SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, Auckland

3.8
On the Auckland waterfront, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium showcases the underwater treasures of the South Ocean through more than 30 exhibits and 9 themed areas. You can get really close to king and gentoo penguins, see stingrays and jellyfish, and even stroll through an exciting shark tunnel. Adventurous visitors can try shark diving, with or without a protective cage. See SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium and all Auckland has to offer by arranging your trip with our Auckland trip planner.
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  • This is a historic Aquarium, showcasing New Zealand’s sea life and the 2nd expedition to Antarctica. Large collection of King and Blue Penguins as well as rays, sharks and other fish and turtles...  more »
  • My son loved this place so much that we went twice while we were on holiday, the staff are amazing and super helpful, they had a nice little cafe and the gift shop was amazing  more »
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  • Small aquarium but in a great location with a neat underground method and sea-level viewing window. A few specific great features like the rotating ice tube, TONS of penguins, and underwater tunnel pool - watch sharks and mantas swim over you! Limited wildlife, and no live turtles I could see. But what they do have is good. Also, SHARK BUS!
  • Penguins and sharks are easily the highlights. Their penguin colony is fascinating to watch both in the water and on land. And the sharks swimming above you in the tunnel is incredibly cool. Staff was all very friendly. Went on a Saturday morning and it wasn’t overwhelmingly busy, although I certainly had to wait my turn to see things. Gift shop at the end is unnecessarily large, but if you’re looking for that kinda thing, it’s there.

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