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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 are open!
Regular days of operation: Thursday - Monday Bookings are essential - purchase your tickets online 24 hours in advance with a discount of 20%!
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

Tickets & Experiences

We are open Thur to Mon (9.30am -5pm)

KELLY TARLTON'S IS OPEN 5 DAYS A WEEK DURING SCHOOL TERMS

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's is open Thursdays to Mondays 9.30am-5pm (last entry at 4pm).

We have introduced a range of new health and safety measures that seek to reduce the risk associated with the presence of COVID-19, in line with government advice and the requirements of local health authorities.

 

PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

Annual Pass holders (including infants) must pre-book a time slot to guarantee entry.

Pre-booking is essential if you are holding open dated tickets and tickets purchased from a third party. 

Please ensure you book for any infants in your group as they count in our current capacity restrictions.

Book online to guarantee entry

Make sure you book your tickets at least one day ahead to enjoy our great online discount! And don't forget to book for any infants in your group as they are included in our current capacity restrictions. Note: discounts applies to off-peak periods only

$41

SAME DAY PRICE

$32.80

Per adult from (Child from $23.20)
  • Price includes a Digi Photo Pass giving you 10 digital photos – valued at $26!
  • Express entry with mobile ticket entry
  • Enjoy great discount when booked a day or more in advance

$140

ONLINE ONLY

$107

FAMILY FROM
  • Buy together and save up to $33 online, now includes Digi Photo Pass giving you 10 digital photos!
  • Prices vary by date and time
  • Enjoy express mobile ticket entry

Annual Pass pre-book
  • Book this ticket if you have an Annual Pass
  • Make sure you book a date and time to guarantee entry
  • Limited capacity

Ticket pre-book
  • Book this ticket if you have an open dated ticket or a ticket valid whilst the attraction was closed
  • Book this ticket if you are holding a ticket purchased from a third party
  • Limited capacity, make sure you book a date and time to guarantee entry

Unique Experiences

Why not make your experience extra special and book in for one of our experiences? Use our vouchers to book in your date anytime after buying!

$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

$179

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

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

Kelly Tarlton's Annual Pass

Enjoy 12 months of fishy fun for one incredibly low price with our PLATINUM ANNUAL PASS

$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!

Tickets and Passes Info

When you pre-book tickets online via our official website, you can save up to 20% General Admission.

NOTE: Tickets must be booked 1 day in advance. No discount applies to same day bookings.

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

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, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's is now 'cashless'. We want to optimise the ability for card payments to be taken preferentially (as this avoids staff having to come into close contact with paying customers).

Yes! Admission to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's for children 0-2 years old is free when accompanied by an adult ticket or pass holder.

No. A child must enter the attraction with an adult (16 years and above) for safety reasons.

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's is a self-guided aquarium.

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 and download your ticket barcodes prior to walking down the ramp. Then 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 10 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 are 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 such as public buses.

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

As our experiences at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's 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.

Yes, we offer free admission if you are visiting on your birthday! Please ensure you have a photo ID with you to proof your D.O.B.

If your birthday falls on a day that we are close (Tue/Wed), you can visit the day prior or after your birthday (Mon/Thur) to enjoy the special treat. Valid Photo ID is required.

Use the 'Ticket Pre-book' option to reserve a space.  Then present your ID when you arrive at our Admissions Desk.