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Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

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Address: Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 1800 026 576
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09:30 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Discover creatures of the Southern Ocean in the 2-million-liter oceanarium.

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

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US$41.66*
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Melbourne Attraction Pass: Melbourne Aquarium and Eureka Skydeck 88
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US$219.67*
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Penguin Passport at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
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Shark Dive Experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

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Great place.

Awesome place to go visit while in Melbourne, great viewing areas underwater, the king penguins are cool.... kids had a ball.... can be $$$$ but worth the money. Take your time... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
aminal1
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City of Greater Geelong, Australia
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the place to take the kids for a couple of hours to look at and learn about marine life. Caters for children and families well. Animals are wonderful, people are very friendly and helpful. Lots to learn and do.

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Thank Mandy H
Point Lonsdale
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a group tour of 19 people at the acquarium with Olivia as our guide. The tour started at 3pm which was a good time to go as the crowds of school children had all gone home. Our guide Olivia was MAGNIFICENT. The tour lasted about 1 1/2 hours, and Olivia kept us entertained and interested all that time.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took my 1 year old to the Aquarium and he loved every second of it. To be honest so did his mum and dad. Would go back again

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Thank MyThailandHoliday
Melbourne Australia
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I took our two granddaughters to this aquarium. We are in our 70s and the children were 4 and 6. this facility is friendly for bothy old and young with lifts ( my wife has mobility problems) and stairs forme to entertain the children and give them exercise. The exhibits kept the children entertained and also us... More 

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Thank kenp47
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to bring kids or even adults to view. We have spent almost 2.5hrs here and it's just great.

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Thank Brendon J
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great way to spend a couple of hours keeping the kids entertained Make sure you take lots of photos, the colours and background look fabulous! Book a dive with the sharks if you have time

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Thank saltandpepper1000
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pretty cool aquarium - we really enjoyed the big viewing room and the the plexiglass tunnels where you could get really close the the sharks, fish and rays. We were there on a Friday during the school day, so crowds were very minimal which was nice.

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Thank Tim L
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56 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome place to go visit while in Melbourne, great viewing areas underwater, the king penguins are cool.... kids had a ball.... can be $$$$ but worth the money. Take your time and enjoy the show above.

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Thank aminal1
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57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a great few hours wandering though and looking at all the aquarium displays, there are also some reptile and amphibian displays to check out. The place itself is well laid out and easy to follow your way though. it is clean and well maintained & all the fascinating displays very well presented, however I thought some displays could... More 

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Thank Paul H
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Aquarium on a fine Melbourne Sunday just after they opened. The lines to get in were fairly quick only suggest you pre-pay online to make it even quicker, saves about 15%. Great display of fish, penguins, sharks, stingrays. There is a cafe onsite although we didn't eat there. Parking in the Wilson Parking opposite was reasonable as... More 

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Thank Lyn H

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