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Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Entrance Ticket
from USD 32.56*
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Entrance Ticket
from USD 32.56*
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  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Embark on a journey of amazing discovery through SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s extraordinary themed zones including the Penguin Expedition. This world-first ride-through experience will take explorers on journey to meet our spectacular sub-Antarctic...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Aquarium Pier | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 8251 7800
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed the Aquarium, not to many people in there so was able to move about freely which was nice. Nice attraction if you have a few hours to kill in the city.More

6  Thank N_jag_Z
Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visit. We're delighted to that hear you had a lovely time. It sounds as though you must have visited us mid-week which is always a great option if you want to enjoy...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 June 2015

The last time I visited Sydney, the aquarium was hands down the best on the planet! They had a HUGE 3 plus MILLION gallon main display tank that you could walk all the way around, and see the moray eels, angelfish pairs, trigger fish and...More

11  Thank USMC_Recon_2003
Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2015

Hello Miguelito P, I am very sorry to hear of your distress at the changes at our Aquarium. Whilst we have given the old girl a bit of a face lift here and there, we still have an amazing collection of aquatic creatures with our...More

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I was very disappointed with SeaLife Sydney. I understand the Reef Exhibit is undergoing renovation, but what was on display was underwhelming. The open displays were offered at full price with no discount for the closed major exhibit. Most of the aquarium consists of walking...More

Thank Europelover2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

I think we expected more from this. It was good with Sharks & Rays as the standout (and one of only 2 dugongs in human care). However it was no better than similar centres in UK and I guess we expected more from an Australian...More

Thank jon b
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Waited for 30 minutes in the rain to purchase our tickets. Having eventually got to the front, we were then asked to wait while the 4 staff dealing with tickets were only calling forward those with coupons/vouchers. There was at least another 30 people behind...More

Thank Michael_UK99
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful aquarium with lot of information about fishes and other aquatic animals. We had prepaid ticket, so we skipped the line and went inside. Kids have lot of fun and you would like to visit again and again . Shark diving option is also available...More

Thank 441ipsitad
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did spend a couple of hours enjoying those gigantic creatures swimming above our heads. Plenty of fun to be had watching fish feeding times. Great entertainment, espcecially for children 3 and over.

Thank MafromWelly
Reviewed 6 days ago

The trick to visiting this aquarium is timing. I was there early in the morning right when it opened, and still had to work my way through a flood of visitors. I am not claustrophobic, but even I had my head spin with the tightly...More

Thank Jason W
Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Jason, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we always appreciate hearing feedback. I'm glad to hear you managed to enjoy your visit in spite of the crowds; the aquarium is very popular during holidays and weekends, so we always recommend...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looks very underwhelming from the outside but is excellent from start to finish once you go in. Purchased the ticket as part of a package deal $75 for Aquarium, Sydney eye, wildlife experience and madam tousousse with a month to get around to each one....More

Thank conorf260
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Sydney this is a must not only for children. This Aquarium is amazing and you are able to swim with sharks.

Thank Meir P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best of the aquarium for us was the shark, dugong and finally the penguins. You have a discount in the airport flyers of the cities (20%). You can walk inside around 1hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours. The only thing that improve the...More

Thank andreasJ8056XF
Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

TANK you for your review andreasJ8056XF!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not that great if a aquarium. It’s a bit old and shabby now. Would like to see the water cleaned out for the animals. Shark area was ok. Best part of the aquarium is the penguin section that has a penguin ride that goes for...More

Thank MarcZ381
Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Marc Z, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are really excited as coming this summer we have our newly renovated Great Barrier Reef oceanarium opening up! It is our largest tank holding over 2 million litres of water and...More

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4 October 2018|
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Response from gerardroll | Reviewed this property |
I have done the shark dive at the Aquarium 5 times now in the last couple of months now & it's quite an exhilarating experience. If you have a fear of sharks, this is the ultimate way to overcome it. You don't need to be an... More
1 October 2018|
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Response from Leigh C |
Hi Angie, all equipment is provided including appropriate wetsuit for the temperature in a wife range of sizes...we've had divers from 4"/1.2m and 5 stone/35kg all the way up to 6'7"/2m and 20stone/140kg. All you need to... More
3 March 2018|
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