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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 #76 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Wanganui
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

As an aquarium goes for a major city and a city that has the pacific ocean as its back door its could be a bit better. I suppose the aquarium is showing its age. I was here 20 years ago with my children and it was fresh, new and exciting but 20 years on its showing its age. Could to... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Whatever is said it will never be enough. One of the most beautiful places to go in Sydney not only for tourists but also for everyone to relax among fish and water. Amazing!!!

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DeWitt, New York
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85 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent aquarium, and its focus on sea life around Australia was exactly what I was looking for. I've been to many other aquariums that try to give a comprehensive range of species from around the world. Here, the focus on this region of the planet was perfect for my interests. The walk through the shark tank tunnels... More

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lincoln
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

There on a business trip my husband and I took in this activity for an afternoon. Very nice, clean, and very active with people and animals. Would highly recommend.

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Melton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very good Aquarium, however the dugeons were not there due to construction works. Loved all the different types of sharks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is amazing and should be top of the list of things to do in Sydney. The tunnels are amazing (especially the sharks) and the barrier reef exhibit is stunning. Plan to spend a good few hours there! Lots of interactive stuff for kids and plenty of interest for adults too!

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is similar to any other sea life aquarium but main attraction here are sharks. There are different types of sharks available here to see and there is lot of information about them. You will get to know a lot about sharks here.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Came with my husband and my 5yo son. It was impressive and has everything you expect to see in an aquarium. Lovely, would visit again.

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Las Vegas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

May be i was not that impressed as i saw a lot of beautiful fishes and sea creatures these last years. Thats why im rating avaerage. However, i really think that its value for money. There are so many things to see and to learn! What i loved the most was the penguin and the sharks! But thats isnt it,... More

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Puchong, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

There are so many sea animals to see from dolphins to crustaceans and there were two under tunnel walkway. Love to see the sharks, stingrays and fishes swim about. Truly and enjoyable time there.

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