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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's General Admission

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Gain admission to Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium at the Auckland waterfront. Discover the underwater magic of the Southern Ocean at more than 30 exhibits and nine themed zones. You can get up close to playful king and gentoo penguins at the Antarctic Encounter, see displays of jellyfish and stingrays, and stroll through the shark tunnel. Upgrade to go shark diving — with or without a cage!
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    What to Expect
    Head to Auckland’s waterfront with your admission ticket to Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium, an underwater world inspired by the renowned marine archaeologist and diver.

    With more than 30 exhibits in nine themed zones, Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium showcases 80 marine species including a live jellyfish, spiny sea dragons and the world’s largest species of stingray. Little ones can hold a crab or touch a starfish at the hands-on Rockpool Experience.

    Experience the icy landscapes of the Southern Ocean at the Antarctic Encounter, home to the world’s largest sub-Antarctic penguin colony display. The walk-through exhibit allows visitors to come close to king and long-tailed gentoo penguins.

    Watch sharks swim overhead in the translucent Shark Tunnel and, if you dare, upgrade for a shark diving experience.

    Shark Cage DiveExperience a thrilling shark encounter in a specialized pool. After a safety briefing, snorkel with the sharks as you’re secured in a shark cage. 

    Shark Dive X-tremeFor the true adrenaline junkie, take the ultimate cage-free dive to the extreme and come face-to-face with the great predators of the deep sea. No experience is necessary.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, 23 Tamaki Drive Ōrākei, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071 New Zealand
    Departure Time
    10/1/2018 - 9/30/2019Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    10/1/2019 - 12/1/2019Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    12/2/2019 - 1/31/2020Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Duration
    1h
    Inclusions
    • Complimentary shuttle bus service (Subject to availability)
    • Entry/Admission - SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Food and drinks (available to purchase on-site)
    • Souvenir Photos (available to purchase on-site)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Photography is allowed, however use of flashbulbs around the animals is prohibited
    • Open from 9:30am to 5:00pm (last entry at 4.00pm)
    • Shuttle bus service operates daily from 9:30am to 3:30pm every hour on the half hour (ie. 9.30am, 10.30am, etc)
    • Child 15 years and under must enter with an adult
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We went to see the penguins and they did not disappoint however the rest of the aquarium is similar to most aquariums we have been to including the fabulous one in our home city of Toronto. If you want to see the penguins go but know that it is a pricey viewing.
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    Response from pAULA D, Operations Manager at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's General Admission
    Responded 2 days ago
    Thanks so much for coming to visit our penguins. So delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Best Regards Team @SLKT
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    Visited the aquarium before flying out to Australia. There’s a walkthrough tunnel (or use the people mover) with fish, sharks, stingrays swimming all around you.The penguins were adorable and many. We saw them molting, swimming, sliding, & just being curious about the visitors.
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    Response from pAULA D, Operations Manager at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's General Admission
    Responded 2 days ago
    So glad you enjoyed your visit hope to see you again soon
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    Kelly Tarlton's is as great to visit now as it was when I was a kid in the 80's and 90's. Except now, it is brighter (more colourful lights), noisier (with constantly piped-in atmospheric music) and probably even better for kids (with interactive features, a playground, and
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    Did the penguin experience and it was a dream come true!! Sat down with them and they come sit next to you while the staff gave out an amazing educational tutorial! The rest of the aquarium is nicely built and has an awesome selection sea life to experience!
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    Our 5-year-old chose this over the zoo for our brief Auckland visit and she was so excited the whole way through. It was much bigger than we expected and so much to see, with close-up views (through the glass) of huge penguins and huge stingrays and sharks swimming directly over
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    Lori C
    Toronto, Canada
    22764
    Cool penguins
    We went to see the penguins and they did not disappoint however the rest of the aquarium is similar to most
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    Jeffrey G
    Park City, Utah
    166
    Exceeded our expectations
    We had one day to visit Auckland before leaving for our cruise. We did the hop-on, hop-off bus tour. We added
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    pink_sar8
    Tinonee, Australia
    6094
    Great day
    Fantastic day out! My 9 month old daughter loved watching all the sea creatures. Food choices were ok but I would
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    Susan H
    Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
    295
    great exhibition
    got there by the on off bus. The penguin exhibit is fascinating if you enjoy watching them They have a fabulous
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    Wendy G
    Balmoral, Australia
    40
    Worth it to see the numerous penguins!
    Visited the aquarium before flying out to Australia. There’s a walkthrough tunnel (or use the people mover) with
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    Bill S
    Eugene, Oregon
    26679
    Disappointing
    We like aquaria but this one is poorly managed. They need to greatly improve the information about exhibits,
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    OCkids
    Orange County, California
    184
    Very good for kids
    The setting of the aquarium is quite unusual. It is set in an old tunnel, and the use of space is very clever. The
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    kerrydp
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    239
    Great place for kids, but you'd better like a Disney-style experience
    Kelly Tarlton's is as great to visit now as it was when I was a kid in the 80's and 90's. Except now, it is
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    Zulkarnain Ahmad
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    9318
    Simply magnificent!
    One's visit to Auckland wouldn't be complete without visiting this wonderful centre. There were sea life
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    Shauna H
    61
    Love it!!
    Did the penguin experience and it was a dream come true!! Sat down with them and they come sit next to you while
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