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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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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 18 November 2016 via mobile

I think if they lowered the price a bit more people would come. We had to pay full price for 8 of us. We had a really good time though! So it was worth it to see the kids and adults having a good time....More

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SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you for your review, it is great to hear that you all enjoyed your journey through the aquarium. There are a number of discounts out there and we do offer discounted ticket on our website. With our 'online saver' option the tickets are discounted...More

Reviewed 18 November 2016

We took our Grandchildren to this Aquarium and they had a ball. The presentation is extremelywell done and the kids felt they were up close and personal with the animals.More

Thank Ron T
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your journey with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is wonderful to hear that you and your grandchildren enjoyed your experience while exploring the aquarium. We are looking forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 18 November 2016

This aquarium is nothing like the ones I'm used to in England! It's fun, interactive and much bigger than expected from the outside view. There's loads to keep the young ones interested - I had an adventurous 2 year old in tow, who was only...More

Thank Rebecca B
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

5 STARS !!! Thank you for you review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is wonderful to hear that you and your little adventurous one loved your journey through the aquarium and found...More

Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Our family had a wonderful day out at the Melbourne Aquarian. The penguins were the highlight and especially the string rays that you can see swimming above. My kids were totally amazed the whole time. This place is a great outing for not only families...More

Thank travellingwilbury44
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

5 STARS !!! Thank you for your review, it is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your journey through SEA LIFE Melbourne. Then penguins are definitely a highlight and not just for our visitors :) The oceanarium is also very popular, it is a great...More

Reviewed 17 November 2016

A very enjoyable way to fill the day if you don't mind walking. Extensive displays appealing to all ages and a great variety of attractions including a full-size crocodile and scores of different penguins as well as all the well-diplayed sealife. The ceiling to floor...More

Thank Firsttimecruiser52
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your journey through SEA LIFE Melbourne and found some favourites along the way. Our oceanarium and its tunnels are a favourite for many of our visitors and a great place to observe...More

Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Avoid this place on weekends, you will be regretting due to the longest queues. And avoid this place if it rains as well. The website states some discount but i believe certain hotels give a higher discount of up to 30% than the online discounted...More

Thank Indra27
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne We can be a popular attraction to visit on weekends and public holidays, if you are wishing to avoid the queues we do...More

Reviewed 16 November 2016

There comes a point where 'child-friendly' becomes 'adult-hostile'. The displays and signage were cartoon-y and simplistic, with almost no information about the exhibits. As an adult couple visiting, we felt uncomfortably out of place amongst all the 'Finding Nemo' stuff. Species info was on electronic...More

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SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you for your review and taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is disappointing to hear that you didn't enjoy your journey through the aquarium as much as we would have hoped. We are a family attraction...More

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Cool place. Lot to see and take in. Bit expensive and they fores you to stand and take pictures that they sell at the end of the day....rubbis pictures....More

Thank Danica D
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. It is good to hear that you found SEA LIFE Melbourne to be a cool place :) there is definitely plenty to see and do here. Your...More

Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went with a visitor from USA - loved it, especially the shark talk. We loved the peguins, and paid extra to see the rays fed - excellent.More

Thank Redrossiter
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

5 STARS :D Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your journey through the aquarium and also enjoyed our Behind the Scenes tour....More

Reviewed 15 November 2016

This aquarium is absolutely stunning. It is so well laid out, the animals all seemed in great health and there were some great keeper talks. It is a great place to escape the heat and get away from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne City.More

Thank Steph_5891
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you for your review, 5 STARS!!! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your journey through SEA LIFE Melbourne and found some favourites along the way. We run a number of talks and feeds daily and you're right they are entertaining as well...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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