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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

New Zealand

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We're open Thursday-Monday 9.30am-5.00pm Bookings are essential - purchase your tickets online with a discount of 20%!
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium


Enjoy huge savings and VIP benefits!

Enjoy 12 months of underwater fun!


  • 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


  • 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



  • 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!



  • Is your current annual pass about to expire?
  • Discounts on experiences, food & beverages, and much more!
  • Save on experiences, food & beverage, and much more!

Passholder Pre-Book Essential

If you are an Annual Passholder you must pre-book a time slot to guarantee entry and avoid disappointment. 

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


Grab yourself a SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Platinum or Gold Annual Pass and access the aquarium as many times as you like for a full 12 months.

If you want the freedom to come whenever you want, including during the school holidays, then grab a Plantinum Pass today, or if you're happy to come outside of school holidays, then a Gold Pass offers is for you.

You'll be able to see our animals grow and change throughout the year, from baby penguin season to crayfish moulting - there's always something new and interesting to discover. 

And with exclusive member benefits, including discounts on our animal encounters and on food & beverage, a SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Annual Pass will make you feel like a VIP! And did we mention that you'll also beat the queues with express entry! 

PLUS, new for 2020, annual pass holders can now enjoy great savings with our friends at Fullers360 and Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari's - see below for details!

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Exclusive Benefits

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VIP Benefits

  • Access to all holiday promotions
  • Exclusive invitation to members-only events, launches, previews and promotions
  • 25% off entry for one additional friend/family member visiting with you (discount is only available on full-priced adult and child tickets, 1 person per annual pass)
  • 10% discount at the gift shop
  • 10% discount on kids birthday parties
  • $28 Magic Memories photo packs or $20 annual digital-only photo pass.
  • 10% discount on selected Fullers360 Experiences and Cruises, including Tiritiri Matangi Island Ferry, Rangitoto Island Ferry, Waiheke Island Ferry, Coromandel Ferry, Rotoroa Island Ferry, Motutapu Island Ferry, Harbour Cruise, Waiheke Explorer Hop-on Hop-off Tour. Discount is valid on Family, Adult and Children tickets subject to availability. Tickets can only be purchased directly from one of Fullers360 ticket offices, and your Annual Pass must be presented at time of purchase. Not valid in conjunction with any other discount or concession.




Experience Discounts

  • 20% discount on all animal encounter experiences including Behind the Scenes Tours, Shark Cage Adventures, and Penguin Passports.
  • 20% discount on general admission to Auckland Zoo.
  • 20% discount on general admission to Butterfly Creek.
  • 10% discount on selected Fullers360 Experiences and Cruises.
  • 10% discount on Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari tickets.


Food & Beverage Discounts

  • $2 barista-made coffee/hot drink (regular size) from our café
  • 20% discount on food and beverage
  • 20% discount at Giapo Gourmet Ice Cream 




To redeem your pass, please visit us after purchasing your SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Annual Pass, and present your voucher at the admissions counter. You will need to bring your order number with you to collect. Each purchaser will be issued with their own Annual Pass. Your SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Annual Pass will be valid for 12 months after the date or purchase.

During school holidays and weekends, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's can become extremely busy between 11 AM - 3 PM, therefore we would encourage you to collect your Annual Pass’ between 9:30 AM – 11 AM or after 3 PM to avoid extended waiting times. Please check opening times before visiting.

Terms & Conditions:

With the use of the pass, only the person named and photographed on the pass will get free access to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's for 12 months and access to all the benefits mentioned above. These passes cannot be changed to another person or exchanged for cash. Passes must be presented for entry and the benefits. If you forget or don't bring your card, you will have to pay a $10 reprinting fee. All passes must have valid information provided and if it changes, you are responsible to let SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's staff know upon the next visit. These passes can only be used for general admission tickets and exclude any school visits. Benefits and conditions are subject to change. Please check opening and closing times before the visit.

Your SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Annual Pass can be collected from the attraction. When you collect your pass, every pass holder must be present as we will take your photo for the pass. Every person who has an annual pass will have their own card. Please bring your booking confirmation with you upon collection. Any annual pass purchased via the SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's website MUST be claimed in person within 30 days. Your SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Annual Pass will be valid for 12 months from the day you collect your Pass. Valid for only use at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's. There are no concession prices for the SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Annual Pass.

Children are aged between 3 and 15 years old. Children 2 years old and under receive free admission to the attraction, therefore do not require a pass and are not included in any of the passes. If you have a child who is 2 years old and under, please advise staff upon entry. Children aged 15 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult (16 years old and above) to enter.

To be eligible for the renewal rate you will need to bring your old card in, and be renewing it within 30 days of expiry. Renewal is the same price at the door as online.

Annual Pass extensions due to COVID-19 closure


As our attraction was temporarily closed, we have extended Annual Passes (that were valid at the time of closure) for 2 months to account for the period that our attraction was closed. Existing Passes will be automatically extended in our ticketing system – so your Annual Pass will scan as normal at the admissions desk. 

You do not need to contact our customer service team to get the extra months added, we’ll be taking care of this for you. You are not required to have your Annual Pass cards reprinted. 


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Extension FAQs

The decision to temporarily close the attraction is based on the guidance from the Government in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The attraction was closed between 23 March and 13 May 2020 due to COVID-19 lockdown. 

Please contact us HERE  and we will be able to help you 

*Valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Must present current annual pass identification to receive discount or benefit.

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