Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, Auckland Central

On the Auckland waterfront, Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium showcases the underwater treasures of the South Ocean through more than 30 exhibits and 9 themed areas. You can get really close to king and gentoo penguins, see stingrays and jellyfish, and even stroll through an exciting shark tunnel. Adventurous visitors can try shark diving, with or without a protective cage. See Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium and all Auckland Central has to offer by arranging your trip with our Auckland Central trip planner .
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Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium Reviews
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  • Nice but small aquarium. Could be more interactive with more exhibits and info. Minuses are for the size relative to the price (only needed 2 hours there including reading everything) and that the aqu...  more »
  • It was a nice aquarium with a bit of Antarctic experience thrown in, but nothing spectacular, I'd say. There are probably better uses of one's time in New Zealand. Good for a rainy day, though! The pe...  more »
  • Wonderful place to visit, a lot of things to see and do even with the small kids; it was nice to see so many penguins there.  more »
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  • This place gives value to your money. There is a good variety of all kinds of fish. You can enjoy the ride on the belt exploring the massive fish tank. There are times where they feed the fish as well. You could also see a large number of penguins at this place. A must visit place. Recommended
  • Awesome experience! Definitely perfect for a family with young kids. Seeing the sea animals up so close is just incredible. And if you visit at the right time you can even see some of the animals getting fed, which, I think, is fun for both adults and kids.
  • Amazing place to visit, wonderful variety of fishes in this place and you will love to go and recommend people to be here. The beauty is the variety and maintenance of the place. Very cooperative staff and lots of information to gain. Always busy place but enough to accommodate you and your family. If you are in Auckland highly recommended to visit and spent sometime here with family
  • We had a great time! Friends were visiting from the States. They have a five year old. It was magical for her to watch the king penguins. Great place for families.
  • I feel like this aquarium is sometimes unjustly judged against other aquariums internationally. Yes it may be small but considering it’s features and the fact it was pretty much built by one guy, it’s pretty impressive. I will say that if you have been to an aquarium in a larger international city, it might be a slight let down to see how small Kelly tarltons is BUT it is worth the trip as the animals are well cared for, there’s plenty to look at and there’s the amazing activities of the shark cage and the penguin tour. Plus it’s close to the city, and not too expensive (some might disagree but $20-$30 isn’t that bad in my opinion)
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