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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

New Zealand

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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

19 Nov 2014 07:30:15

Kelly Tarlton’s Celebrates 30 Years

It is nearly 30 years since Kelly Tarlton brought his dream of an aquarium to life. In January 2015 we are celebrating our 30th anniversary and we are inviting everyone to send in photos, videos and memories of themselves at Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium.

A selection of memories will be displayed on a special memory wall at the aquarium, to be unveiled in January.

In April 1984 construction began on the 2.4 metre-diameter tunnel and moving platform walkways. Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World opened on the 25th of January 1985. Kelly aimed to have 200,000 visitors to the aquarium within the first year, but just within seven weeks after opening Kelly Personally greeted the 100,000th visitor.

The aquarium has continued to be a success and we would love to hear what your best memory of Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium is.

Please submit your memory by going to www.kellytarltons.co.nz/30th-birthday



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


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