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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 #80 of 294 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

It was good layout etc, I was just sad that we couldnt see the Manatees as their enclosure wasn't ready yet!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Great for a one year old on a rainy day, though be prepared for a long line when buying tickets. Otherwise the attractions were worth it and it is a good activity for the family on a non-sunny day.

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Sunnyvale, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We went to Sydney after 3 days in the tranquility of Kangaroo island. Even though we had see plenty of underwater life snorkeling & SCUBA diving on both coasts of Australia in the past few weeks my kids really wanted to see this even though the dugongs were not going to be on display. We were there on a Saturday... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Awesome place to visit, our 5 year old absolutely loved it, will be certainly visiting again. Beautiful sea life, really breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If youre looking to spend a day with your family or other half, go to the aquarium ! The sealife aquarium (if you take your time) will take you at least 2-3 hours to leave. The species in there are beautiful. Pretty much the Great Barrier Reef all under one roof! Great attraction

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was a FANTASTIC place to visit! So much work and detail has been put into the displays. It's easy to navigate your way through. And the actual sea life is beautiful, unique and so interesting. The shark tunnel in particular was fabulous! I brought my 15 month old and she had a ball! I've heard it can be busy,... More

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so thrilled to hear that both you and your little munchkin were able to have such a positive experince with us. Mid-week and first thing in the morning is a great time to visit and avoid crowds, so you chose wisely. We look forward to being able to welcome you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

when i visited last year. i really enjoyed it. i loved seeing all the wildlife there espeically dugongs getting fed cos lettuces which is the most exspensive lettuce is australia. it was great to see them having a fun time swimming around. the location is lovely and worth your time visiting.

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

Thank you so much for your review Matt. We are glad to hear that you had such a lovely time and especially enjoyed our Dugongs. Pig and Wuru are currently off display as we are building them a new home, which we plan to launch in late September. If you enjoyed thier old exhibit I recommend popping back to see... More

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Have been to the aquarium in langkawi, Dubai and Singapore ... this one have lots of sharks. like the part that you can touch fishes, star fish etc ... always something new to learn.

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your lovely review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit with us and in particular our sharks and touch pool area. We hope that we have been able to both teach you a few cool new facts and leave you with some positive memories. We... More

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Have been to lots of Aquariums in the US and thought that this was one of the best. Loved the sharks!

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

Thank you so much for your comments Samantha. We are so thrilled to hear that you think we compare with the larger Aquariums in the US, that is some fabulous feedback which will be cascaded to all staff. We are so glad that you had such a lovely time and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards,... More

Wagga Wagga, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Good attraction only downside was the wait it get in only two people selling tickets who we're trying to not only handle walk ups but also prepaid tickets. As for the attraction itself it is well worth a visit one exhibit currently closed but you are made aware of this before entering, good array of sea life, exhibits were well... More

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

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are so delighted to hear that despite our dugong exhibit being temporarily unavialable to our customers, you were still able to have a wonderful trip to our Aquarium. You have also provided our future guests with some really good tips, so thank you very much for that as well. We hope... More

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