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Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Address: Aquarium Pier | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
Phone Number: +61 2 8251 7800
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Ranked #69 of 237 Attractions in Sydney
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Owner description: Take an underwater journey through the world famous SEA LIFE Sydney...
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
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.
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Gold Coast, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is a great aquarium! I went with my boyfriend on a Saturday, and there were many children around, so perhaps visiting during the week it would be quieter. Nonetheless, the fish you could see were beautiful and I enjoyed it very much!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Have visited Sydney aquarium a few times but I recently booked a boat and shark feed tour with my husband and 2 sons, it's was pretty cool getting into the boat on top of a giant aquarium and the kids loved it! It was great watching the Sharks and fish eat the food we dropped into the water through the... More 

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

Hello Nicole! Thank you so much for your lovely review on Trip Advisor! It is fantastic to hear such positive feedback from one of our regular visitors and that you and your family have also enjoyed one of our ‘extra’ experiences; our Glass Bottom Boat- Shark feed! I totally understand your disappointment at the length of the session; the most... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The aquarium is educational and fun, and great for all ages! My friends and I are all in college, but we had a blast checking out all of the sea life! We especially enjoyed the shark tank!(:

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

Hello Alyssa! I am so pleased to hear that you and your friends had such a good time visiting SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium back in August this year. Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor, we really appreciate all the feedback that we receive to help continue to provide a memorable experience... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The experience was very good, I wouldn't imagine how beautiful it could be. I have no words to describe it. I wish see one Aquarium sea life in my country, Brazil. Congratulations for all people that make this happen.

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

Hello Camila! Thank you so much for your glowing review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. We have shared your review at our morning meeting to pass on your compliments to all the staff. We hope that we will be seeing you again soon! Kindest Regards, Kylie Hackshall SEA LIFE... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I was quite surprised about this place. I really enjoy myself even though I'm not much of a fish person. They was a wide variety of fish and sea life and there was plenty of things to do for the kids. The staff were friendly and helpful with any questions. I would have loved to do the glass bottom boat... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

As Keitha S advises, the best option is to buy the 5-attraction tickets on-line. These days you can get 5 attractions for AUD63 for adults; Aquarium, Wildlife Zoo, Sydney Tower (on a sunny day), Madame Tussaud's and Manly Aquarium (another lovely trip by ferry).Really worth it. In particular for visitors with limited time, this is cheap and close to most... More 

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

Hello MigSydney! Thank you your informative review on Trip Advisor. I am so pleased to hear that you are one of our smart visitors who have taken advantage of our 5 Attraction Combination passes. $63AU is absolutely right MigSydney, you can purchase a 5 Attraction Combination pass for this price and that’s a saving of $108.50! Apart from the Attraction... More 

Tolga, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

While visiting Sydney as a pre-Christmas treat for the kids, we opted to pop in to the Aquarium for a visit given its close proximity to our accommodation. That, and a personal love of dugong (love those guys!). Despite a number of large school groups visiting at the same time, the space within was vast enough to accommodate all. The... More 

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

Hello Carah81! Thank you very much for your fabulously articulate review! I am so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time with us at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium despite the large number of school children and that you were able to meet our 2 resident Dugongs Pig and Wuru. Just a tip for next time, the... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

I had done my research prior to our visit to Sydney and had opted to purchase online the five attraction pass (which covers Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Manly Sea Life, Madame Tussauds, Wildlife World and the Sydney Tower) prior to our arrival. I had chosen this as our first destination of the five as I figured it might be a... More 

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

Hello Keitha S! Thank you very much for your glowing and detailed review on Trip Advisor! This is exactly the kind of experience we aim to provide for all our visitors. You made an excellent decision on purchasing a 5 Attraction Combination pass; this is the perfect way to spend a whole weekend exploring the variety of what Sydney has... More 

Aiea, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 NEW

Great aquarium. We got our tickets for about $26AUS through Viator.com. Glad we got it through them. The aquarium was full of interesting things to see. Tunnels where you see the fish, sharks etc. swimming above you was really neat. The aquarium was quite large and some of the area is quite hilly and windy so may be tiresome for... More 

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

Hello 99Harrie! Thank you very much for your lovely detailed review on Trip Advisor. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us Harrie. You received an amazing deal through Viator.com; with a little research guests can save a quite lot of money on their entry to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. The Tunnels you mentioned are... More 

Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Sea Life aquarium at the Darling Harbour in Sydney was simply amazing. My 3 years old just loved it. If you want to save some dollar make sure to buy tickets online. I remember to have purchased tickets for 5 attractions including Madam Tussaud, sea life aquarium, sydney zoo, Manly sea life aquarium etc for 126 aud per person only.... More 

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

Hello BIJITKDASl! Thank you very much for your lovely review on Trip Advisor. I am so pleased to hear that you and your 3 year old had such a good time on your visit in November. You made a fantastic decision to save money by purchasing a Combination pass to 4 other Sydney Attractions and when buying them online you... More 

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