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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

New Zealand

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Looking for things to do in Auckland? Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's offers something for everyone!

Whether you're visiting Auckland, or you're a local looking for things to do in Auckland with the family, then SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium is your best bet!

Entertain the Family
There are over 13 themed zones including an indoor playground, Seahorse kingdom and our fresh-water display! See all of our exhibits and zones here.

Enjoy a Rainy Day Activity
We're a completely indoor Auckland attraction. So next time it's looking a little grey, why not come and hang out with the beautiful King and Gentoo penguins? You can even venture into the exhibit and on the ice with them in our penguin encounter experience.

Face Your Shark Fear 
Did you know you can jump into our Shark Cage and swim with Grey nurse, Sevengills and Wobbygong sharks? It's one of SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's favourite experiences and it requires no diving experience!

Bring Your Drawings to Life

Through creativity and state-of-the-art technology, Amazing Creations allows guests of all ages to design their own sea creature, scan it in at one of our four distinct stations and then see it magically appear in front of their eyes as it makes its way from an underwater screen to a huge interactive screen! 

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WHAT'S ON AT SEA LIFE KELLY TARLTON'S

  • Experience over 30 live animal exhibits in spectacular habitat displays, including the world's largest Antarctic penguin colony exhibit and amazing underwater viewing tunnels.
  • Enjoy a coffee and meal at our Cafe while the children enjoy the Shipwreck Shores soft play area. 
  • Follow SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's interactive quiz trail where they can soak up all there is to know about the aquarium's many conservation initiatives,
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BUY TICKETS ONLINE & SAVE

Purchase your tickets online in advance and save up to 20% on general admission!

Bring kids under age 3 along for an underwater adventure with free admission.

General Admission Ticket

Save up to 20% - Online Only!
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$39

Full Price

$32

Adult From (Child $22)
  • Pick a set date for standard 1 day admission
  • Skip the queues with express mobile ticket entry
  • Prices vary by date and time - book in advance to save up to 20% in off peak or 10% in peak

FAMILY OF 4 ADMISSION

2 Adults + 2 Children
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ONLINE ONLY

$109

FROM
  • Buy together and save up to $23 online
  • Prices vary by date and time - cheapest in off peak periods
  • Skip the queues with express mobile ticket entry

Kelly Tarlton's Annual Pass

12 months unlimited entry
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$80

SAVE ONLINE

$72

Per Adult (Child $50)
  • 12 months unlimited entry to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's
  • Discounts on experiences, food, beverages and much more!
  • Skip the queues with express Annual Pass attraction entry