Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium, Auckland

Categories: Ballets, Zoos & Aquariums, Concerts & Shows, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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3.6/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web
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  • What a magical place. For me standing on the moving walkway and being taken through a tunnel surouned by a glass aquerium full of amazing fish including sting ray and large sharks was mind blowing. I ...  read more »
  • well located on Tamaki Drive with ample parking, a great morning out for my daughter who loves this sort of thing, very good display of the new zealand marine eco enviroment. if you have been to simil...  read more »
  • This is one place that the kids will always remember, & most adults will enjoy reliving the visit with their family. A waterworld zoo!! 
  • A really nice place to visit, just maybe a bit expensive. Plenty of interesting marine life and overall a great experience. They shouldn't force you into having a picture taken, they're insanely expensive anyway (makes no sense, $35 for admission to Kelly Tarlton's, and then $45 for the album? no way)
  • With 4 hours to spare early in the day and a bus to catch, going to Kelly Tarton's was the best decision to make in my opinion. It's a very interesting, elaborate and friendly place where you get to see penguins, sharks, sting rays and what not. Would definitely recommend going there. Also, you can check with the museum for a free pick up and drop in a cool sharkbody bus. Do not miss the penguin and sting ray feeding :)
  • It was okay. Probably not worth the price but it's good for an hour or two. Can be really crowded, especially with the large school l groups that come through. Worth exploring around the place, Mission Bay is a beautiful place.
  • Wow- Kelly Tarlton's pleasantly surprised me. The exhibits are very well done, and the history of the place is fascinating (watch the brief video history near the Sting Ray tanks/cafe). The curved acrylic tunnel was built in disused sewage storage tanks! The only reason this place isn't a 5 star must-do is the price. We got in and out in just over 2 hours, including a brief stop in the cafe. Handicap access is also available for the few places they have stairs in the building. Adequate parking (plenty right at open around 9:30, but harder in the afternoon) is free and onsite.
  • Much more expensive than it used to be and less features than it used to have, also they take photos of you once entering, print the photos out into an album without asking you then offer the album to you at the exit for a very high price(probably destroy the album if you don't buy it), also the gift store prices are very high. A hand sized dolphin-soft toy you can hold in your hand is $25. The good thing we got from here is an up-close view of the stingrays and the nice instructor talking to us.
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