Address: Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive

Orakei,Auckland, NZ, 1071

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Penguin Passport!

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Get closer to our colony of penguins!

Experience an on-the-ice encounter like no other, as you venture into the world's largest Antarctic penguin colony display with Penguin Passport!
When: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 10.30am
See below for more details
How many: Maximum FOUR participants per day

For the first time ever in New Zealand, we're giving our visitors the opportunity to experience an intimate on-the-ice encounter with our amazing penguins.

Penguin Passport allows visitors to explore the wonderful snow-filled penguin enclosure and the opportunity to get up close and personal with the magnificent King and Gentoo Penguins. Visitors will enjoy a private Q&A session with an experienced Penguin Keeper as part of the experience. Photos of your experience are taken while you are on the ice, and are included in the price.

Penguin Passport - General Information:

  • When: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 10.30am
  • How many: Maximum FOUR participants per day
  • Participants MUST be aged 14 years or older - Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian. 
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Save up to $40 when you book online!*

Price includes entry to the aquarium for the participant. Accompanying visitors are eligible to a 20% discount off their entrance fee. To obtain this discount visitors must be booked by phone at the same time or enter the aquarium with the participant. Not valid with any other discounts.

Or telephone us on ( 09 ) 531 5065

Advance bookings essential

Terms & Conditions

Tour times and days are subject to change, for the most up-to-date information call (09) 531 5065

You will be asked to complete a Penguin Passport declaration form on arrival. This will include the following:

  • Are you 14 years or older?
  • Have you been in contact with birds in the last 24 hours?
  • Are you able to navigate stairs?
  • Have you suffered from Flu/Cold/Gastro/Respiration infection in the last 48 hours?
  • Do you understand that no jewellery, watches, mobile phone or cameras can be taken on the tour? 

Cancellation Policy:

  • In order to be confirmed, a booking must be paid in full.
  • Cancellations must be advised in writing to info@kellytarltons.co.nz
  • Cancellations between 0 - 5 days prior will receive no refund. 
  • Cancellations 6 days or more prior will receive a full refund.
  • Date changes are not permitted 3 days or less before the booked experience.
  • Date changes are possible 4 or more days before the booked experience subject to availability.
  • Transfers to friends/family members possible as long as friend/family member meets participation criteria.

*Online prices vary due to demand and season.



Our Animals

Admission & Penguin Passport

Your trip to meet the penguins


at the door


Per Person
  • Meet our Auckland colony and learn about their personalities (age 14+)
  • 60 minute tour led by our penguin experts
  • Price includes all day admission to the aquarium