SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s

View and learn about wild marine life

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).

Penguin encounter at Kelly Tarlton's

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.

Additional information about SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s can be found on their website here.

Stop information

Bus Timetable

First bus: 9.50am

Last bus: 4.50pm


23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei

Opening Hours

9:30 am – 5 pm daily (Last entry 4 pm)


Entry fees apply


Full access, including wheelchairs


Toilet facilities available inside

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24 Hours Pass
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Adult: $95
Child: $60
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