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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)
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Tickets & Experiences

Enjoy Great Savings

Want to Save? No waiting in lines? Get Your Tickets Online!

Under 3's are FREE

General Admission Ticket

Save up to 20% - Online Only!
General Admission Ticket

$39

Full Price

$32

Adult From (Child $22)
  • Pick a set date for standard 1 day admission
  • Skip the queues with express mobile ticket entry
  • Prices vary by date and time - book in advance to save up to 20% in off peak or 10% in peak

FLEXIBLE ADMISSION TICKET

No need to book a date or time

ONLINE ONLY

$39

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

BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR

Fishy fun for the whole family

$53

Full Price

$46

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

Penguin Passport Encounter

Get up close to our colony

$199

SAVE ONLINE

$159

Per Person From
  • Get up close to our Auckland penguin colony
  • A truly unique 60min behind the scenes experience (age 14+)
  • All day aquarium admission included

More Single Day Tickets

We have great options for visiting Kelly Tarlton's just for a day. Choose from a Flexible admission ticket and visit us at any time in the day within 12 months or save money by pre-booking a specific date and time as you move through the checkout process.

Kelly Tarlton's + Explorer Bus

BONUS ferry trip to Devonport!
Auckland attraction combo ticket - SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's + Explorer Bus

$105

Full Price

$75

PER ADULT (CHILD $40)
  • See the best of Auckland with one great value ticket!
  • Take a ride around Auckland's top tourist spots on the Explorer Bus plus visit SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's
  • Includes BONUS Devonport Ferry ticket!

FAMILY OF 4

2 Adults + 2 Children
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Family Pass

ONLINE ONLY

$105

FROM
  • Buy together and save up to $23 online
  • Prices vary by date and time - cheapest in off peak periods
  • Skip the queues with express mobile ticket entry

Parent + Child

Enjoy a weekday saving

Monday - Friday Only

$30

1 Adult + 1 Child under 3
  • Enjoy extra savings with 20% off retail & cafe purchases
  • 1x Adult and 1x Child under 3 years of age
  • Only available outside of school and public holidays

Unique Experiences

At SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium we give you the opportunity to get up close and personal with our much loved creatures for an unforgettable experience. Each experience includes all day aquarium admission.

BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR

Fishy fun for the whole family

$53

Full Price

$46

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

Shark Cage Adventure

Dive in for an adrenaline rush
Swim with sharks in Auckland

$99

SAVE ONLINE

$89

Per Person
  • Take the plunge in our shark tank for a truly unique experience
  • Spend an exhilarating 15 minutes coming face-to-face with sharks
  • Includes photos + video of your experience plus all day aquarium admission

Penguin Passport Encounter

Get up close to our colony

$199

SAVE ONLINE

$159

Per Person From
  • Get up close to our Auckland penguin colony
  • A truly unique 60min behind the scenes experience (age 14+)
  • All day aquarium admission included

Kelly Tartlon's Annual Pass

Grab yourself a Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Annual Pass and get access to the aquarium for a full 12 months, plus enjoy discounts on experiences, food, beverages and much more! There's always something new to discover at Kelly Tarlton's.

Platinum Annual Pass

Unlimited entry 365 days of the year!
Kelly Tarlton's Platinum Annual Pass

FIRST TIME PURCHASE

$61

FAMILY PRICE (PER PERSON)
  • Enjoy unlimited entry for a full 12 months!
  • Discounts on experiences, food, beverages and much more!
  • Skip the queues with express Annual Pass attraction entry

Gold Annual Pass

12 months entry outside of school holidays
Kelly Tarlton's Gold Annual Pass

FIRST TIME PURCHASE

$48

FAMILY PRICE (PER PERSON)
  • Access the aquarium as many times as you like outside of school holidays
  • Discounts on experiences, food & beverages, and much more!
  • Skip the queues with express Annual Pass holder entry

Platinum Annual Pass Renewal

Renew for another 12 months of fun and save!
Renew for another 12 months of fun and save!

RENEWAL

$57

FAMILY PRICE (PER PERSON)
  • Is your current annual pass about to expire?
  • Don't miss out on your existing member renewal discount!
  • Save on experiences, food & beverage, and much more!

Gold Annual Pass Renewal

Renew for another 12 months of fun and save!
Renew for another 12 months of fun and save!

RENEWAL

$44

FAMILY PRICE (PER PERSON)
  • Is your current annual pass about to expire?
  • Don't miss out on your existing member renewal discount!
  • Save on experiences, food & beverage, and much more!

Merlin Annual Passes

Planning a holiday to Australia? Buy an annual pass and get unlimited fun to all 10 Attractions across Australia & New Zealand! You will also get a 20% discount off Tours & Experiences as well as 10% off food & drink and $10 off Magic Memories souvenir photo packs. With the Platinum Merlin Annual Pass enjoy the freedom to visit our magical attractions 365 days a year and all school holidays activities. Gold Merlin Annual Pass offers great value, off-peak access to our top attractions - exclusion dates apply.

