SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, Auckland

3.8
Ballet · Aquarium
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 has to offer by arranging your trip with our Auckland trip planner.
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  • A really cool set up and the penguins were a definite highlight. My daughter loved the wall where the sea came right up to it. Pretty pricey but still worth it for what you see. Take your AA...  more »
  • great place to take the kids,easy to get around and to see the animals that close great day,take your time as there is so much to see  more »
  • A great afternoon visit to Kelly Tarlton’s. We loved the penguins, turtles and sharks especially. The exhibits are well laid out and include heaps of interesting information. Cafe has some tasty...  more »
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  • Small aquarium but in a great location with a neat underground method and sea-level viewing window. A few specific great features like the rotating ice tube, TONS of penguins, and underwater tunnel pool - watch sharks and mantas swim over you! Limited wildlife, and no live turtles I could see. But what they do have is good. Also, SHARK BUS!
  • Penguins and sharks are easily the highlights. Their penguin colony is fascinating to watch both in the water and on land. And the sharks swimming above you in the tunnel is incredibly cool. Staff was all very friendly. Went on a Saturday morning and it wasn’t overwhelmingly busy, although I certainly had to wait my turn to see things. Gift shop at the end is unnecessarily large, but if you’re looking for that kinda thing, it’s there.
  • Such a great place to visit, especially with children! Penguin section has been upgraded since my last visit and the removal of the "ride" is a huge improvement - it is so much easier to see these beautiful creatures now and a much more relaxing experience to watch them. We were lucky enough to visit while they were sitting on eggs - just amazing! Great to hear about the work done with the sea turtles, and to be able to touch the starfish. The underwater tunnel is always popular. Definitely a favourite place to visit.
  • Absolutely fantastic place, a visit is always fascinating, an absolute must on your visit to Auckland. You will not regret it. My favourite is the underwater tunnel, seeing the stingrays glide over and around is a beautiful sight.
  • Very expensive. Otherwise i would have given it 5 stars. Napier aquarium is far cheaper and better.

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