Explore Kelly Tarlton's
Step into Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium and experience magical mystery underwater worlds while meeting some of the incredible animals that call these environments home.
Opened in 1985, the original Underwater World was the vision of Kelly Tarlton - an extraordinary Kiwi adventurer, diver, explorer and inventor, who wanted to share his love of the ocean with others.
Stingray Bay offers an awe-inspiring look at the giant stingrays, before delving deep into the Underwater World to see the rich variety of species from New Zealand's coastal waters. Come face to face with sharks, turtles, giant rays and other incredible deep sea creatures on the moving walkway.
New Zealand's rocky shore and tropical species await you in Fish Gallery. See everything from crayfish to seahorses, octopus to piranha and moray eels. Then journey into the Seahorse Kingdom with seahorses from around the world.
The adventurous visitor can choose to take part in an Animal Adventures - snorkeling with the sharks with Shark Cage, diving cage-free with Shark Dive Xtreme or mingling with the penguins on the ice with Penguin Discovery.
It's all waiting for you at Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium.