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Manly Sea Life Sanctuary

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West Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61282517873
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Shark Diving Xtreme in Sydney
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US$52.61*
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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West Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

This isn't an elaborate, modern aquarium, but it is a nice place to take very little ones because the size is much more manageable than the main aquarium in Sydney. The stairs can be a problem however. There are no elevators. We are sorry to...More

1  Thank Voyager06
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

The sanctuary is located along the waterfront. The day we went, it was rainy and cool. There is plenty of street parking. There are 3 floors - the main floor, a lower floor that contains the walk through shark exhibit, and an upper floor that...More

1  Thank Jeanne P
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Took my grand daughters to visit, interesting but expensive $75 for a family of 4,They enjoyed seeing the divers feed the fish. The lady explaining the penguins was hard to understand.

Thank Claire O
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I have been to many sea worlds and sea sanctuaries around the world but this was the poorest experience ever. Not worth the money or the time to get from Sydney to manly island. Besides the entrance tickets being expensive, this was a poor experience....More

Thank iamKatyyAbdulla
ashley h, Manager at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for visiting recently and also taking the time to provide a review. I'm sorry to hear the visit didn't live up to your expectations. We are a smaller aquarium so make sure we run talks and tours throughout the day with our marine...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017

I decided t get on a Manly Ferry and make my way to Sea Life Aquarium. I recall visiting the Aquarium in 1976 when I first arrived in Sydney! I had been to see the Aquarium in Montreal that had been revamped it was originally...More

Thank wildkatoz
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

The sanctuary was pretty good. Smaller than i expected but a nice place to visit all the same. They have cage free shark diving available also (not my thing so didn't do it)

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We visited the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, and it was a bit of a let down when compared to the aquarium at Darling Harbour. The only positives were that they had more sharks, the stingrays were bigger and they had a good interactive display of...More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

A must see for all ages. Loved the sanctuary. Such amazing staff and volunteers. You could feel the love for the animals!

Thank cindy c
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Hi all, the sea life aquarium is a wonderful place to take kids or have a shark dive, get along for a look or dive before it closes !! Shame

1  Thank Supermax5000
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Quite smaller than I expected. We arrived when they were feeding the fish so all very interesting. Staff were so helpful and full of great information and certainly know their job. Wasn't very busy when we went which was lucky for us. If you go...More

1  Thank Koala1955
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A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take
you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches
here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the
day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is
a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the
Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are
plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent
cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants
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