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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

New Zealand

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We're open Thursday-Monday 9.30am-5.00pm Bookings are essential - there are limited time slots, each with a maximum capactiy!
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

Opening Hours

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's is an all weather indoor attraction - visit us rain, hail or shine!

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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Opening hours and entry times

Thursday - Monday

9:30am - 5:00pm (last entry is at 3.30pm)

Time slots for entry:

9.30am - 10.30am

11.00am - 12noon

12.30pm - 1.30pm

2.00pm - 3.00pm

3.30pm - 4.30pm

Please note: during Alert Level 2, tickets are valid for 90 minutes from the start of the time slot not the entry time. For example, tickets purchased for the 9.30am - 10.30am time slot are valid until 11.00am.

Tuesday and Wednesday


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NZ Holiday Dates

Auckland School Holidays

  • Summer - 21 December to 2 February
  • Autumn - 10 April to 27 April
  • Winter - 4 July to 19 July
  • Spring - 26 September to 11 October


Auckland Public Holidays

  • Labour Day — Monday 22 October, 2019
  • Christmas Day — Tuesday 25 December, 2019
  • Boxing Day — Wednesday 26 December, 2019
  • New Year's Day — Wednesday 1 January, 2020
  • Day after New Year's Day — Thursday 2 January, 2020
  • Waitangi Day — Thursday 6 February, 2020
  • Good Friday — Friday 10 April, 2020
  • Easter Monday — Monday 13 April, 2020 
  • ANZAC Day — Monday 27 April, 2020
  • Queen's Birthday — Monday 1 June, 2020
  • Labour Day — Monday 26 October, 2020
  • Christmas Day — Friday 25 December, 2020
  • Boxing Day — Monday 28 December, 2020

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: operations@kellytarltons.co.nz

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

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