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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

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Open daily 9.30am - 5pm (Last entry 4pm)

04 Jun 2019 14:06:33

Elemental AKL Dining in the Deep

As part of Auckland’s newest winter festival, Elemental AKL, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s is hosting an exclusive 18+ evening where guests can indulge in a specially-designed menu inspired by Tāmaki Makaurau’s local elements of Earth, Air, Fire and, most importantly, Water!

Taking place on Saturday 27 July, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Dining in the Deep event allows guests to explore the aquarium – from Turtle Bay to the Shark Tunnel – at their leisure while enjoying delicious food, drinks and live music surrounded by spectacular sea creatures.

Guests will embark on their journey at the replica of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Hut in the coldest place on Earth, where they can graze on lamb croquettes, goat’s cheese millie fuille, gazpacho jelly and black olive pinwheel finger foods.

Guests will venture into the icy terrain of Antarctica where they will experience frosty Air while visiting SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s colony of King and Gentoo Penguins and enjoying confit duck leg and chicken liver parfait.

The next stop is Turtle Bay where guests can feast their eyes on panoramic views of the Auckland Harbour Bridge and CBD skyline and sample juicy beef brisket or caramelised pork belly the Fire smokehouse food station.

To finish the culinary adventure through the aquarium, guests can float along the travelator in the Shark Tunnel surrounded by glistening Water while tasting Fijian Kokoda and squid ink cured salmon canapés.

Guests will receive a glass of the delicious Peter Yealands Sparkling Blush Pinot Gris upon arrival and can purchase additional drinks throughout the evening.

Pre-release tickets are for purchase for $79 through this link: http://bit.ly/DiningInTheDeep. Bookings are essential for this extraordinary aquarium experience. 

Dining in the Deep, in association with Auckland Tourism, Events, and Economic Development (ATEED), is proud to be part of Elemental AKL. Elemental AKL is a new region-wide festival illuminating Tāmaki Makaurau during winter from 1-31 July 2019. Further information can be found here: elementalakl.co.nz.


No need to book a date or time



Per adult (Child $27)
  • Flexible entry - arrive anytime in the next 12 months
  • Skip the queues with express mobile ticket entry
  • Free admission under age 3


Fishy fun for the whole family


Full Price


Adult From (Child $29)
  • Learn what happens behind the scenes on a unique tour
  • Enjoy a rarely seen view of the aquarium exhibits
  • All day aquarium admission included