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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

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Under 3's are FREE

General Admission Ticket

Save up to 20% - Online Only!

$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

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.

General Admission Ticket

Save up to 20% - Online Only!

$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

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

$99

SAVE ONLINE

$89

Per Person
  • Dive into our shark tank for a truly unique experience (ages 14+)
  • Spend ~25 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

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

GIFT VOUCHER

$99

Per Person
  • Dive into our shark tank for a truly unique experience (ages 14+)
  • Spend ~25 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

ANNUAL PASSES

The Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Annual Pass lets you visit as many times as you like, at any time of the year! Get to know our animals at all times of the year - from baby penguin season to crayfish moulting to school holiday fun - there's always something different to discover. The Merlin Annual Pass (AU/NZ) brings together all of Merlin's attractions on one pass, offering pass holders HUGE savings for a full year to all of the included attractions. We're totally confident no other pass offers anything like as much value - because no-one else can!

Merlin Annual Pass First Purchase

Huge savings and unlimited value

FIRST PURCHASE

$79

Family Price (per person)
  • 12 months unlimited entry to 11 fun-filled attractions
  • Access on all days and all times, including public holidays
  • Discounts on experiences, food, beverages and much more!

Merlin Annual Pass Gift Voucher

Give the gift of experience

GIFT VOUCHER

$79

Family Price (per person)
  • 12 months unlimited entry to 11 attractions
  • Huge savings and discounts on food and photo packs
  • Access on all days and all times, including public holidays

Kelly Tarlton's Annual Pass

ON SALE - LIMITED TIME ONLY!
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Annual Pass

FIRST PURCHASE

$80

Per Adult (Child $55)
  • 12 months unlimited entry to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's
  • Discounts on experiences, food, beverages and much more!
  • Skip the queues with express Annual Pass attraction entry

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!

BOOK ONLINE

$25

PER CHILD
  • Dedicated birthday party zone and party host for 2 whole hours
  • Dedicated party host and behind the scenes tour including fish feeding
  • All day admission to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's

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

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.