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Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

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Address: Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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+61 1800 026 576
09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Discover creatures of the Southern Ocean in the 2-million-liter oceanarium.

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Gotten better - if you are willing to pay

It's by no means a budget-friendly outing, but I will concede that there is more value for money than the last time I visited Melbourne Aquarium. Their shark and ray collection... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been here a few times with my children. It's not a place we look back at and think 'gosh didn't we have a great day at the Aquarium'. We enjoy ourselves there and it's OK but not top of the list when planning our outings or really even on the list... more last resort and running out of... More 

Thank Patrick O
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's by no means a budget-friendly outing, but I will concede that there is more value for money than the last time I visited Melbourne Aquarium. Their shark and ray collection is quite impressive and their jellyfish make for some cool photos. Their crocodile is okay (but I didn't listen to the spiel about it) Their penguins were a nice... More 

Thank toastytintin
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its a great place to take the kids on school holidays and its very educational. I loved just sitting in the middle of the centre of the Aquarium and just watching all the fish big and small. The Penguins were great to watch also.

Thank Judy H
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even beginners can scuba dive with some fine Aussie sharks, rays and fish here. Once you are in it is magical as they swim right near you. You will forget to be scared. Most of them keep their mouth closed! An hour scuba training gets you in the water with them. You will sign a strict health waiver so look... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hubby and I walked across the bridge from the crown to visit the aquarium. This place is amazing, the large walk through aquarium with mermaid statues and sharks, I spotted a turtle in one as well. It's also quiet educational to be honest. The penguins are adorable and stinky. There is a massive crocodile. Make sure if you go, that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we had an aftenoon with our 2 year nephew - he was blown away away by the ' fishes, sharks and more colours' in the attractions-what i saw was many families having a very educational and enjoyable time. It was well worth the admission price. I would suggest that you don't go the canteen to early-it is busy and the... More 

Thank 2325082
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great experience and learning for the lil ones. The Penguin enclosure was just awesome. Feeding time is something to watch.

Thank bossirossi2017
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Aquarium in Melbourne was great place to spend few hours wondering around. Large fish tank you could stare for hours and short lecture about large fish tank residents was super interesting. Good place for adults and kids and easy to find in the centre of Melbourne.

Thank pupafobic
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great time with the Kids. Pretty special for the adults too. Make sure you take a jacket or a jumper for the kids. It can be cold in there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So many Beautiful animals to see, with a cafe, places to sit and take in the scenery and contemplate where your going next.

Thank carley b

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