Open 9:30am - 5pm daily. Last entries 4pm. 23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei, Auckland

Behind the
Scenes Tour

Don’t miss the Behind the Scenes Tour for your exclusive chance to see how it all works behind the scenes at Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium.

 Behind the Scenes



During the 25 minute in-depth tour of the aquarium's main 'back of house' areas, you'll get to see how everything works at the aquarium, plus feed the fish in our largest fish tank.

Behind the Scenes Tour includes: 

  • Check out the underwater tunnels from above
  • Feed the our snapper, kahawai, trevally and king fish
  • Discover the animal quarantine area and meet some of the temporary inhabitants
  • Learn about our filtration system which pumps seawater straight from Waitemata harbour 


Essential Details:

  • Tour Time: Sunday - Friday at 12.50pm
  • Tour length: approx 20 mins


Book Online and Save!

You can secure your place on the Behind the Scenes Tour by booking the All Inclusive ticket online before you visit.

This ticket includes admission and a discount off the combined entry + tour price.


  • Adult (16+ yrs): from $37
  • Child (3+ yrs): from $19


Book Now and Save!

There are a limited number of tickets available each day. To secure your spot, get in early by booking online!


NOTE: Behind the Scenes Tour tickets can also be purchased at Kelly Tarlton's seperately on the day of your visit, as an add-on to your admission at non-discounted rates. 


Terms & Conditions:

The tour is not suitable for children under the age of 3

No pushchairs are allowed on the tour

People with disabilities should be advised that parts of the tour may be inaccessible (the fish feed in particular)

All children must be accompanied by an adult

Closed in footwear must be worn to take part in the tour

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