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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

New Zealand

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Find us in Auckland

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s is only a 10 minute drive or 6km (3.7 miles) from downtown Auckland

ADDRESS: 23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei, Auckland NZ 1071

GPS USERS: Please navigate to 23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei.

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Drive

Coming from the Southern, Northern, or Western motorway, take the Port exit and follow the road until reaching a T-intersection (ports of Auckland will be directly in front).

Turn right onto Tamaki Drive. Kelly Tarlton's is located on the right-hand side of the road (10 minute drive).

CAR PARKING: 
Free car parking is available in the Kelly Tarlton's car park, and on Tamaki Drive, subject to availability.

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Free Shuttle

The regular Shuttle Service is as follows...

  • 7 days a week Kelly Tarlton's operates a FREE shuttle service from downtown Auckland!
  • Shuttle departs from 152 Quay Street 
  • The shuttle runs hourly on the HALF hour from 9:30am until 4:20pm, with the final pick up from downtown being at 3:30pm.

PLEASE NOTE: Last drop off back into the city is at 4.20pm,however, there is a public bus stop close by. Please see public transport details below. Shuttle service may be subject to change depending on traffic and circumstances.

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Public Bus

Public buses depart from Britomart Transport Centre every 15mins, 7 days a week.

Bus Stop 1323 - Customs Street by the Postshop. Allow 20-25 minutes travel time. 

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Auckland Explorer Bus

The Auckland Explorer Bus - Red Tour stops at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's. First bus departs at 9am and last bus returns 5pm.

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Chartered Coaches

Drop-off is at the entrance and free parking on the waterfront. Kelly Tarlton's offers all drivers a free admission on the day their passengers visit (driver ID must be shown).

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Want to Save on Tickets?

Buy your tickets online in advance and save up to 20% on walk up general admission prices. Lock in your aquarium ticket savings below.

General Admission

Book Online - Save up to 20%
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$39

Full Price

$32

Adult From (Child $22)
  • Pick a set date for standard 1 day admission
  • Skip the queues with express mobile ticket entry
  • Prices vary by date and time - cheapest in off peak periods

FLEXIBLE ADMISSION

No need to book a date or time
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ONLINE ONLY

$39

Per adult (Child $27)
  • Flexible entry - arrive anytime in the next 12 months
  • Skip the queues with express mobile ticket entry
  • Free admission under age 3

BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR

Fishy fun for the whole family
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$53

Full Price

$42

Adult From (Child $32)
  • Learn what happens behind the scenes on a unique tour
  • Enjoy a rarely seen view of the aquarium exhibits
  • All day aquarium admission included

Shark Cage Adventure

Dive in for an adrenaline rush
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$99

SAVE ONLINE

$89

Per Person
  • Dive into our shark tank for a truly unique experience (ages 14+)
  • Spend ~25 minutes coming face-to-face with sharks
  • Includes photos + video of your experience plus all day aquarium admission

School Visits

If you are visiting with a school for a self guided visits, please ask the bus driver to drop you at the bus stop by Hammerheads and enter the aqarium via the front entrance.

If you are visiting with a school for a lesson with the Kelly Tarlton's education department, please ask the bus driver to drop you at the bus stop by Okahu (across the road from the aquarium) and meet your Kelly Tarlton's education staff member at the glass doors by the entrance to Okahu.

If you are visiting with a school for a sleepover and arriving at 7pm, the bus can park in the carpark. Entrance for a sleepover is via the exit building.

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