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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

New Zealand

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Open Times

We're Open 7 Days!
Open daily 9.30am - 5pm (Last entry 4pm)

04 Jul 2012 10:50:57

We're Changing

Kelly Tarlton's will be relaunching as the all new Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium this September! We're still open whilst the work is carried out in phases, so as to minimise disruption for guests.

As part of this exciting $5m upgrade, a number of changes are now underway. The old Snowcat ride is no longer part of the penguin experience, as we develop a brand new walk-through penguin enclosure. The new enclosure will mean visitors can get closer and spend longer with the penguins than ever before! The new enclosure is due to open in September. The penguins and all of the Kelly Tarlton's animals remain on full display!

The new Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium will feature:

- World's largest penguin colony display

- World's biggest species of stingray

- New Zealand's largest collection of sharks

- New jelly fish display - New Zealand's only live jelly fish display

- World's only display of Spiny Sea Dragons

- New interactive quiz trail for junior explorers to recreate the life and works of Kelly Tarlton himself as they journey through SEA LIFE!

- Over 30 live animal displays, over 80 different species, over 3 million litres of water, and 4 tonnes of snow created daily

A sneak preview of what to expect...

Penguin Walkthrough

Penguins: Get closer and spend longer with the world's largest display of Antarctic penguins than ever before, with a brand new penguin walk-through experience.

Rockpool Artist

Touch Pools: Get hands on with all new touch-pools for amazing creature discoveries with star fish, sea urchins, hermit crabs and more!

Shark Artist

Shark tank: Majestic new Pacifica themed shark tank filled with 23 sharks, and 4 different shark species.

Southern Ocean Artist

Southern Oceans: Amazing new Southern Oceans display with live jelly fish, sea anemones and more.

In the meantime, we're still open, so if you're coming down remember to book your tickets on this website and save BIG compared to standard walk up prices!

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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