Open 9:30am - 5pm daily. Last entries 4pm. 23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei, Auckland

Single Visit Tickets

Use the tabs below to browse all of the great discounted tickets available to buy for Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE aquarium. Save up to 20%* across all ticket types - but only when you book online.

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Online Savers - Save Online when you buy the day before you visit*

NEW: have you seen the awesome Shark Snorkel Adventure experience?

Are you visiting with 10 or more people? Scroll down for special online group rates.

Note: All children (0-15 years) must be accompanied by a guardian or caregiver 16 years+ and Family Passes are only available online.

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Online Savers Additional Info:

*Online Saver discounts vary from 5% to 20% on single tickets and even more on family tickets, depending on the date and/or time of your visit. Saving is only applicable for tickets purchased in advance of your visit. All price savings messages shown on this website are comparisons to the standard walk-up prices, which are charged at all times on arrival at the ticketing desk. Online tickets are not valid for entry with any other promotion, discount or special offer unless explicitly specified.

TIP: The further you book your tickets the bigger the discount!

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Group Savers: Groups of 10 or More

This online Groups ticket offers even greater savings for groups of 10 or more. There are no restrictions on the type of group - to qualify simply book online for 10 or more people in one transaction, with everybody visiting on the same date at the same time.

Note: All children (0-15 years) must be accompanied by a guardian or caregiver 16 years+.

Ticket Type Walk Up Price Online You Pay From You Save Up To
Group Saver
(16+ yrs)
$39 From
Peak: $32
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Group Saver
(3-15 yrs. Under 3yrs are FREE!)
$27 From
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Weekday Special: Pre-School Ticket

This special Pre-School ticket (1 Adult + 1 Child under 3 years) is available for entry MONDAY - FRIDAY ONLY outside of school holiday periods.

Ticket Type Conditions Walk Up Price Online Price
Weekday Special
(Adult + Child under 3)
Mon-Fri outside of school holidays.



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Please note:

  • For ALL tickets Children are classed as 3 - 15 yrs. Under 3s enter Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium for free!
  • Family passes are a discounted package, and therefore are not valid with any other offer, such as Entertainment Book vouchers or any other discount vouchers.
  • All online bookings include a discount, therefore they are not valid in conjunction with any other coupon, special offer, or discount.
  • Online tickets are non-refundable. Should a refund/amendment be provided at the Manager's discretion, an administration fee of $10 NZD will be applied. Please refer to the full ticket T&Cs link at the bottom of this page.
  • The current online special offers are NOT available during peak school holiday periods, and so are unavailable for booking on those dates in the online store. You can still select visit dates outside of these periods in the online store. These specials are available ONLINE ONLY. They are NOT available for purchase at the attraction.

12 Months Unlimited Entry to 11 attractions
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What is Merlin?

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!

What is the Merlin Annual Pass?

The Merlin Annual Pass (AU/NZ) brings together all of Merlin's attractions on one pass, offering passholders HUGE savings for a full year to all of the included attractions. We're totally confident no other pass offers anything like as much value - because no-one else can!

The Merlin Annual Pass includes:

  • Access on all days and all times including public holidays
  • 10% discounts in attraction gift shops
  • 20% discounts off food and drink
  • $10 off Magic Memories souvenir photo packs
  • 20% off all Tours and Experiences
  • 20% off Kids' Birthday Parties
  • $2 Coffee or Tea (where sold)

Where can I find out more?

You can buy your passes right here on this website, but if you want to find out more about the passes and all of the fabulous perks available click here to check out the official Merlin Annual Pass Australia and New Zealand website.

We're continually thinking of new perks for our passholders, so make sure you sign up to our mailing list when making your purchase online to keep up-to-date!

Please note that Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary will be closing summer of 2017.  Merlin Annual Pass holders will still receive all benefits associated with the pass until the day of closure.

What attractions are included?

Auckland (NZ) and QLD

  1. SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's  Aquarium
  2. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast (QLD)
  3. WILD LIFE Hamilton Island (QLD)

Sydney & NSW

  1. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
  2. WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
  3. Madame Tussauds Sydney
  4. Sydney Tower Eye
  5. Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary (closing summer 2017)
  6. Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures


  1. SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
  2. Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
  3. Lego Discovery Centre
PRICES   New Pass   Renewal
(3yrs +)


(Maximum 2 Adults)
$79pp $48pp

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*Renewing your Existing Merlin Annual Pass

Please note: to qualify for the renewals prices you will need to enter your current annual pass card number when prompted before purchase AND present the old card/s upon arrival at Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium in order to be issued with new passes.

Got a Question?

For more information on the Merlin Annual Pass click here to view the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page on the Merlin Annual Pass Australia and New Zealand website.


Kelly Tarlton's Annual Pass

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What is the Kelly Tarlton's Annual Pass?

The Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium Annual Pass lets you visit as many times as you like, at any time of the year! Get to know our animals at all times of the year - from baby penguin season to crayfish moulting to school holiday fun - there's always something different to discover.

What else do I get?

  • Unlimited day-time entry for 365 days from date of purchase.
  • Exclusive invitations to member events and previews and access to all holiday promotions during the life of your pass.
  • Bring a friend to Kelly Tarlton's with a 25% discount on admission for friends and family (1 person per ID Card).
  • Receive 20% discount on admission at Auckland Zoo upon presentation of your ID card.
  • Recieve 20% discount on admission at Butterfly Creek upon presentation of your ID card. 
  • Receive 10% discount on selected purchases at the Kelly Tarlton's gift shop and Stingray Bay Cafe.
  • Receive 20% discount on Kelly Tarlton's Animal Adventure experiences.
  • Receive 10% discount on birthday parties.
  • Save $5 on Magic Memories Photo Packs Membership Card with personalised member ID number
  • $3 regular sized hot drink from our Cafe.



Ticket Type Normal Walk Up Price Online Price You Save BUY NOW

Annual Pass

(16+ yrs)
$80 ONLY
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Annual Pass

(3-15 yrs) Under 3s enter FREE!
$55 ONLY

Annual Pass

(2 Adult + 2 Child)
$215 ONLY

Any annual pass purchased via the Kelly Tarlton's website MUST be claimed at Kelly Tarlton's within 30 days.

Children are aged 3 -15 years inclusive. There are no concession prices for the Kelly Tarlton's Annual Pass.



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Kelly Tarlton's Tickets - General Information

Single Visit Ticket Prices

Book your Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium single entry tickets online here on the official Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium website and save. This website offers the best price guarantee on tickets for Kelly Tarlton's. Simply click on the ticket you want and then follow the secure booking process to save time and money. 

Annual Passes

We have upgraded our annual passes to the mega value Merlin Annual Pass and now you can not only get UNLIMITED ENTRY throughout the year to Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium but also to 10 of Australia's best attractions for FREE! 

Best Price Guarantee

The Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium ticket prices 'best price guarantee' means we won't be beaten on price! Nobody sells Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium tickets at a lower price than here on the official Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium website. PLUS - there are no booking fees when you buy tickets from this website, so you can be sure of no nasty surprises!

Terms & Conditions

All children (0-15 years) must be accompanied by a guardian or caregiver 16 years+.

All prices are shown in New Zealand dollars and are inclusive of 15% G.S.T.


Online admission prices are valid at time of publishing and are subject to change without prior notice.


ALL discount coupons, including entertainment book vouchers, can only be used with direct bookings and CANNOT be used in conjunction with a discounted online booking.



Got a question?

The Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium reception staff will be happy to help.




Opening Times: 9.30am - 5:00pm every day (last entries STRICTLY 4pm).


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