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Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

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Address: Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1800 026 576
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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Discover creatures of the Southern Ocean in the 2-million-liter oceanarium.

Discover creatures of the Southern Ocean in the 2-million-liter oceanarium.

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USD 41.00*
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Melbourne Attraction Pass: Melbourne Aquarium and Eureka Skydeck 88
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USD 151.08*
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Penguin Passport at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
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USD 227.00*
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Shark Dive Experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

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WONDERFUL ARRAY OF SEALIFE

We did not to queue up to get our tickets and we went on a Sunday around lunchtime The aquarium is located over 4 levels and there is a large amount of sealife on display in tanks... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
James N
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

very nealy about downtown city 5 minutes walking of flinders downtown station , good place to visit with friends and family

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Thank Fabiocostaus
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, 5 Stars :D This is fantastic to hear! It is always great to know that our visitors have enjoyed their time exploring SEA LIFE Melbourne. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you all again soon :) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoy animals, I am biased as I rated this 3 stars because I don't enjoy seeing animals in captivity. I chose to go here yes, although I haven't been to a zoo or aquarium since I was a child. Made me quite sad to see all the animals in tiny habitats. Nobody's fault but my own for choosing to... More 

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Thank James L
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is disappointing to hear that you didn't enjoy your journey through the aquarium as much as we would have hoped. You are correct we do have a large emphasis on conservation here at SEA LIFE, the aim... More 

Port Macquarie, Australia
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not to queue up to get our tickets and we went on a Sunday around lunchtime The aquarium is located over 4 levels and there is a large amount of sealife on display in tanks as well as penquins (very cute) The brochure is not easy to navigate and you can get lost but it is worth the... More 

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Thank James N
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your journey through the aquarium and found some favourites along the way. The penguins are adorable and definitely a favourite for many of our visitor and staff :) We are looking forward to... More 

Hackham, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Starting off with a range of aquariums hosting some hard to find species.... The main aquarium is a floor to ceiling perspex (yes, not glass) tank, hosting some stunning views... there's a tunnel running through this tank to the rest of the complex, where you can have various rays, sharks, and other marine life swimming over you... making for some... More 

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Thank Simon F
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, 5 STARS !!! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your journey through SEA LIFE Melbourne. Our oceanarium and its tunnels are definitely a favourite and a great place to observe the animals from different perspectives. We really appreciate you taking the time share your experience with us and we are looking forward to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not a fan of fish... they scare me to be honest but the Melbourne Aquarium was great to visit. My brother who is 10 loved this. The penguin exhibit was awesome.

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Thank Bria T
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is wonderful to hear that you and your brother had an enjoyable time exploring the aquarium and that you both found some favourites along the way :) Our penguins are very cute and are definitely popular with... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had visited this place in October 2016. As I am a animal lover decided to go to the aquarium. To my surprise I was so thrilled and enjoyed it to the end. Gained a lot of knowledge regarding d shark fish and its different type of eggs and shapes. Just loved the moment when all the fish were moving above... More 

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SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, 5 STARS!! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is great to hear that you loved it and had such an amazing journey through the aquarium. It sounds like our rockpools, oceanarium and our penguins were your favourites for the day and it is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy! Attractions were worth the wait! Our children were mesmerized by the large fish tank - trying to find 'Nemo'. A must see for anyone - in particular aquatic loving children!

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Thank Tina S
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is wonderful to hear that you and your children enjoyed your journey through the aquarium and found some favourites along the way :) We look forward to you all visiting us again soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always visit the Aquarium when in Melbourne. It is not a cheap day out but I am happy to contribute towards their amazing conservation efforts. Something for everyone from an enormous Crocodile to the amazing Oceanarium and 10 other themed exhibits. I could sit and watch the Penguins for hours! Easy to navigate with ramps and elevators for prams... More 

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SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review :) We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne and it is great l to hear that you had a good time exploring the aquarium. The penguins and our oceanarium are definitely favourites here for so many visitors and staff :) Our exhibits are over 4... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic afternoon activity. Sharks turtles penguins crocs etc. Very educational. Beautiful coral reefs and a lovely setting. Little confusing where to go once inside so follow carefully. Very good value.

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Thank Terri O
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

5 Stars :D Thank you for your review, this is fantastic to hear! It is always great to know that our visitors have enjoyed their time exploring SEA LIFE Melbourne and found the experience to be educational as well as fun :) We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and look forward to welcoming... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been there on a family weekend, the aquarium was a must visit for my little kid. The variety, display, colours were amazing. Well planned, and each corner has something exciting to offer. The crocodile on the bottom of glass floor was the best! We also watched the 4D movie which was fun. Overall a fun day to spend with... More 

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SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us here at SEA LIFE Melbourne. 5 Stars!!! This is fantastic to hear you enjoyed your visit to the aquarium and clearly there were a few favourites along the journey. There is definitely something here for everyone and the crocodile is not just... More 

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