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

Shark Tunnel

The curved underwater viewing tunnel here at Kelly Tarlton's was the first of its kind in the world!

Many other tunnels like ours have since been replicated and now feature in aquariums all over the world. Here you can walk under some of the world's biggest aquarium sharks, including the Sandtiger and Broadnose Sevengill Sharks. See if you can spot our Wobbegong Shark who loves to camouflage against the rocks.

Iconic New Zealand theming

Marvel at our incredible gigantic Maori heads and traditional Waka, specially carved for Kelly Tarlton's by Ngati Whatua o Orakei

Whilst in the Shark Tunnel, you'll watch in awe as huge Sharks and Stingrays swim majestically overhead. Our Predator Tank alone contains more than a million litres of seawater pumped straight from Waitemata harbour.

Huge Sharks

There are four types of large shark in the Shark Tunnel at Kelly Tarlton's - the Broadnose Sevengill, School Shark, Sand Tiger, and Wobbegong sharks. You can watch them being hand-fed by our divers on Tuesdays and Thursdays - one of our most popular animal feeds!

Also in the tunnel you'll see thousands of other New Zealand native fish, as well as eels and rehabilitated turtles, all creating a magical underwater community.

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