Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Sydney

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. Using our online itinerary creator, Sydney attractions like Sea Life Sydney Aquarium can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Varieties of species, place super well taken care of. Easy to get around internally, has information about everything being exposed, a real biology. I'm back in fact to being a child, I think it's worth the ride.
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  • Was good but there was so many people going in all at once it was hard to see all the exhibits without some idiot kids in the way.  more »
  • Going to this aquarium feels like being trapped in a world you cannot escape from Beginning with the compulsory photo on arrival(!) you follow a fairly strict route through the aquarium...and of cours...  more »
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  • We had a lovely day with the kids, how can you go wrong at an aquarium? But to be honest there were a few things that did detract from the experience. The layout forced you to move through the aquarium in one direction, and the number of people allowed in at once meant it was impossible in most sections to linger and really enjoy any particular exhibition. It was not a major issue for us with young children who wouldn't want to linger long - but even for us, the experience did feel rushed. The aquarium looked run down and it was extremely hot in sections. The place needs some money spent on it to freshen the place up and fix the air conditioning. On the plus side, the staff were friendly and helpful, and the food available at the end was quick, tasty and reasonably priced. The kids really enjoyed decorating their own fish and scanning it onto the display. The touch tank was also fantastic. We also got a massive discount on our extremely convenient parking by having our ticket validated in the gift shop. The aquarium provides details on their website and it saved us almost $50 on parking! I would recommend visiting on a weekday if possible to try avoid the rush.
  • Absolutely amazing experience! If in Sydney, a must see attraction! A massive variety of wildlife and fish! Animals are very well looked after and look healthy, enclosures are very appropriate for the living conditions they need. Very entertaining. Nothing compares. Although if parking is needed, plan ahead. Book tickets for the aquarium at least one day before to avoid the popular lines.
  • I booked tickets online (recommended to avoid queues) at full $42 price only to discover a large area was under construction. I took my 19 month old and the entire area (that houses the walk on glass and huge aquariums) that's great for kids was no longer there. I appreciate that there are upgrades happening but paying full price and not being notified about this when purchasing is bad customer service and a disappointment. There are a lot of info areas and Paw Patrol marketing with no sea life just space filling. I would recommend going when the works are finished which is apparently Jan 2019.
  • This place is the absolute best! They have a wide range of marine life and are set out in a very interesting way. One could easily spend hours here. And I'm absolutely sure that you will love the underwater tunnel.😏.
  • Crowds and prams galore always make it hard to get full enjoyment out of these kinds of places but at least the larger tanks, and walking through the glass tunnel gave everyone a chance to see. I absolutely loved the penguins and that little boat ride was fun... it was not long enough! If everyone was made to sit in a boat and travel through the whole of Sea Life, from start to finish, the inconsiderate people wouldn't get the best views, the kids would be controlled, and we'd all get a chance to see everything whilst enjoying the ride.
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