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Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

#40 of 425 things to do in Melbourne Features Animals
| corner of Flinders Street and King Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 1800 026 576
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US$234.05*
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Discover creatures of the Southern Ocean in the 2-million-litre oceanarium. Melbourne SEA LIFE aquarium is home to king penguins, nurse sharks and a mega croc.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| corner of Flinders Street and King Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 1800 026 576
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We absolutely loved Sea Life! Kids had a ball!! We did get lost at one stage trying to find the penguins! We got there eventually!! Lady who was in charge of the album's and photos was so nice made for a great morning outting!!!

Thank CarlyRou86
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This, our second visit, was far more enjoyable than the first. There's plenty to see at the aquarium and you can easily enjoy a while day there. I suggest staying away on school holidays/public holidays. It's just too much effort when it's crowded. But pick...More

Thank Aussie_traveller63
Reviewed 2 days ago

i love this place more than my son. from the moment you enter you are taken on an amazing journey through the looking glass under the sea. so many interactive areas that the kids just love it. the largest of the viewing areas can be...More

Thank heathvenn
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great attraction for kids and the kid in you. Probably would have been better during the week as Saturday morning was chokkers with kids, but we had a great visit anyway. Well set up and you meander through the complex following the...More

Thank 2011travel54
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sea Life have a complex ticket price. It varies on demand . It is Cheaper to book on line rather than pay on the day. There are also other companies proving ticked sales cheaper such as 365 tickets. Buying tickets through the RACV is not...More

Thank jeffreyw129
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family has visited all 3- 'Sea Life Aquariums' on the East Coast of Australia- Mooloolaba QLD, Sydney & recently Melbourne. Good To see preservation of nature and changing human habits is alive and doing well. We liked the exhibits at Melbourne- limited number of...More

Thank Jamie s
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. It's awesome to hear your experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne was positive and informative. Our crocodile Pinjarra is just over metres long so you are correct; he is a very big creature indeed! We do hope to see you for...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great time here. Lots to see. Highlights are the large shark tank and the croc! I could have spent hours looking at these. The Penguins were also great and are funny to watch. The staff are knowledgable if you can catch a...More

Thank 73darren
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. SEA LIFE Melbourne is full of amazing creatures and filled with information and it's great to hear you experienced it all and loved it! You're correct about the online tickets, as you can save at least 10% off the...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My partner and I were hoping for a casual visit to the aquarium and got absolutely swamped by families/children. There was no air, spare tables, food left or space to see any attractions! There should have been a capacity limit. Very smelly. Not pleasant.More

Thank Mira C
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. It's unfortunate to hear you did not find your visit to SEA LIFE Melbourne a pleasant experience. During school holidays we do get a higher number of admissions than normal, so we do recommend visiting outside these periods if you...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited the Sea LIfe Melbourne Aquarium with my 2 grand children and they loved it there ages are 5 and 7. They got in volved with a lot of things there to do and see. I found food was quiet expensive and not cheap...More

Thank Wendyfburnsaust
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. It's amazing to hear your grandchildren had an amazing time here at SEA LIFE Melbourne. For your next visit, purchase our 'saver admission' tickets through our website to save at least 10% off the standard admission prices. We look forward...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

It is very expensive for a terrible aquarium. The atmosphere of the Melbourne Aquarium was dull and boring. The food wasn't great either.More

Thank oscarklynagh
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank your for your review. It's disappointing to hear that SEA LIFE Melbourne did not meet your expectations. We have talks and feeds going on throughout the day from 11-4 so perhaps you missed these? We will take your feedback on board and we do...More

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Laraine C
1 September 2016|
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Response from Peter C | Reviewed this property |
Yes the venue is great, I struggle with stairs and there are lifts and ramps to all areas.
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Joel R
23 July 2016|
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Response from raywang_Melbourne | Reviewed this property |
The closest car park is 474 Flinders Street Car Park, or slightly further 522 Flinders Lane Car Park. Book at Secureparking.
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Jim G
27 August 2015|
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it was bult in 2000
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