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Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

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23 Tamaki Dr | Orakei, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 800 446 362
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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 oceans. For a truly incredible experience, take the plunge on an Animal Adventure jump into the shark tank and go snorkeling with 14 massive sharks or jump on the ice and get up close and personal with the King and Gentoo penguins!
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  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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23 Tamaki Dr | Orakei, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
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+64 800 446 362
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the place for young and old and those of an adventurous nature. It is a Must see attraction which is worth the time and effort to view this spectacular attraction. There are activities for the young ones and the history and construction is...More

Thank geraldw557
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just a wonderful place as always. The penguins are AMAZING!! Loved it!! For kids and adults alike - time has not diminished this place.

Thank Druid34
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice family half a day out ... it's not that big but still nice to see . The penguins are amazing Great from children as they have children's areas

Thank skymoonstar
KellyTarltons_Ebony, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora, Thank you for your awesome review of the aquarium! Great you hear you loved the penguins as much as I do. Did you spot any eggs under our Gentoo parents? Thanks, Ebony

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved watching penguins and crayfish. It’s a well maintained aquarium. They even have play area for kids. They provide papers and crayons to draw pictures.More

Thank Maithili S
KellyTarltons_Ebony, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Maithili, Thank you for your awesome review of the aquarium. So glad to hear you enjoyed our crayfish and penguins. Did you know our crayfish moult their exoskeleton (hard outer layer) once a year, and grow a complete new one?! Hope to see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a great experience and loved watching the penguins. However one area in the penguin enclosure had a lot of faeces and needed a good cleaning. Very expensive though, and we were amused by how much they wanted for the photos that they took -...More

Thank michmegan
KellyTarltons_Ebony, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Michmegan, Thank you for your awesome review of the Aquarium. Did you know, penguins can eat up to 30% of their body weight? This makes them poo, on average, every 17 minutes!!! I have passed your feedback on the photos to our Magic...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We only visited here once and enjoyed our day trip here. Easy parking available and a wonderful drive along the waterfront to get here. Okahu Bay in right there, and Mission Bay is just around the corner. Boot Hill is nearby too and Orakei Marae...More

Thank dragostesun
KTs_JT, Manager at Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! I hope you got an icecream at Mission Bay too! Cheers, JT

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit, but expensive and overcrowded. The cafe area needs to be much bigger. If you are doing the shark experience, your loved ones can only watch you from the conveyor going around. They are not allowed anywhere else and they have to...More

Thank Russellbum
KellyTarltons_Ebony, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Russellbum, Thank you for the review of the aquarium. Please keep an eye out for a personal message - I would love to get further feedback from your shark experience and comment regarding visitors watching. Cheers, Ebony

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the penguins and the display. Very dizzy when we walked through the mini bridge and we had to take a mini break after that.

Thank Glyn H
KTs_JT, Manager at Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hey Glyn, Thank you very much for the review! The Gentoo and the King penguins are amazing, aren't they! Yea, the white-out tunnel can be a little challenging! It was designed to show everyone what it would be like in an actual whiteout! Cheers, JT

Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been for years, and wow they have made lots of changes and for the better. Was very impressed with layout, just flows.More

Thank sheryln53
KellyTarltons_Ebony, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Sheryln, Thank you for your awesome review of the aquarium. We are so glad to hear you liked some of the changes we have made over the years. We are constantly striving to better ourselves as an attraction. Keep an eye out on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me first start off by saying that the attraction itself was fun. It's a well maintained facility and is good way to spend a couple hours. However, our experience was spoiled by poor planning and preparation by management. My wife and I brought our...More

Thank traveler4557
KellyTarltons_Ebony, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora, I am sorry to hear you were unable to enjoy your most recent visit to Kelly Tarlton's. We frequently have many excitable children, who are visiting both Auckland and Kelly Tarlton's for the very first time! Please keep an eye out for a...More

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Athikumanan
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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
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