Platinum Annual Pass

Valid 12 months including school holidays
annual pass sale

$99

SALE

$79

Family Price (per person)
  • Enjoy 12 months unlimited entry
  • Great savings in cafes and gift shop
  • Discounted additional experiences

Platinum Annual Pass Gift Voucher

Give the gift of experience
gift voucher annual pass

$99

GIFT VOUCHER SALE

$79

Family Price (per person)
  • Enjoy 12 months unlimited entry
  • Great savings in cafes and gift shop
  • Discounted additional experiences

Gold Annual Pass

Valid 12 months excluding school holidays
annual pass sale

$79

SALE

$65

Family Price (per person)
  • Entry not valid during school holidays
  • Great savings in cafes and gift shop
  • Discounted additional experiences

Merlin Annual Pass Renewal

Platinum Annual Pass Renewal

Valid 12 months including school holidays
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RENEWAL

$65

FAMILY PRICE (PER PERSON)
  • For previous/existing Merlin Annual Pass holders only
  • Enjoy 12 months unlimited entry
  • Discounted additional experiences

Gold Annual Pass Renewal

Valid 12 months excluding school holidays
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RENEWAL

$52

FAMILY PRICE (PER PERSON)
  • For previous/existing Merlin Annual Pass holders only
  • Entry not valid during school holidays
  • Discounted additional experiences

Experience Gift Vouchers

Our Animal Experiences Gift Vouchers are perfect for any occasion! Looking for the perfect gift? We offer Animal Experiences Gift Vouchers for both Penguin Passport and Shark Cage. Our vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Shark Cage Gift Voucher

The gift of an adrenaline rush
Swim with Sharks in Auckland at Kelly Tarlton's

GIFT VOUCHER

$99

Per Person
  • Take the plunge in our shark tank for a truly unique experience
  • Spend an exhilarating 15 minutes coming face-to-face with sharks
  • Includes photos + videos of your experience plus all day aquarium admission

Penguin Passport Gift Voucher

A truly unique gift

GIFT VOUCHER

$199

Per Person
  • Get up close to our Auckland penguin colony
  • A truly unique 60min behind the scenes experience (age 14+)
  • All day aquarium admission included

Group Ticket Discounts

Gather the whole crew and head to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's for a fantastic day out! We offer great ticket discounts when you visit with a group of 10 or more people.

Group Admission Tickets

Save more when visiting with 10+ people!

$39

Full Price

$29

Adult From (Child $16)
  • ANY group of 10 or more enjoys even bigger discounts with this ticket!
  • Skip the queues with express mobile ticket entry
  • Pick a set date for standard 1 day admission, prices vary by date

Events at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's

Auckland's funnest kids birthday party venue is SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's. Join us for your a magical underwater adventure as you celebrate with friends and family.

Kids Birthday Party

Auckland's funnest, hassle-free kids party!
Kids Birthday Party

BOOK ONLINE

$25

PER CHILD
  • Dedicated birthday party zone and party host for 2 whole hours
  • Party invites, gift shop discount and photo pack included
  • All day admission to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's

Tickets and Passes Info

Tickets are available for purchase on the day at the attraction, however, when you purchase online via this website - the official Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's website - you can:

No. A child must enter the attraction with an adult (18 years and above) for safety reasons.

Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's is a self-guided aquarium. A Behind The Scenes tour can be purchased which includes a guided tour of the back of house areas within Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's. 

Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's can get busy during peak periods so there may be queues in these periods. We strongly recommend selecting the 'Print@Home and Mobile Ticket' option when purchasing your tickets online as there is no need to line up in the 'prepaid queue' to collect tickets from our ticket desk. Just head straight to our attraction entry points and scan your ticket! 

Day tickets are the various general admission tickets available for your visit to Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's. These included non-dated fully flexible tickets, discounted online savers where you need to select a date and time for your visit and a range of bundled admission + experience options.

Merlin Entertainments is one of the world's largest location-based entertainment companies and owners of Australia and New Zealand's best and most exciting visitor attractions, including SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. With 11 attractions across NSW, VIC, QLD and Auckland (NZ) we offer amazing days out for everyone!

The Merlin Annual Pass (AU/NZ) is a multi attraction pass that brings together all of Merlin's attractions, offering pass-holders HUGE savings for a full year to all of the included attractions. We're totally confident no other passes offer anything like as much value - because no-one else can!

The Merlin Annual Pass also makes the perfect gift. Check out our gift vouchers page for more information.

Yes, you can park at Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's. However, there are limited spaces and during peak periods the car park can become full. We recommend alternative transport options during these periods like the Shark Bus shuttle or public buses.

In order to give the Penguin colony more room on the ice, we removed the Penguin ride. Now you can get even closer to the cheeky Gentoo and regal King Penguins.

Yes! Admission for children under the age of 3 is free to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's when accompanied by an adult ticket or pass holder.

As our experiences at SEA LIFE Sydney run on specific days and times, the recipient of an experience gift voucher will be required to send an email to book in. Contact details are provided on their gift voucher.

When you pre-book tickets online via our official website, you can save up to 20% on general admission tickets compared with walk up prices!

Compare SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's aquarium general admission ticket prices here.