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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

New Zealand

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Getting to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium is easy!

ADDRESS: 23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei, Auckland NZ 1071

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

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium is only a 10-minute drive or 6km (3.7 miles) from downtown Auckland. Check out the transport details below.

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Self Drive

Free parking and ocean views!

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

Catch the iconic Shark Bus or Penguin Shuttle!

Catch our legendary Shark Bus or Penguin Shuttle to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium for FREE from downtown Auckland! The service runs hourly from Britomart Transport Centre every hour - at half past the hour - 7 days a week. No trip to the aquarium is complete without a photo onboard! Seats are limited and for paying guests only, so book your admission tickets online to show the driver and arrive early to guarantee your seat. 

  • To Kelly Tarlton's: Hop on at the intersection of Lower Queen Street and Quay Street (beside the ICBC building, opposite side of the road to red gates). Departs once every hour from 9.30 A.M. to 3.30 P.M. daily^.
  • From Kelly Tarlton's: Hop on at entrance. Hop off at intersection Lower Queen Street and Quay Street. Departs once every hour from 10.20 A.M. to 4.20 P.M. daily^.
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Public Bus Service

Catch the Auckland Transport TāmakiLink public bus service

TāmakiLink buses run frequently to and from SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium from Britomart Transport Centre every 15 minutes, 7 days a week. Coded as TMK Bus, the bright blue buses are wheelchair and pushchair friendly!

  • To Kelly Tarlton's: Hop on at Bus Stop 7019, at 55 Customs Street East (near Coffee Club Café). Allow 20-30 minutes travel time. Hop off at Bus Stop 7320. Departs every 15 minutes daily*
  • From Kelly Tarlton's: Hop on at Bus Stop 7323. Allow 30-40 minutes travel time. Departs every 15 minutes daily* 
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Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours

Auckland Explorer Bus - Catch the Red Tour, covering Auckland’s central city and waterfront highlights. The Red Tour circuit takes 60 minutes non-stop.

  • To Kelly Tarlton's: Hop on at Stop 1: Viaduct Harbour/Princes Wharf (Viaduct Harbour entrance, Quay Street). 
    Departures: Every 20 minutes from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. daily*
  • From Kelly Tarlton's: Hop on at Stop 3: Tamaki Drive (down from the entrance).
    Departures: Every 20 minutes from 9.30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. daily*

Soaring Kiwi Tours – Catch the Central Tour

  • To Kelly Tarlton's: Hop on at Stop 1: SKYCITY or Stop 2: Viaduct Harbour
    Departures: Every 30 minutes from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. daily*
  • From Kelly Tarlton's: Hop on at Stop 4: Tamaki Drive (down from the entrance).
    Departures: Every 30 minutes from 9.30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. daily*
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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

Save up to 20% - Online Only!

$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 - book in advance to save up to 20% in off peak or 10% in peak

FLEXIBLE ADMISSION

No need to book a date or time

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

$53

Full Price

$46

Adult From (Child $29)
  • 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

$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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Terms and Conditions:

^Our regular bus stop at 152 Quay Street is closed due to Auckland Council roadworks so we are therefore using a temporary pick-up/drop-off area until further notice. Shuttle service may be subject to change depending on traffic and circumstances. Driver has the right to refuse entry.

*Actual frequency may vary. Normal fares apply.

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