Open 9:30am - 5pm daily. Last entries 4pm. 23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei, Auckland

Food, Drinks
and Gifts

Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium has everything you need for an enjoyable visit - from a cafe with ocean views serving freshly made treats and organic coffee to a shop with a wide range of fun, educational or New Zealand souvenir products.



Kelly's café serves a range of fresh food, from tasty muffins and scones to more substantial hot pies, toasted sandwiches, wraps and fresh rolls. Plus if you're looking for something for the kids - we have a range of healthy snacks plus a kid's meal.

Our coffee is fairtrade, organic, and roasted locally in Auckland. Each coffee we make is freshly ground from beans for every cup.

It's a great place to relax while your little one explores Auckland's best kids play area Shipwreck Shores or experiences an animal encounter with a star fish in our interactive Rock Pool.

Our cafe also boasts one of New Zealand's most unique ocean views - seeing Hauraki Gulf from above and below the water. 




The gift shop sells a wide range of reasonably priced souvenirs, many of them relating to the creatures you see here at Kelly Tarlton's or the wider ocean. From cute plush toys to tshirts to books about the sea, there's something for everyone, with many choices for under $5.

For visitors to New Zealand, we also have a wide range of New Zealand souvenirs made locally, from natural skincare to jewellery.




We want you and your family to have the best visit possible, so we have all the facilities onsite you need to look after your children during your visit to Kelly Tarlton's. There are changing facilities located throughout the building, in men's and women's toilets, a chill-out space next to our playground which provides a more private space for breastfeeding if required. Also, we know that sometimes kids do wander. Our team are well trained to help lost children and their carers and will have you reunited in a flash!


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