Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium Entry




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  • See thousands of deep sea creatures
  • 10 themed zones with over 30 live animal displays
  • New Zealand’s only colony of Antarctic penguins

The all new Kelly Tarltons SEA LIFE Aquarium offers a unique Southern Oceans experience, where you will journey through 10 themed zones with over 30 live animal displays, and see over 80 different species. The Antarctic Encounter is home to New Zealands only colony of Antarctic penguins.

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What's Included?

  • Admission to Kelly Tarlton's SEALIFE Aquarium

Discover New Zealand’s only colony of Sub-Antarctic Penguins and watch a 80-strong colony of King & Gentoo Penguins as they play on the snow and fly through the water. Walk through a replica of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic hut (est 1911) complete with authentic memorabilia.

Get an awe-inspiring look at magnificent stingrays with their 2 metre wingspan and long barbed tails in Stingray Bay. Dive into New Zealand’s Ocean depths in our Underwater World without getting wet! Immerse yourself in our Underwater World where moray eels lurk in the rocks, see more than 200 fish from our coastal waters and get face to face with sharks. Explore New Zealand’s rocky shore and tropical species in Fish Ally where you will find crayfish, octopus and piranha. Venture into Seahorse Kingdom to see the world’s only Spiny Sea Dragons on public display.

On the Day

Session Length

  • Average visit is 1.5 – 2 hours
  • Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year from 9.30am to 5.00m (last entry 4.00pm)
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  • Adult: 16 years old and over
  • Child: 3 to 15 years old


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.