SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, Auckland

3.8
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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  • They’ve added some new interactive elements like scanning your colouring in and it goes on the Aquarium screen behind the fishes (the scanner is very temperamental). The rescue a turtle area, there we...  more »
  • What a such fun time with family this afternoon, unfortunately I felt bad for the to be in a such a small place but happy to experience this opportunity. Thanks everyone on Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s Aq...  more »
  • I chose to buy the Penguin Passport experience which allows up to 4 guests behind the scenes with the penguins for an hour. Due to rules no cameras allowed but they take photos for you. Just an amazin...  more »
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  • Excellent place for all ages... well maintained place with lots of information. $39 / person for a normal tour. Keep in mind that cameras are allowed however flash is not recommended. Lots of variety as far as fishes are concern.. crabs and main attraction are those fantastic penguins. A dedicated section is also available for arctic explorer. Just across the road there is a platform in the sea.. highly recommended for visitors.
  • Good place to view for a few hours. If you have not been to Auckland before I would recommend this aquarium for something to do. There are penguins and a wide range of sea life. Prices are alright. Something for the whole family to do.
  • Wanting to fill in a few hours whilst we were in Auckland, my wife and I decided to visit SEA LIFE. We were not disappointed. For just a few dollars, you are able to see many fantastic varieties of sea creatures. We were particularly impressed when the stingrays and sharks swam over us in the tunnel.
  • A very good penguin display, something to equal Melbourne aquarium. The overall tour was very good with some great things to see, including the arctic displays which were very interesting. The big main tanks I think need more fish, and more tropical fish to make it one of the best aquariums to see. Excellent cafe and food.
  • Thought this aquarium was very small for the entry price charged, we had pretty much gone round in little over an hour. The fish on display were not the most interesting to look at. The focus on the environmental and climate change aspects were good. The penguins e're by far the best, loved seeing them swimming around.
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