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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's

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Open Now: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium Entry Ticket
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Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium Entry Ticket
from USD 27.17*
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Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s is New Zealand’s most famous aquarium! It is home to New Zealand's only sub-Antarctic penguins and offers a myriad of opportunities to get up close and personal with incredible marine life from the Pacific and Southern...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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23 Tamaki Drive | Ōrākei, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 800 805 050
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Such a cool place and one we always try to get to when in Auckland, the penguins are so cool and the kids love to learn.

Thank CocotheClown2015
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Waited 50mins for Shark bus around 9.20am & the 9.30am bus never showed, went back at 10.25am & waited another 15mins & 10.30am bus never showed - unable to contact them as no customer service ph, Facebook & online queries were unanswered - will be...More

Thank br0zie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Once past the queue... Penguins.. swimming.... on land... and baby penguins... mummy sitting on eggs. The sharks and fish on the monorail going round as really good too

Thank sarahlovelady
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit sometime ago was splendid and exciting. We thoroughly enjoyed the wildlife and the wonderful exhibition. We planned our second visit for later this year but due to ill health had to cancel our booking. Travelers beware of booking ahead. When you try...More

Thank Gillian C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty cool family day out. Loads of interaction with little kids. My kids loved the play area, which was nice and spacious. Fantastic day out, enjoyed by all. Would take the kids again.

Thank Tiri T
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are stuff worth watching.. But just a one time go.. They are always building something new. Fun for kids..

Thank Nandu G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love kelly tarltons on a rainy day, penguin exhibit is my favourite part will definetly be back for a feeding with penguins!

Thank alaineability
Reviewed 1 week ago

You feel like you're in the ocean. So many fish, penguins, and other sea life. Bring the kids and your friends.

Thank davidV1642TR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good place to go and spend some time. Very large well done penguin exhibit. Try to go at feeding time for an even better experience. Otherwise a bit dated compared to some newer aquariums, but still worth your time.

Thank tbirdclassic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Making it "absolutely worthwhile" to visit this aquarium are about 25 to 30 king & gentoo penguins (the kings about 2.5 feet tall with yellow necks & the gentoos about two thirds as big with white necks), and it may have been my luck to...More

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EmmaF3358, Manager at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora - thank you for coming to visit us and also for taking the time to leave us such a thoughtful review. We are delighted to hear that you had such a good time with us, I will be sure to pass on your...More

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Melanie J
18 August 2018|
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Response from Toby T | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure if the name but apparently there is an octopus in and out of quarantine (I think they said it was fairly new) so it’s only on display some of the time. Not when I went unfortunately
Vicki P
6 February 2018|
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Response from LoneTraveller61 | Reviewed this property |
152 Quay Street (bottom of Queen Street)
7 August 2017|
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Response from C S | Reviewed this property |
No the bus stop is very near the door for arrival but you do have to walk a little way (about 100 metres on flat ground) to catch the bus when you are finished. Unless you have something seriously wrong it should be no... More