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Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

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23 Tamaki Dr | Orakei, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 800 446 362
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Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium Entry Ticket
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Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s is New Zealand’s most famous aquarium! It is home to New Zealand's only sub-Antarctic penguins and offers a myriad of opportunities to get up close and personal with incredible marine life from the Pacific and Southern oceans. For a truly incredible experience, take the plunge on an Animal Adventure jump into the shark tank and go snorkeling with 14 massive sharks or jump on the ice and get up close and personal with the King and Gentoo penguins!
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  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“moving walkway” (58 reviews)
“shark bus” (55 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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23 Tamaki Dr | Orakei, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
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+64 800 446 362
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"penguin enclosure"
in 91 reviews
"moving walkway"
in 58 reviews
"shark bus"
in 55 reviews
"shark tank"
in 48 reviews
"underwater world"
in 48 reviews
"free shuttle"
in 67 reviews
"conveyor belt"
in 32 reviews
"king penguins"
in 29 reviews
"glass tunnel"
in 27 reviews
"underwater tunnel"
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"feeding times"
in 26 reviews
"quay street"
in 28 reviews
"rainy day"
in 74 reviews
"behind the scenes"
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"mission bay"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I had some time to kill before we went to the Airport for our flight home. Both of us had been to Kelly Tarltons many many many years ago. We thought this would be a good chance to see what the place...More

Thank Dean M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well organised great info overseas family visitors enjoyed the activities and sea life. The experience was amazing the peguins and large stingrays and sharks was great.

Thank Carol R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved being here with the kids. They just loved it. We went at the start of the school holidays and it is all the kids have talked about. Now we wish we bought an annual membership. Saw the shark feed and it was epic. Recommend...More

Thank bestmomever1967
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although it is a small aquarium, they have a lot of penguins and a range of interactive activities. It's a great visit but I wouldn't rate the value of the trip highly. I recommend getting a combo ticket with Skytower and the aquarium online for...More

Thank Serena Y
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the free shuttle bus in the morning. On the way our friendly bus driver informed us about the different tours and the feed & talk times. We decided to attend the penguin feed & talk. The penguins were so cute we could have...More

Thank Ha_jenny
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the penguins, always hope to see eggs. They are super cute. The kids enjoy so much at the 3d colouring/ scanning sea thing, so much fun to find your colouring on the wall swimming around. The playground also great for them to climb up...More

Thank Amykyle
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fish variety and the actual exhibits of the turtles are really good. I have been to quite a few aquariums around the world and this is done on a smaller scale but worth a visit. A good activity to do when its raining as...More

Thank marlinin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my granddaughter, aged 10. We arrived in time for penguin feeding at 11.30, beware the queues to get in can be quite long. The commentary about penguins was informative and kept the children interested. We stayed 3 hours going backwards and forwards through...More

Thank CherryB54
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very nice and fun-filled visit to Kelly Tarlton - we especially liked the fact that we could buy tickets online and then go past everyone waiting in the queue when we arrived.

Thank CNunes13
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fantastic experience-very educational-i wanted to dive with the sharks but they did not do it on the couple of days we had i Auckland-still great to see the sharks being fed & all the other things like the penguins--highly reccomended

Thank jez d
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Vicki P
February 5, 2018|
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Response from LoneTraveller61 | Reviewed this property |
152 Quay Street (bottom of Queen Street)
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Athikumanan
August 6, 2017|
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Response from C S | Reviewed this property |
No the bus stop is very near the door for arrival but you do have to walk a little way (about 100 metres on flat ground) to catch the bus when you are finished. Unless you have something seriously wrong it should be no... More
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sparrow8885
January 29, 2017|
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Response from Nicola B | Reviewed this property |
The sign in the aquarium today said 14:00 tues & thurs for fish feeding.
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