Stop 3: SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s

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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.

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Features

See New Zealand’s unique aquatic life up close, including New Zealand’s largest collection of sharks, gigantic stingrays, and beautiful seahorses. The stunning new 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 also head out onto the ice to get up close to Antarctic penguins with a Penguin Discovery encounter.

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.

Kelly Tarlton’s website

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Stop Info
Bus Timetable
First bus 9.15am, last bus 4.15pm
23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei
Opening Hours
9:30am - 5pm daily (Last entry 4pm)
Full access, including wheelchairs
Toilet facilities available inside

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