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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

New Zealand

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Open Times

We're Open 7 Days!
Open daily 9.30am - 5pm (Last entry 4pm)
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium - Opening Hours

Opening Hours

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium


We're Open 7 Days!

Visit us come rain, hail or shine - SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's is an all weather indoor attraction.

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's is a New Zealand icon and one of the top things to do in Auckland. Find us just 10 minutes drive from downtown Auckland overlooking beautiful Okahu Bay.

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Regular opening hours

Monday - Sunday

9:30am - 5:00pm (last entry 4.00pm)


Tamaki Drive is often used in Marathons and fun runs which means we will open late on the following days:

  • Panasonic People's Triathlon Series on 17th March 2019
  • Round the Bays on Sunday 3rd March 2019
  • Waterfront Half Marathon 14 April 2019
  • ASB Auckland Marathon on 20th October 2019

We have an early closing at 4PM (last entry 3PM) on Tuesday 5th March 2019. 

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NZ Holiday Dates

Auckland School Holidays

Auckland School holidays

Autumn Holidays   14.04.18 - 29.04.18

Winter Holidays     07.07.18 - 22.07.18

Spring Holidays     29.09.18 - 14.10.18

Summer Holidays  19.12.18 - 28.01.19


Auckland Public Holidays


  • New Year's Day — Monday 1 January
  • Day after New Year's Day — Tuesday 2 January
  • Waitangi Day — Tuesday 6 February 
  • Good Friday — Friday 30 March 
  • Easter Monday — Monday 2 April 
  • ANZAC Day — Wednesday 25 April
  • Queen's Birthday — Monday 4 June
  • Labour Day — Monday 22 October
  • Christmas Day — Tuesday 25 December
  • Boxing Day — Wednesday 26 December

Please be advised that you may experience queue lines during weekends and holiday peak periods. We advise that you allow extra time for this, particularly if you have young children. 

To shorten queuing time on busy days, buy your tickets online and enjoy express mobile ticket entry!


Got a question?

The Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's staff will be happy to help.

Email: info@kellytarltons.co.nz

Help Centre: https://support.kellytarltons.co.nz/hc/en-us

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