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Manly Sea Life Sanctuary

#7 of 53 things to do in Manly Features Animals
West Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Shark Diving Xtreme in Sydney
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West Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is small compared to other sea life places this place do not have a place for strollers u need to ket a harness or carry your kids. But they have some nice and big turtles and raystingers. There is a penguin talk Show...More

Thank Nasser A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went as a large group and found the staff to be friendly and knowledgable. The displays were great and it was all within a smallish area. The tours were interesting. The only issue was that we had a person on crutches and they had...More

Thank Dan-camper
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great time at the sanctuary, great presentations and introductions made by very knowledgeable, passionate and inspiring staff. Lot of animals, big and small that didn't stop to amaze us. Please run to see it before it closes definitively.

Thank Pascal M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an amazing place. We got the 5 event pass for $70 on the harbor so it was a win-win. If you're trying to decide if it's worth it. Go!!

Thank Nicholas R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great day out for the kids, you wouldn't need to spend the whole day here just an hour or two as it is a small place. Plenty to look at though. Is a bit dated but that is to be expected as it is...More

Thank Aisha C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn't an elaborate, modern aquarium, but it is a nice place to take very little ones because the size is much more manageable than the main aquarium in Sydney. The stairs can be a problem however. There are no elevators. We are sorry to...More

1  Thank Voyager06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sanctuary is located along the waterfront. The day we went, it was rainy and cool. There is plenty of street parking. There are 3 floors - the main floor, a lower floor that contains the walk through shark exhibit, and an upper floor that...More

1  Thank Jeanne P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my grand daughters to visit, interesting but expensive $75 for a family of 4,They enjoyed seeing the divers feed the fish. The lady explaining the penguins was hard to understand.

Thank Claire O
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I have been to many sea worlds and sea sanctuaries around the world but this was the poorest experience ever. Not worth the money or the time to get from Sydney to manly island. Besides the entrance tickets being expensive, this was a poor experience....More

Thank iamKatyyAbdulla
ashley h, Manager at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for visiting recently and also taking the time to provide a review. I'm sorry to hear the visit didn't live up to your expectations. We are a smaller aquarium so make sure we run talks and tours throughout the day with our marine...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

I decided t get on a Manly Ferry and make my way to Sea Life Aquarium. I recall visiting the Aquarium in 1976 when I first arrived in Sydney! I had been to see the Aquarium in Montreal that had been revamped it was originally...More

Thank wildkatoz
A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take
you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches
here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the
day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is
a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the
Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are
plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent
cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants
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