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Address: Aquarium Pier | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 8251 7800
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Take an underwater journey through the world famous SEA LIFE Sydney...
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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great underwaterworld

you can see all what the australian water has to offer. even the platypus finds a home there which is quit rare. also the dugong is spectacular and you can learn a lot!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland

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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

you can see all what the australian water has to offer. even the platypus finds a home there which is quit rare. also the dugong is spectacular and you can learn a lot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Fantastic trip. I finally got to see the Platypus as well as the dugong. All the exhibits were spacious so you didn't feel crowded. The shark exhibit was excellent and I got to see some sharks that are not common on TV shows. The only drawback is that I prepaid online and when I got there it was the longest... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I was tempted to visit in 2012 and 2014 but the currency rate of exchange made it very expensive. This time, better exchange rate but I think still expensive for what it was and its size. It was late afternoon and wasn't very busy, I would hate to be there if it was busy. Crowds would make some, if not... More 

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Central Coast NSW
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Took little kids to look at the sea life and was disappointed. I hadn't been for 10 years and nothing had changed. Queue to get in and receive tickets even when booked online, narrow lanes not very stroller friendly and the walk down not good with little children. Too many in the underwater tunnels and no ledge as such for... More 

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Brunei
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Once you've seen one aquarium, you've seen them all, but if you are travelling with children, the fun never ends. So visit only if you have kids with you! All in all, still an enjoyable place for your Sydney itinerary.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The aquarium is quite nice place to visit w children. Many nice exhibits. Not too big place but well arranged. Many local fish and cratures. Good place to visit but parking in this area is pricey. Many nice restaurant next door.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I was fortunate to spend an hour looking behind the scenes with Aaron who obviously has wonderful energy and great love for the creatures at seaworld! His knowledge and explanation of the kitchen for the dugongs .....their fussy dietary requirements...the incredible amount of cos lettuce needed was fascinating! Little squirt "Nemo"....a tiny miniscule clown fish was my favourite....as I suspect,... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Our visit to Darling Habour, would not have been complete without a stop at this fabulous aquarium. We have visited aquariums around the world and Sea Life Syndey, is one of the finest! Do not miss it, we very nearly passed it by. We are certainly glad, we took the time to tour this top drawer exhibit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I went here on a date and it was really fun and there was so much to sea....I mean uhhh see. Sharks swim over your head and the fish and penguins are amazing. I learned a lot and definitely recommend this place to anyone coming to the area. Darling Harbour is also a great place to visit so you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We went here on a Saturday with our two kids (7 months and 3 years) and although it was packed there was plenty of space to enjoy your visit. Our 3 year old absolutely loved the Octonauts section they had on display - along with the sharks and the dugongs. The highlight of our trip was when we had our... More 

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Address: Aquarium Pier | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 8251 7800
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

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