SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

New Zealand

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Opening Hours


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:

  • Sunday 4 March - Round the Bays
  • Sunday 18 March - Tri-athalon
  • Sunday 28 October - ASB Marathon 
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We are closed all day on Christmas Day and Anzac Day.

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Save up to 20% - Buy Tickets Online!

When you buy your SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's tickets online in advance, you'll save up to 20% on admission AND get to skip the queues with express mobile ticket entry.

Get your tickets online now and get a great Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium ticket deal!


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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 (2018)

  • 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

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