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Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Aquarium Pier | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
+61 2 8251 7800
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As featured in Sydney for young kids
Ranked #81 of 296 Attractions in Sydney
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Type: Aquariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Take an underwater journey through the world famous SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - Sydney's best family attraction - and discover the most diverse... more » Owner description: Take an underwater journey through the world famous SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - Sydney's best family attraction - and discover the most diverse collection of all-Australian aquatic life on earth. Set in the heart of Sydney on beautiful Darling Harbour, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium showcases over 13,000 aquatic animals from 650 species in spectacularly-themed habitat displays. See Australia's unique aquatic life up close, including one of the world's largest and most impressive collections of sharks, rare dugongs, elusive platypuses, beautiful seahorses, giant turtles, jellyfish, thousands of tropical fish, gigantic stingrays, and much, much more. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium's pair of orphaned dugongs are amongst only a handful of these incredible animals on display anywhere in the world. « less
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Kitchener, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We bought out tickets online and saved $15. Was very surprised with the value in what you paid for. If your looking to check out Australian fish, crustaceans, sharks, etc, without jumping in the ocean, I recommend going. We went on a Tuesday, and their were a few school groups going through, so if that bothers you, I'd go later... More

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed. It was a verrry nice day for children, they liked so much!there are so many places to see there, and we had an very nice day at the Sea Life.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This place is amazing they provide you with a great view of sealife and provide you with great information on them. Unfortunately the dungeons were not on display.

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Hampton, New Brunswick, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

If you're traveling with kids, this is a must!! Easy access. Located in Darling Harbour. So many different kinds of sea life. The best part was going through the glass tunnel, while sharks swim over your head. Price was $40/ adult

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Sydney Aquarium, it wasn't worth what we paid. 3 adults 2 children. it was short and boring and too expensive for that. even the photos too expensive, I don't think I will ever go there again, shame.

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Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Attraction. We are so disappointed to hear that you found our Aquarium boring; despite having 1 of our major exhibits temporarily closed we have been receiving consistently good feedback on the rest of our Attraction over the last month. We would love to hear from you further about exactly what it... More

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We had an awesome day out! Out little ones loved it. Spent about an hour and a half. Although the walkways weren't that wide for our big pram, we managed to keep it out of the way of the other visitors. I'd bring a stroller next time. Loved the photo book with 3 of our family photos. Totally worth $35.

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Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a wonderful summary of you recent visit to our Aquarium. We are so happy that we were able to provide a great day out for your family. Thank you for your feedback on our corridor space, I would like you to know that you are not the first to mention tis and we are... More

Woodbridge, Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed each exhibit! Came on a rainy day and enjoyed spending it and learning at the aquarium and seeing creatures native to Australia.

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Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visit. We're delighted to that hear you had a great time and that you have been able to appreciate our unique collection of native marine life; fingers crossed you are able to see a few of them in the wild whilst you are in Australia. We'd hope to... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I bought a ticket to the aquarium because it was a rainy morning in Sydney. For it being touted as the best and largest aquarium in Australia I had a much better picture in my mind than what I actually experienced. It is certainly aimed at children and families in my opinion. Many of the displays are small tanks with... More

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Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you Matt, so much for your feedback on your recent visit to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Whilst we are disappointed to hear of your impressions of our Attraction, we do understand your reasoning. Sydney Aquarium cannot compare to the large Aquariums located in the USA and other countries. If you grew up visiting some of the vast Aquariums that... More

Ottawa, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We stopped into Sea Life Aquarium on a very rainy Sydney day. Our group of seven, consisting of 5 adults and 2 kids, certainly enjoyed the experience. We comfortable spent a couple of hours touring the aquarium enjoying the various displays. In particular we loved the glass tunnel which allowed us to view close up the sharks, mantas and other... More

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Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing review. We are so glad that we were able to keep your entire group entertained and happy on a wet and windy Sydney day (there seem to be a lot of these days this month). Thank you for your tips on ticket prices, you are correct that buying online is much better for... More

Redwood City, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I went to the Aquarium on a Saturday morning. The aquarium definitely is child-oriented, which make me a bit apprehensive as an adult, but I had a great time. There are exhibits modeling Sydney Harbor and the Great Barrier Reef. There are beautiful tropical fish, jelly fish, a large floor-level tank than many small rays, and penguins. The most interesting... More

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Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful time within our Aquarium, despite visiting during our most popular day of the week. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is run by an independent Business and not a Government. Despite this we do run multiple charities associated with our business owners... More

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