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    SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    At SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium there is over 30 exhibits and more than 80 different species. Featuring 13 themed zones, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium boasts unique attractions including world’s largest Sub-Antarctic penguin colony display, world’s only display of Spiny Sea Dragons and the world’s biggest species of stingray. The Antarctic Encounter is a walk-through penguin encounter which allows visitors to get closer than ever before to the majestic King and playful Gentoo penguins. Kelly Tarlton’s famous Shark Tunnel (The brainchild of renowned marine archaeologist and diver Kelly Tarlton), is home to New Zealand’s largest collection of sharks with Maori Pacifica themed. The Rockpool Experience allows visitors to touch a starfish and, with Amazing Creation and Turtle Rescue interactive zones this truly is a great day out.
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    Departure Point
    SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, 23 Tamaki Drive Ōrākei, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071 New Zealand
    Departure Time
    10/1/2018 - 9/30/2019Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    10/1/2019 - 12/1/2019Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    12/2/2019 - 1/31/2020Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Duration
    1h
    Inclusions
    • Complimentary shuttle bus service (Subject to availability)
    • Entry/Admission - SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Food and drinks (available to purchase on-site)
    • Souvenir Photos (available to purchase on-site)
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Photography is allowed, however use of flashbulbs around the animals is prohibited
    • Open from 9:30am to 5:00pm (last entry at 4.00pm)
    • Shuttle bus service operates daily from 9:30am to 3:30pm every hour on the half hour (ie. 9.30am, 10.30am, etc)
    • Child 15 years and under must enter with an adult
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The Antarctic penguins are so beautiful and it's special to be able to watch them close up but we were struck by how small and dates the colony's enclosure seemed, especially given the depths that these birds dive and distances they swim in the wild. There seemed to be no
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    Family of 8 adults and 3 kids. It is educational. Amazing sea creatures. The kiddos loved it a lot. We came to see the sharks twice! Must visit!
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    We spent an afternoon at the aquarium, had a great time. There is an excellent mix of NZ and sea creatures from more distant seas. Has a full-scale recreation of Scott's expedition base at the South pole. Daughter loved the virtual fish aquarium where you draw your own fish,
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    After reading a few reviews in places i wasn't fussed if we made it to Kelly Tarlton's......... well we had the time and I'm very pleased we did. It was such a cool experience for our nearly 3 year old, he had such a cool time there and loved the penguins, seeing the sharks and
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    The only display that is worth seeing is the penguins enclosure. This place would have been a world class aquarium in the 80s, but after 40 years and in 2019, it is really outdated as compare with other aquariums.
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    victoria_louise_SA
    Adelaide, Australia
    143
    Beautiful penguins but small, tired looking enclosures. The animals deserve better
    The Antarctic penguins are so beautiful and it's special to be able to watch them close up but we were struck by
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    yramnino
    Rotorua, New Zealand
    2410
    We love the experience ❤️
    Family of 8 adults and 3 kids. It is educational. Amazing sea creatures. The kiddos loved it a lot. We came to see
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    _starbabyf4g
    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    4432
    Great Aquarium
    We spent an afternoon at the aquarium, had a great time. There is an excellent mix of NZ and sea creatures from
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    marmadukelondon
    london
    11419
    Kelly Tarlton. What an adventurer
    I had been before but LOVE the perfect copy of the Scott tents etc and the history contained. WHY IS THIS NOT ON
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    Belinda A
    Waipawa, New Zealand
    162
    Very Impressed
    After reading a few reviews in places i wasn't fussed if we made it to Kelly Tarlton's......... well we had the
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    kdl5117
    243
    Fun outing
    Underwater tunnel was awesome - enjoyed the penguin enclosure and the keeper talk. Interesting and educational.
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    Springleaf
    Singapore
    2716
    Very old and small - a waste of time
    The only display that is worth seeing is the penguins enclosure. This place would have been a world class aquarium
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    karori12
    Auckland, New Zealand
    20258
    My 2 YO Grandson loves sharks
    We took our Uk based grandson Tommy to Sea Life the other day and were so pleased we did. A wonderful experience
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    Michaelaandjosh
    8124
    Must do in auckland
    This is a great place to visit while in Auckland and have been plenty of times and still enjoy it not just the
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    Happiness532465
    72
    Penguins!
    The best part of the aquarium are the penguins. Of course, this location was overrun with squealing children. If
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    CBNZ1977
    Auckland Central, New Zealand
    51
    Excellent family day out
    This is a fantastic place to come with children of all ages, snow mobiles to sit on, conveyor to ride on and all
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    I9160ZGmichaelh
    53
    What a great aquarium
    Have to say that this was one of my favorites during my visit to Auckland. I could literally spend a full day
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    timhartland
    Mandurah, Australia
    368139
    Really great venue and experience
    Visited as part of a day trip off a cruise, purchased combined with a hop on hop off in Auckland. Was second
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    Suzanne W
    San Diego
    34
    OK aquarium - photo issue
    I went to the aquarium last Saturday with my partner. We thought it was good, lots of interesting things to see
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    Julie K
    Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    93
    Sea turtles!
    Fabulous to find out that 5 of the 7 species of sea turtles in the world visit here! WOW! These guys do a great
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