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What you can expect during this experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Hygiene screens installed at Admissions, Cafe and Souvenir Shop counters
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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    SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    At SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium there is over 30 exhibits and more than 80 different species. Featuring 13 themed zones, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium boasts unique attractions including world’s largest Sub-Antarctic penguin colony display, world’s only display of Spiny Sea Dragons and the world’s biggest species of stingray. The Antarctic Encounter is a walk-through penguin encounter which allows visitors to get closer than ever before to the majestic King and playful Gentoo penguins. Kelly Tarlton’s famous Shark Tunnel (The brainchild of renowned marine archaeologist and diver Kelly Tarlton), is home to New Zealand’s largest collection of sharks with Maori Pacifica themed. The Rockpool Experience allows visitors to touch a starfish and, with Amazing Creation and Turtle Rescue interactive zones this truly is a great day out.
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Duration
1h
Inclusions
  • General Admission Ticket
  • Entry/Admission - SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase on-site)
  • Souvenir Photos (available to purchase on-site)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Photography is allowed, however use of flashbulbs around the animals is prohibited
  • Opens Thursday to Monday, closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Open from 9:30am to 5:00pm (last entry at 4.00pm)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Child 15 years and under must enter with an adult over 16 years of age
  • We politely request that you refrain from visiting our aquarium should you start displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jasper wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
My son had a fabulous time seeing sharks, turtles, penguins and stingrays for the first time. Me and my wife also had a great time telling him about his encounters with these wondefful sea creatures.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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millie usher wrote a review Feb 2021
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Went before the lockdown and we still talk about our experience to this day, hence why I am leaving this review now! Fantastic day out and lovely staff!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from DayTrip19074723069, Manager at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's General Admission
Responded 30 Mar 2021
Kia ora and thank you for leaving such a lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. I will pass your kind comments to our staff. Thank you again and hope to "sea" you again soon! Kind regards SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's.
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Nadine wrote a review Feb 2021
North Shore, New Zealand5 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely being able to take children and seeing their excitement from all the sea life. Great walk through experience
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Response from DayTrip19074723069, Manager at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's General Admission
Responded 30 Mar 2021
Kia ora and thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you and your children enjoyed your visit and we hope you swim back on in soon! Kind regards SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's.
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Georgia wrote a review Jan 2021
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The animals were amazing, it was the people who made out experience average. We purchased our tickets online so we could skip the line, but no one was keeping the lines organized so we ended up waiting for 30+ minutes behind people who were waiting to buy and book things. The
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from DayTrip19074723069, Manager at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's General Admission
Responded 30 Mar 2021
Kia ora and thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Many apologies for the delay in replying. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed seeing the animals and sorry to hear that other aspects of your visit were not up to your expectations. We really appreciate your support and I have passed on your feedback to our team. Kind regards SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's.
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422iana wrote a review Jan 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand3,002 contributions193 helpful votes
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Many years aince we had been through Kelly Tarton's. The main reason was to see the sharks as my daughter loves them. Try the dive with them as I did that a few years ago. You can get cheaper tickets online, but managed to get 20% off from a leaflet so look around for discounts.
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Responded 30 Mar 2021
Kia ora. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed seeing our sharks. We hope to "sea" you again soon! Kind regards SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's
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BeckyJoyP
BeckyJoyP
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Up close and personal
I've wanted to do the penguin experience for so long and was lucky enough to have my partner buy it for my birthday
PettTrina
PettTrina
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Awesome
A really cool set up and the penguins were a definite highlight. My daughter loved the wall where the sea came ri
movingalongagain
movingalongagain
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great spo
great place to take the kids,easy to get around and to see the animals that close great day,take your time as there
melissasO2213BS
melissasO2213BS
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Loved the penguins
A great afternoon visit to Kelly Tarlton’s. We loved the penguins, turtles and sharks especially. The exhibits ar
Julianbevin
Julianbevin
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Not satisfied
Hi me my partner and our two girls enjoyed the experience but we can't get our video of the whole thing n want to s
leeanz
leeanz
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A great place on a rainy day.
I could have watched the penguins for hours. All of the tanks and displays give a very clear view of all the animal
array454
array454
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Buy an annual pass
If you have kids you need an annual pass, we dont even live in Auckland but visit a few times a year and come to Ke
imkylie2017
imkylie2017
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A great experience
Lovely service by all the team, from assisting us find a car park, the staff helping at shark experience and at caf
shanepQ1912PM
shanepQ1912PM
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Sunday activity
Carparking is a little difficult to find,this is expected in Auckland. Pre booked and paid for admission onine , y
Roimata T
Roimata T
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Must do! Best aquarium ever!
Our favorite aquarium 😊 service amazing, lots to see and do, no worries booking online and just scan the barcode a
Steveruthcox
Steveruthcox
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Good afternoon out
We spent a few hours here looking around very interesting place lots of things to see Nice cafe inside as well
CMelissa7
CMelissa7
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Penguins were wonderful!
Loved watching the penguins up close! They are amazing creatures. It was school holidays so quite busy, with lots o
leibelles
leibelles
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Cool Birthday Perks
Another traveler shared to me that I could get free pass at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium on the day of my birt
maguillem11
maguillem11
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Not worth it...
I am trying to visit each aquarium in each city I visited and this one don’t worth it. It’s a very small place and
Scott M
Scott M
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Feels a little dated
Nothing really changes about this place and in fact the aquarium part of the attraction feels quite dated now. The
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