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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  • I had been to this venue many years earlier (1998) and had remembered the penguins and sealife exhibits fondly. This visit found the Aquarium very worn and pretty smelly. We loved the walk area throug...  more »
  • We went to this aquarium as part of the hop on hop off bus tour and thoroughly enjoyed this place. Very well organized, clean, not too busy, and it would have been a great place to take young children...  more »
  • I enjoyed seeing the penguins, sharks, and turtles. The aquarium should have the option of swimming in the shark cage during the week. Not all tourists come on the weekend. The staff are very friendly...  more »
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  • This is a real Auckland gem. Amazing for kids of all ages. Make sure you buy tickets online before you go to cut the long queue (due to so many tourists) and for a price discount. Annoyingly just as you pay you have to have your photo taken but just smile and pass. Penguins are amazing, so is the open top fish tank near the children's soft play area. The revolving aquarium is the best ever. Recently a member of the family did the shark dive this is amazing too. A must visit for a tourist, if you live in Auckland and have children buy the yearly pass.
  • Fantastic place. Staff are wonderful and facilities adequate. Food is poor and very expensive. Accessible parking is limited and located at the entrance only and very difficult to get back to on exit.
  • Very good aquarium and great for both young and older kids. Lots of interactive displays and the play area is great. Full of teaching opportunities for teachers and parents and self-learning for kids. The fishes and all the other animals are lively, interesting and seem to be very healthy. Unfortunately, I don't have photos of the sharks, turtles and stingrays but they are just as beautiful and majestic.
  • The experience at the aquarium is amazing! BUT my personal experience was in some part ruined because I went by bike and there was not a bike park, so I went inside with my bike, and they let me leave it by the side of the tills, telling me that I have to come back few minutes before 4 because they close the entry at this time. I finished my staying at the aquarium in one hour just for get there at 4. But when I got there my bike wasn’t in the place that I left it. So after look for the bike in the whole aquarium for around 15min without success with one of the workers of the souvenir section (really lovely), she made a call, and they said that they just left my bike on the outside of the entry (street). The thing is that anybody could take it (is not something common in New Zealand, but can happen and this is why exist bike parks everywhere), I felt very unwelcome from part of the entry staff.
  • The place already seems a little bit used and old. But the activities and exhibitions are really nice. They have an amazing room where you can paint your fish and they would scan it an put it on the screen. You can get a student discount with your student ID or sometimes they have 15% discount tickets on the travel magazines.
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