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Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

#40 of 424 things to do in Melbourne Features Animals
| corner of Flinders Street and King Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 1800 026 576
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US$232.31*
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Shark Dive Experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
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Discover creatures of the Southern Ocean in the 2-million-litre oceanarium. Melbourne SEA LIFE aquarium is home to king penguins, nurse sharks and a mega croc.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice age” (66 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| corner of Flinders Street and King Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 1800 026 576
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Cool place. Lot to see and take in. Bit expensive and they fores you to stand and take pictures that they sell at the end of the day....rubbis pictures....More

Thank Danica D
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. It is good to hear that you found SEA LIFE Melbourne to be a cool place :) there is definitely plenty to see and do here. Your...More

Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went with a visitor from USA - loved it, especially the shark talk. We loved the peguins, and paid extra to see the rays fed - excellent.More

Thank Redrossiter
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

5 STARS :D Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your journey through the aquarium and also enjoyed our Behind the Scenes tour....More

Reviewed 15 November 2016

This aquarium is absolutely stunning. It is so well laid out, the animals all seemed in great health and there were some great keeper talks. It is a great place to escape the heat and get away from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne City.More

Thank Steph_5891
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you for your review, 5 STARS!!! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your journey through SEA LIFE Melbourne and found some favourites along the way. We run a number of talks and feeds daily and you're right they are entertaining as well...More

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We are a family of 5 with ages ranging from 13-8. All 3 kids enjoyed the Aquarium. They loved seeing the Sharks and the Penguins but also enjoyed the interactive side where they could pick up shark eggs that had hatched. It's worth a look...More

Thank Loz212
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you for your review :) It is great l to hear that you and your family had a good time exploring the aquarium and our penguins and sharks are definitely favourites for many of our visitors. You're right we do offer discounted ticket on...More

Reviewed 15 November 2016

There are many different areas to explore, but my favourite is the walkway where the huge tank goes right over the top of you and it's as though you are INSIDE a giant fish tank, with beautiful sea creatures surrounding you. Wonderful!!More

Thank LouiseJade1
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you for your review, it is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your journey through SEA LIFE Melbourne. Our oceanarium tunnel is definitely a favourite here and a great place to observe the animals from different perspectives. We really appreciate you taking the time...More

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I went to the aquarium with school as part of an assignment. I'd not been before and don't really like aquariums and zoos, but it was interesting to see what they had, which didn't seem like much to be honest. The huge glass windows in...More

Thank raweggs
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

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. It is...More

Reviewed 15 November 2016

Well planned venue. Varied exhibits. Interesting mix of marine life. Easy accessibility for all visitors.More

Thank Alan M
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Thank you for your review :) We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. It is great to hear that you enjoyed exploring SEA LIFE Melbourne and found the journey to be varied and interesting. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have been to the Aquarium several times and each time it never ceases to amaze me. I am a qualified scuba diver and have dived in the Shark tank on two occasions - both of these were a gift from my kids (i don't...More

Thank oceanspirits
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Thank you of your review :) 5 Stars! It is great to hear that you and your family enjoy visiting SEA LIFE Melbourne and we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences with us. The shark dive xtreme is such a memorable...More

Reviewed 14 November 2016

surprisingly big venue. looked small outside but we spent at least 3 hrs. there. each corner gives you another surprise. Must see when visiting Melbourne cityMore

Thank AMK33
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2016

5 STARS!!! 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 wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your visit. There is plenty to see and do here, our exhibits...More

Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Great set up and a great day for the family especially the kids. The underwater setup is enjoyable and relaxing with a fantastic assortment of fish, sharks and sting rays to see. The ice age section is a hit with the children, especially the penguins.More

Thank Manuel R
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2016

5 Stars!!! Thank you for your review. There really is plenty for all ages here and it is a great place to spend some time with the family. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed their journey through the aquarium and found some favourites....More

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Laraine C
1 September 2016|
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Response from Peter C | Reviewed this property |
Yes the venue is great, I struggle with stairs and there are lifts and ramps to all areas.
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Joel R
24 July 2016|
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Response from raywang_Melbourne | Reviewed this property |
The closest car park is 474 Flinders Street Car Park, or slightly further 522 Flinders Lane Car Park. Book at Secureparking.
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Jim G
27 August 2015|
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it was bult in 2000
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