SEA LIFE Kelly Tarltons Aquarium General Admission

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Highlights & inclusions

World's largest sub-Antarctic penguin colony
Tropical species await you in the Fish Gallery
The worlds largest species of stingrays
The world's only display of Spiny Sea Drago
New Zealand's largest collection of Sharks
The first underwater tunnel
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Thu, Jul 18, 2024

What you can expect

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium in Auckland offers a unique Southern Oceans experience in New Zealand. The walk-through Antarctic Ice Adventure is home to the world’s largest sub-Antarctic penguin colony display and allows visitors to get closer than ever before to these magnificent sub-Antarctic creatures.

Learn about how we rescue and rehabilitate injured turtles at our Turtle Bay and Turtle Rescue interactive zone.

Experience the view under the water in the world’s first curved aquarium tunnel, home to New Zealand’s largest collection of sharks. You can also see displays of various artefacts that Kelly Tarlton the man found while exploring different shipwrecks around the world. SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium boasts unique attractions including world’s only display of Spiny Sea Dragons and the world’s biggest species of stingray. The Rockpool Experience allows visitors to touch different types of starfish and, with the animal-themed quiz trail this truly is an interactive day out.

Add it all up and SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium is a great day out full of marine fun for families and individuals alike – so grab a ticket online today!


What you need to know

  • General Admission to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
  • Animal Adventure Experiences
  • Souvenirs
  • Food and beverages
  • The world's largest sub-Antarctic penguin colony
  • New Zealand's largest collection of Sharks in the first underwater tunnel
  • The worlds' largest species of stingrays
  • New Zealand's rocky shore and tropical species await you in the Fish Gallery
  • Seahorse Kingdom with the world's only display of Spiny Sea Dragon
  • New zone dedicated to our rescued Turtles
  • Opening hours: Thursday to Monday, 9.30am to 5pm (last entry at 4pm). Closed Tuesday and Wednesday, except during NZ school holidays. During NZ school holidays, open 7 days – 04 July to 19 July and 26 September to 11 October 2020. Operating hours are subject to change without notice
  • Coming from the Southern, Northern, or Western motorway, take the Port exit and follow the road until reaching a T-intersection (ports of Auckland will be directly in front)
  • Turn right onto Tamaki Drive. SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium is located on the right-hand side of the road (across the road from Okahu function centre)
Additional Information
  • All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or over)
  • Parking:
  • Free carparking is available in the SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium carpark and on Tamaki Drive
  • Public Transport
  • Public buses departs from Britomart Bus Interchange at Commerce Street/Custom Street (Stop 1323) every 15mins, 7 days a week.
  • Allow 20-25 mins. Prices are from $5.50per adult (subject to change)
Cancellation Policy
  • Tickets are non-refundable
  • Changes can be made up until 48 hours prior to your experience
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Recent reviews

4.210 reviews

Quite good actually

Quite good actually. Worth the time and money. If you’ve seen the one in Dubai, then probably might leave you a bit disappointed but otherwise, quite cool to visit with your family. You see surprisingly big sharks with a lot of other aquatic species that are lovely. Overall recommend!

Anmol Rajdev almost 6 years ago

While parking can be an issue

While parking can be an issue, (we went early Sunday afternoon) the staff were attentive and helpful from ticketting to exit. The experience was spectacular, fun, educational, we thoroughly enjoyed our time including the staff talks which were knowledgeable, feeding time was great to watch and my wife and I highly recommend the experience - but make sure you allow at least two to three hours.

Andrew Reilly almost 7 years ago

Very nice and friendly stuff

Very nice and friendly stuff. Good way to learn about the sea animals. Thought it was great that they provide a free shuttle from Auckland city. I really enjoy the sense of humour of the guides. The penguins seem so happy and well cared. I'll definitely come back. The drinks were a bit expensive, so was the food. But worth it. Love their BLT sandwich.

Doriane Vingadassamy almost 7 years ago

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