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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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Merlin Annual Pass

Unlock 12 months of fun

Platinum Merlin Annual Pass

Entry to top attractions 365 days a year
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FIRST TIME PURCHASE

$99

Family Price (per person)
  • Enjoy 12 months unlimited entry to 10 attractions
  • Huge savings and discounts on member benefits
  • Take part in all school holidays activities!

Gold Merlin Annual Pass

12 months entry to top attractions - exclusion dates apply
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FIRST TIME PURCHASE

$79

Family Price (per person)
  • Exclusive member benefits
  • Huge savings on food, beverage and experience
  • Entry not valid during school holidays

Platinum Merlin Annual Pass Renewal

Entry to top attractions 365 days a year
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RENEWAL

$65

FAMILY PRICE (PER PERSON)
  • For previous/existing Merlin Annual Pass holders only
  • Enjoy 12 months unlimited entry to 10 attractions
  • Take part in all school holidays activities!

Gold Merlin Annual Pass Renewal

12 months entry to top attractions - exclusion dates apply
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RENEWAL

$52

FAMILY PRICE (PER PERSON)
  • For previous/existing Merlin Annual Pass holders only
  • Huge savings on food, beverage and experience
  • Entry not valid during school holidays
ENJOY A WHOLE YEAR OF FAMILY FUN AT TOP ATTRACTIONS

With a Merlin Annual Pass, you can enjoy a whole year of family fun at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's and 10 top attractions in Australia. Not only do you get unlimited entry for 12 months, but pass holders can save big with exclusive offers and deals, on things such as food and beverage, photo products and even experiences. What are you waiting for? Purchase your Merlin Annual Pass today. 

Already a member? Don't forget to renew your annual pass for a discounted rate and keep the fun going. 

Looking for the perfect present? Give the gift of experience with a Merlin Annual Pass gift voucher. 

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New Zealand Attractions

New Zealand

Discover one of Auckland's leading attractions at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's. 


NSW Attractions

New South Wales

We have 5 awesome attractions in NSW, with 4 conveniently located right in the heart of the CBD and Darling Harbour. 

  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium 
  • WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
  • Madame Tussauds Sydney
  • Sydney Tower Eye
  • Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures


Victoria Attractions

Victoria

Explore our 3 great attraction located in Victoria. 

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
  • LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Melbourne 
  • Otway Fly Treetop Adventures


Queensland Attractions

Queensland

With a Merlin Annual Pass, the fun doesn't stop, with 1 attraction located in the Sunshine Coast. 

  • SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast 


Exclusive Benefits

As a Merlin Annual Pass holder, you get access to some awesome deals and exclusive benefits

Benefits include:

  • 25% off admission for up to 4 friends and family per individual attraction 
  • 20% off food and beverage at participating outlets at Merlin Entertainments attractions in Australia and New Zealand
  • Enjoy a tea or coffee for only $2 every time you visit one of our attractions
  • 50% off single admission for up to 3 friends on your birthday
  • 20% off birthday parties 
  • 10% off Magic Memories photo products
  • Awesome deals on a range of unique experiences at our attractions 
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Experience Deals

BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR

Save over 80% with your Merlin Annual Pass

$53

Full Price

$10

PER PERSON
  • Learn what happens behind the scenes on a unique tour
  • Enjoy a rarely seen view of the aquarium exhibits
  • Help our staff with their daily fish feedings

Penguin Passport Experience

Save 40% with your Merlin Annual Pass

$199

Full Price

$119

Per Person
  • Get up close to our Auckland penguin colony
  • A truly unique 60min behind the scenes experience (age 14+)
  • Experience an on-the-ice encounter like no other

Shark Cage Adventure

2 for 1 offer with your Merlin Annual Pass
Shark Cage Snorkel

$198

Full Price for 2

$99

FOR 2 PEOPLE ($49.50 EACH)
  • Dive into our shark tank for a truly unique experience (min. height 1.3m)
  • Spend 25 minutes coming face-to-face with sharks
  • Dive in for an adrenaline rush

* Merlin Annual Passes are valid for 365 days from the date of collection. Merlin Annual Pass Gift Vouchers are valid for redemption within 3 years (with the exception during sale period of 3 months), once redeemed the pass is valid for 365 days. 

For passes purchased online, you have 7 days to collect your pass from the date of purchase. Currently, we are unable to send out passes purchased online by post. All passes purchased on this website must be collected from SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Merlin 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. With 11 attractions across NSW, VIC, QLD and Auckland (NZ) we offer amazing days out for everyone! The Merlin Annual Passes (AU/NZ) bring together all of Merlin's attractions, offering passholders HUGE savings for a full year (subject to standard operating hours) to all of the included attractions.

Anyone! As long as there are no more than 2 adults (16+ years) and a minimum of 3 people. Therefore a family rate could be 1 adult (16+ years) and 2 children (4-15 years old) or 2 adults and 1 or 2 children (4-15 years old).

Our minimum requirement for family passes is 3 people therefore 1 adult and 2 children could redeem the family rate.

Our minimum requirement for family passes is 3 people therefore 1 adult and 2 children could redeem the family rate.

A Merlin Annual Pass can only be used by one person. The name and photograph of the Passholder appears on the Merlin Annual Pass. We've got to be really strict here - pass use by anyone other than the named and photographed Passholder, regardless of reason, will result in permanent confiscation of the Pass without compensation.

We recommend that a child requires a Merlin Annual Pass once they are 3 years old.

We recommend that a child requires a Merlin Annual Pass once they are 3 years old.

From 24th November 2017 we implemented the global pricing structure for MAP and offer price points: Individual and Family. Previously Child MAP holders was less than 5% of our total.

A Merlin Annual Pass can only be used by one person. The name and photograph of the Passholder appears on the Merlin Annual Pass. We've got to be really strict here - pass use by anyone other than the named and photographed Passholder, regardless of reason, will result in permanent confiscation of the Pass without compensation.

Once you have collected your Merlin Annual Pass/es you can visit the attractions anytime (during standard operating hours) and just need to head to the entrance and get your pass scanned by one of our friendly admissions staff. Please be aware that during peak periods there may be a wait in getting entry to the attractions.

To gain admission into our attractions you will be required to present a valid Merlin Annual Pass. Failure to present a valid Merlin Annual Pass will result in a charge of the “on the day” admission rate applicable to the relevant Attraction, which will be non-refundable.

Sorry, it's only valid for our attractions in Australia and New Zealand.

First of all, don't panic. All you need to do is visit your issuing attraction – the place you originally collected your pass. The admissions team will look you up on the system and print you off a new card. Please note that an administration fee of $20 applies for each card reprinted. You will need to bring a form of photographic ID with you. Please note the fee still applies if your pass has been stolen.