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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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A great Darling Harbour experience & certainly a highlight of our holiday, home & abroad. The attraction was informative as well as spectacular to observe - staff were very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW

A great Darling Harbour experience & certainly a highlight of our holiday, home & abroad. The attraction was informative as well as spectacular to observe - staff were very helpful.

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Aquarium was well laid out and had lots of sea creatures to see. Good way to spend a morning or afternoon. Located at Darling Harbor. They is a lot of great restaurants and shopping right near there so you can have a nice lunch or dinner.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

The aquarium is actually on Darling Harbour so is right in the centre of bars, restaurants, shops etc . It is quite expensive to get in particularly if you are a family. There is quite a lot to see and do for children and the underwater tunnel was a great experience. we weren't impressed with being made to have our... More 

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Wales uk
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We arrived on a blisteringly hot day for our visit. Should not have worried because it was cool inside. I was impressed by the space that all the creatures had to move about in. Sharks and rays swam freely. Very impressive. There was also a massive creature that looked so docile. I can't remember its game but I think it... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

children would love t his aquarium. you can spend an hour or 2 inside. There are more and more aquarium all over the world so I think it is not too easy to stand out.

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

Hello there! Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor. As a family focused Attraction we do cater for children but feel we still have much to offer our adult visitors. With our beautiful displays, educational information and interactive theming (not just for the children), we make learning fun. When visiting SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium our guests will find... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We spent a Saturday at the Seal Life Sydney Aquarium. Very reasonably priced and yes, the photographer at the door is a little irritating, but that was a small distraction on what was an otherwise enjoyable trip. Seeing the Dugongs was amazing as it's not something you would see in any other aquarium. My 7 year old daughter absolutely loved... More 

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

Hello TSandH! Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us on Trip Advisor. I am so pleased to hear that you and your family had such an amazing time and will be visiting us again next time you are in Sydney. We have some big plans for the future starting with the opening of our Octonauts display in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

A lovely aquarium, very neat and tidy. The staff were very enthusiastic and willing to help if we needed. Loved the dugongs and the platypus! Would recommend to my friends.

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

Hello Caitlingling! Thank you very much for your lovely post on Trip Advisor! It is always nice to hear when our guests have such a wonderful time during their visit and I am very pleased to hear that you found the staff so accommodating. We have shared your feedback with the team and hope that we will be seeing you... More 

Sydney
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I took my 7 year old son to the Aquarium. Overall the visit was good, my son had a good time so that made it ok for me. I have been there a number of times through the years and I can see the place is becoming a little dated. The Aquarium was clean and tidy. There are a number... More 

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

Hello Ecop, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review of our Attraction. We value all feedback that we receive to assist us in continuing to improve our attraction and our guest’s experiences into the future. It is great to hear that your son had a lovely time during your visit in December and that you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Came here last September, my first visit here after living 10+ years in Sydney. The first thing I did not like is the forceful way in which the staff coax you into taking a picture at the entrance. You have no option but to walk past the photo part on walking in, nicely designed this way! Then you are heckled... More 

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

Hello Jamesmrichardson, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium with us and the Trip Advisor community. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed seeing and discovering our many species and walking through our underwater viewing tunnels. It really is a magical experience to have the sharks and other species glide right over your... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Still a great place to spend a few hours, some exhibit s starting to look a bit aged. Dugong a highlight. Crazy busy on a Sunday, a bit hectic with people.

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

Hello sagreatdan, Thank you for taking the time to review our Attraction. I am glad to hear that you regard us as a great place to spend a few hours and that you enjoyed meeting our Dugongs Pig and Wuru. We do see an increase of visitors over the weekends and school holidays can be the busiest time for us.... More 

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