Kelly Tarltons SEA LIFE Aquarium, Auckland

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Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium is an all-weather Auckland visitor attraction.

Opened in 1985, the original Underwater World was the vision of Kelly Tarlton - an extraordinary Kiwi adventurer, diver, explorer and inventor, who wanted to share his love of the ocean with others.

Today, Kelly's vision has grown to become a world-class visitor attraction, home to the world’s largest penguin colony, New Zealand’s largest collection of sharks and the World’s only display of Spiny Sea Dragons.

Having recently undergone a $5.5million redevelopment Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium is an amazing day out.

With over 30 exhibits and more than 80 different species, the sea change means Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium will continue to inspire, thrill and delight visitors of all ages for many years to come.

At the heart of the re-development is a brand new walk-through penguin encounter, which is home to the world’s largest penguin colony display, and allows visitors to get closer than ever before to these magnificent King and Gentoo Penguins.

Further developments include Kelly Tarlton’s famous Shark Tunnel – it was the first in the world and is now Maori Pacifica themed.  The tunnel not only houses New Zealand’s largest collection of sharks, but now also contains shipwreck artefacts.

Featuring eight new themed zones, Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium boasts unique new attractions including New Zealand’s first-ever live jellyfish display, the world’s only display of Spiny Sea Dragons and the world’s biggest species of stingray – one ray alone weighs over 240kg and has had 65 pups in its 27 years at Kelly Tarlton’s!

The new Rockpool Experience allows visitors to hold a crab or touch a starfish and, with the new animal-themed quiz trail, SEA LIFE offers a truly interactive day out.

A walkthrough replica of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic hut (established back in 1911), complete with authentic memorabilia offers a glimpse at what it was like to live 100 years ago in the coldest place on Earth.

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Address:

23 Tamaki Drive
Orakei
Auckland

Phone: +64 9 531 5065

Freephone: 0800 80 50 50

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Kelly Tarltons SEA LIFE Aquarium, Auckland Enquiry Form