Auckland Zoos & aquariums

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Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium General Admission

1. Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium General Admission

No trip to Auckland is complete without a visit to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium. Experience the underwater world built by the famous diver and explorer Kelly Tarlton over 30 years ago. The Aquarium remains one of Auckland's leading attractions. SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium is just a 10-minute drive (6 km/3.7 mi) from downtown Auckland. See the cool and calm king penguins and cheeky gentoos interact and swim past as you walk through the Penguin Ice Adventure exhibit.  Touch a starfish or two at our Rockpool. Learn about our turtle rehabilitation program. Stand in awe underneath the Shark Tunnel as great sand tiger sharks, giant stingrays swim past and try find the hiding carpet shark Wobbegong. Explore Seahorse Kingdom to see the world's only public display of the rarely seen spiny sea dragons.

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4.6 / 5

based on 120 reviews

Excellent value for money.

Well laid out venue with interesting content and informative and friendly staff. In our group of four there was literally something for everyone, all areas being enjoyed and each having a favourite differing from the others.

A great place. Very interesting and informative. Definitely worth the price of admission. Its a good idea to see the feedings and keeper talks. Strongly advise buying tickets online as the line can get long very quickly

The free shuttle bus out of town is a little hard to find. Everything else is really worth an extended visit.

It was a lot of fun! Penguins were very cool :) Staff are friendly, very informative.

So awesome for my son.

Such a great place for kids and adults. We loved the experience thank you