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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

New Zealand

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We are re-opening Monday 31 August!
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

Family Pass - From just $107

Auckland's Best Family Day Out is at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's!


Looking for things to do in Auckland with your family?

Look no further - We've got family fun and great savings right here!

Available for online purchase only, the SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Family Pass will not only save you up to $33, but you'll also skip the queues with express mobile ticket entry.

That’s already two great reasons why SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium should be your next family day out but, if that’s not enough, check out more reasons we're Auckland's best family day out below!

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Family Passes are valid for a single entry for 2 adults and 2 children.

Ask your friends to join the fun and SAVE even more on additional adult and child tickets.

Tips: Purchase at least one day in advance and enjoy the best saving.




  • 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

Perfect in Any Weather

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium is completely undercover, so no matter what the weather is doing, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking to get out of the house for a rainy day activity or escape the scorching summer heat, you’ll be so comfortable in our magical underwater that you won’t even think about what’s happening outside.

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13 Amazing Habitat Zones

Kids will love exploring all of the thirteen different zones in our unique underwater world that is full of magical discovery and adventure.

They can experience what it’s like to walk along the bottom of the ocean in our huge shark tunnel, where they’ll find different species of sharks swimming overhead, as well as many other sea creatures that are native to New Zealand waters.

There’s an opportunity for them to show off their creative side in our Amazing Creations zone that is proudly supported by Crayola. They can draw and colour in their own sea creature and watch it come to life on the huge interactive projection wall - cool, huh?

Let them blow off some steam in Shipwreck Shores - our shipwreck-themed playground. There’s a splash table, soft play area, a sea cave crawl adventure and a chill-out zone. Can you find the hidden fish tank inside?

What’s even more amazing is that SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium is home to not one, but two, exclusive New Zealand experiences.

  1. It is the only place in New Zealand that has a colony of Sub-Antarctic penguins (the largest in the Southern Hemisphere too, we might add)
  2. It is the only place in New Zealand that rehabilitates rescued turtles. Get up close and personal with our penguins on an Antarctic Ice Adventure and discover how we care for our rescued turtles in Turtle Bay.
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Educational Opportunities

Of course, there will be plenty of new things your children can learn about when they visit the aquarium. There are loads of fun facts about different creatures, their habitats and how we look after them, but there are also opportunities for them to practice their reading and writing outside of school. Have your kids read our signs and creature information boards, or write a journal all about their day in the car on the way home.

To take advantage of a great family day out saving, purchase your Kelly Tarlton’s family ticket online.

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