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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 #73 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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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I liked the platypuses and was surprised how small they are. This is a great aquarium and should be visited.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Lots to see and great for kids (if you have them). It is very good at providing education on various marine species.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is a must for all visitors and Sydney siders alike. This is a top quality aquarium with great displays. Recently changes have been made to give it a really great atmosphere and it is more child friendly.

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The Aquarium was amazing was so relaxing to walk around and see all the different sea creatures. The staff were friendly and there's so much to see and do.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We recently visited the aquarium and didn't really think much of it. It doesn't look as maintained as the Melbourne aquarium. There was nothing spectacular about the place. Definitely not worth the money or time. The taronga zoo had better sea life. It is in a good location that's probably the only positive thing about the Sydney aquarium. If your... More

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Wanganui
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3 helpful votes 3 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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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 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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89 helpful votes 89 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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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

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

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