing worth noting is school teachers get in free, avoiding the $42 adult entry.
  • The aquarium it's big and has a lot to see. I recommend 1 hours and half to be able to see everything. I love the biggest tank in the end. Just beautiful. I tried the Glass Bottom Boat and it was fun to feed the fishes. Great to go with friends and family.
  • My daughter loves this place! She loves looking at the "dory" and "nemo" fishes. We have come here 3 times in the past month. It can get really crowded on weekends.
  • I have not been to the Aquarium in years, so I was really looking forward to the visit. Thankfully we had a free ticket so only have to purchase one adult ticket, which was $40 - which is over priced. We walked in and the fish tanks early on at too small and too few, it was hard to get in close as a lot of people want to check them out. The walkways under the tanks are nice, but tight when busy as well. It feels like they are trying to renovate or modify the site, which is letting down the visitors - plus charging way to much money. It is not worth visiting anymore.