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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  • We had a great time. The aquarium has had a big over haul since I was there last. The penguin encounter is fantastic. I love how close you can get. The turtle rescue is brilliant and we were really lucky to see three different species present. The tunnels through the main aquarium tanks were great too. The best bit... The kids area. As a dad to young kids this was great. They can colour in a fish, scan it and then see it come to life and swim around the wall. There's a soft play jungle gym to run off some steam, conveniently next to the cafe and about mid way through. Its great. Yes, it costs, but I think it was well worth it.
  • Wonderful place to leave your money to save the planet...starting with the ocean. I had so much fun in ALL of the different areas. My sister loved the sea horses. I was impressed with the large red lobster. Even better was the artifacts and history in the beginning of the exhibit. I cannot say enough good about it!
  • We had such a great time there. It was so much fun. The entrance was grand and so many things to do. They had a huge cafe inside and also a big play area for the kids. Penguins were my absolute favourite ! There is also a small retail store for tiny aquatic gifts. Fairly well prices attraction. Wish it was bigger and had more things to do but definitely worth a visit.
  • Great for families and a free shuttle to get you there and back! This wonderful attraction in the heart of Auckland is testament to the hard work and dedication of Kelly Tarlton and family. It's an amazing chance to see fabulous penguins, sharks and brilliant sea life up close! The hard work and conservation of these incredible creatures is evident and they are big on educating the next generation. Magical and breathtaking, it's a MUST do on any Auckland trip.
  • Very interactive.. Nice for kids to see Antarctic exploration details.. But if you have visited similar places abroad..like the Dubai underwater aquarium or Atlantis.. This is much smaller and may not be able to impressive. But if this is your first time especially with small children go for it... It's worth the money you spend to see their excitement
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