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Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

#40 of 410 things to do in Melbourne Features Animals
Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 1800 026 576
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Melbourne Attraction Pass: Melbourne Aquarium and Eureka Skydeck 88
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Penguin Passport at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
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Shark Dive Experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 1800 026 576
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a group tour of 19 people at the acquarium with Olivia as our guide. The tour started at 3pm which was a good time to go as the crowds of school children had all gone home. Our guide Olivia was MAGNIFICENT. The tour...More

Thank MaureenPointLonsdale
Reviewed yesterday

Took my 1 year old to the Aquarium and he loved every second of it. To be honest so did his mum and dad. Would go back again

Thank MyThailandHoliday
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I took our two granddaughters to this aquarium. We are in our 70s and the children were 4 and 6. this facility is friendly for bothy old and young with lifts ( my wife has mobility problems) and stairs forme to entertain...More

Thank kenp47
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to bring kids or even adults to view. We have spent almost 2.5hrs here and it's just great.

Thank Brendon J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great way to spend a couple of hours keeping the kids entertained Make sure you take lots of photos, the colours and background look fabulous! Book a dive with the sharks if you have time

Thank saltandpepper1000
Reviewed 3 days ago

Pretty cool aquarium - we really enjoyed the big viewing room and the the plexiglass tunnels where you could get really close the the sharks, fish and rays. We were there on a Friday during the school day, so crowds were very minimal which was...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome place to go visit while in Melbourne, great viewing areas underwater, the king penguins are cool.... kids had a ball.... can be $$$$ but worth the money. Take your time and enjoy the show above.

Thank aminal1
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great few hours wandering though and looking at all the aquarium displays, there are also some reptile and amphibian displays to check out. The place itself is well laid out and easy to follow your way though. it is clean and well...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Aquarium on a fine Melbourne Sunday just after they opened. The lines to get in were fairly quick only suggest you pre-pay online to make it even quicker, saves about 15%. Great display of fish, penguins, sharks, stingrays. There is a cafe...More

Thank Lyn H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The exhibits are quite far apart, much of the space is dedicated to Finding Nemo displays, not real animals. There are not a lot of animals. Quite overpriced, really. The displays are geared for younger kids with not a lot of detailed information. Good for...More

Thank Indiga C
MelbSEALIFE, Guest Services at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's disappointing to hear that you didn't enjoy your day at SEALIFE Melbourne as much as we would have hoped. If you would like more information about the 10,000 creatures we have throughout our 14 themed areas we recommend downloading...More

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Laraine C
We are planning a trip to Melbourne next year,and would like to do the penguin encounter at sea life aquarium.Can anyone tell me what the stairs are like involved in this encounter as I have trouble walking up stairs due to fusion in both feet.
1 September 2016|
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Response from Peter C | Reviewed this property |
Yes the venue is great, I struggle with stairs and there are lifts and ramps to all areas.
Joel R
Where do you park
24 July 2016|
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Response from raywang_Melbourne | Reviewed this property |
The closest car park is 474 Flinders Street Car Park, or slightly further 522 Flinders Lane Car Park. Book at Secureparking.
Jim G
when was melburne aquarium buit/
27 August 2015|
Response from Jim G |
it was bult in 2000