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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

New Zealand

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The aquarium is closed in response to COVID-19
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

Tickets & Experiences

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SEA LIFE KELLY TARLTON'S IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

As part of the most recent updates to the containment plan for the Covid-19 coronavirus we have been advised by the New Zealand Government to temporarily close SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium. The move is consistent with the closure of other venues and postponement of events in order to prevent further outbreak. Meanwhile, rest assured, our staff will continue to feed, care for and provide enrichment opportunities for the animals in our care until we re-open.

To be kept up to date on when the attraction is scheduled to re-open, please come back and visit our website and if you have already purchased tickets to our attraction, you may use these tickets for any future date through to December 31, 2020. We look forward to delivering memorable experiences again soon.

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$39

Full Price

$31.20

Adult From (Child $21.60)
  • 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 (Mon-Fri) or 10% in peak
  • Discount not available on same day purchases

FIRST TIME PURCHASE

$99

PER ADULT (CHILD $66)
  • 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

$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

$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.

$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!

$132

ONLINE ONLY

$99

FAMILY FROM
  • Buy together and save up to $33 online
  • Prices vary by date and time - cheapest in off-peak periods (mid-week, outside of school and public holidays)
  • Skip the queues with express mobile ticket entry

WEEKDAYS ONLY

$30

1 Adult + 1 Child (under 3)
  • This is an online only ticket and is not available at admissions
  • 1x Adult and 1x Child under 3 years of age
  • Only available Monday to Friday, 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.

$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

$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

$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

Annual Pass Sale Now On!

Don't miss the chance to enjoy 365 days of fishy fun for one incredibly low price with our PLATINUM ANNUAL PASS SALE! Hurry, this offer won't last.

FIRST TIME PURCHASE

$99

PER ADULT (CHILD $66)
  • 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

RENEWAL

$69.30

PER ADULT (CHILD $46.20)
  • Is your current annual pass about to expire?
  • Don't miss out on your existing member renewal discount!
  • Save on experiences, food & beverages, and much more!

FIRST TIME PURCHASE

$80

PER ADULT (CHILD $53)
  • 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

RENEWAL

$56

PER ADULT (CHILD $37.10)
  • Is your current annual pass about to expire?
  • Discounts on experiences, food & beverages, and much more!
  • 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 20% 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.

FROM

$89

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

GIFT VOUCHER

$89

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

FROM

$69

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

Merlin Annual Pass Renewal

RENEWAL

$62

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

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.

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

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.

$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.

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:

  • Save up to 20% on general admission tickets in off-peak (Monday-Friday, outside of School and Public Holidays)
  • Save with online only experience deals
  • Fast-track entry to the attraction with an online mobile ticket

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% in off-peak (Monday-Friday, outside of Public and School Holidays).

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