Stop 9: SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s
Set on Auckland’s waterfront just moments from the famous Mission Bay, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium is one of Auckland’s top visitor attractions!
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s showcases over 30 live animal exhibits, from over 80 different species in spectacular habitat displays, including the world’s largest Antarctic penguin colony exhibit and amazing underwater viewing tunnels.
About SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's
See New Zealand’s unique aquatic life up close, including New Zealand’s largest collection of sharks, gigantic stingrays, and beautiful seahorses. The stunning Seahorse Kingdom exhibit features the world’s only display of Spiny Sea Dragons, while other displays include New Zealand’s only live jellyfish display, tropical fish, bizarre crustaceans and much, much more!
And don’t forget the fantastic Animal Adventures, offering unique and thrilling ‘up close’ underwater encounters. You can head out onto the ice to get up close to Antarctic penguins with a Penguin Passport encounter. Or take the plunge and swim with the sharks during the Shark Cage Adventure (both encounters require additional bookings).
Visiting SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's
We recommend giving yourself at least 1 –2 hours for this attraction to make the most of your time exploring all the exhibits.
The entrance for SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s is near our bus stop, but the exit is at the other end of the carpark. Because of this, you’ll need to allow a few minutes extra to get back to the bus stop on time.
First bus: 9.50am
Last bus: 4.50pm
23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei
9:30 am – 5 pm daily (Last entry 4 pm)
Please note: Due to recent weather events, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarltons is closed till Monday 20th February, we recommend visiting their Facebook page for updates on reopening
Entry fees apply
Full access, including wheelchairs
Toilet facilities available inside
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