Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium Entry




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

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium offers a unique Southern Oceans experience, where you will journey through 13 themed zones with over 30 live animal displays, and see over 80 different species. The Antarctic Encounter is home to New Zealand's only colony of Sub-Antarctic penguins.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Admission to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

Discover New Zealand’s only colony of Sub-Antarctic Penguins, see our 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. Find out how we rehabilitate rescued turtles on one of our daily talks at Turtle Bay. Get an awe-inspiring look at magnificent stingrays with their 2 metre wingspan and long barbed tails swimming above you, and get face to face with sharks at our Shark Tunnel.

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. 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 – 2 hours
  • 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.