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Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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Aquarium Pier | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8251 7800
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Take an underwater journey through the world famous SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - Sydney's best family attraction - and discover the most diverse collection of all-Australian aquatic life on earth. Set in the heart of Sydney on beautiful Darling Harbour, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium showcases over 13,000 aquatic animals from 650 species in spectacularly-themed habitat displays. See Australia's unique aquatic life up close, including one of the world's largest and most impressive collections of fish species, rare dugongs, elusive nautilus, beautiful seahorses, giant sharks, jellyfish, thousands of tropical fish, gigantic stingrays, and much, much more. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium's pair of orphaned dugongs are amongst only a handful of these incredible animals on display anywhere in the world.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Aquarium Pier | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 2 8251 7800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good place to learn about Austalian sealife. Easy access with pram / by wheelchair. Not too crowded on a regular Thursday afternoon.

Thank Utelias_Ulla
Reviewed yesterday

Really good experience for young and old. The place is well set out so you don't feel like there are large crowds. It is such a good venue with plenty of beautiful fish, the pengiuns were a bonus, the sharks and dugongs all lovely. The...More

Thank Whatdathink
Reviewed 3 days ago

Superb place, it really is worth a visit, sharks, dugongs, fish of all kinds when finished go on to Darling Harbour or china town.

Thank bobbitt123
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I brought my little Cousin to Sea Life Aquarium on Sat 30th September and just wanted to say a big thank you to Dallas for being so sweet and patient with her after the Dugan talk! She is a really shy girl with people she...More

Thank rachelsE7725NU
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was the fourth aquarium I’ve ever visited and I strongly believe that it was the most fantastic of them all.

Thank khosro2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

狭い海辺の建物にぎっしりと水槽が並びくねくねとスロープを上り下りして回ります。それほど期待していなかったですが唯一楽しみだったペンギンエキスプローラー(ボートライドで水路を回り、ペンギンをガラス越しに見るもの)がメンテ中で休みだった。きわめて残念。知っていれば事前にHPでチケットを買わなかったのに。 We came here to experience penguin explorer all the way from Japan but it was closed for the maintainance. Our sun and my wife were so sad! You should have noticed us that in HP!

Thank keiyuta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was impressed with the aquarium, you have the normal presentation of different species of fish as you walk in, a bit of interactive that doesn't really get played by kids or at least they don't know how to play. The tunnel or overhead aquarium...More

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

Hello, thanks for your review! School holidays, public holidays and weekends are definitely our busiest time of year, and the attraction can get very busy. Pre-purchasing tickets is a great idea as they are cheaper online and you get to jump in the pre-paid queue....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Sealife with my husband. Compare to other Sealife, we found this place is so average. Not so many varieties of sea animal and the aquarium was not well maintained. The place was so small and not many activities provided.More

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

Hi there, thank you very much for your review. Sorry to hear you didn’t find your visit to Sea Life enjoyable. We are always looking for ways to improve the attraction. You can find our contact detail on our webpage if you are interested in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My tour was held during last school holidays. The tickets weren't cheap but it was eye-opening to have close encounters with so many special creatures of the sea. It was filled with laughters. Both adults and kids have had a lot of fun. The most...More

Thank moomo111
Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thanks for the turtle-y awesome review! So glad you had a great time at Sea Life and enjoyed our animals. We cannot wait to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have to choose between the wildlife or aquarium,you will see more for your money at the aquarium.The holdup on the way in is the photo takers who will then try to sell you a photo book at the end.BEWARE ,IF YOU have children,they...More

Thank hellp842
Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks for the review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the visit and the exhibits we have on display. We hope to see you again soon.

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John H
12 March 2017|
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Response from ellearedee | Reviewed this property |
I think this is a very popular tourist attraction but early am will be better I would hope. If you are visiting in the winter it might be less crowded than summer.
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MumofDragonsxox
8 February 2017|
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Response from Duty_Supervisor | Property representative |
Hello MumofDragonsxox, Our private dinner experience has been quite popular in the last few months, we hope to cater for most kinds of dietary restrictions. To contact our Event Coordinators about the menu that we have... More
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Michael2013Odessa
16 July 2016|
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Hi Michael2013Odessa, The construction going on at the moment is for our exciting new Antarctic penguins exhibit. As you are walking to our admissions area you can see signs of the construction and what it is going to be... More
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