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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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Ranked #82 of 296 Attractions in Sydney
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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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Adelaide, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

I remember visiting about 15 years ago and loving it so was looking forward to taking my 6 year old there. There is not much to see now. The seals are gone and their replacements - dugongs - were away due to works going on around Darling Harbour. The underwater aquarium was small. Definitely not worth the money. The best... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I will highly recommend Sydney Sea life aquarium for anyone. It was an amazing and wonderful amazing experience. I will love to do it over and over again. Lovely

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visit. We're delighted to that hear you had a great time we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Management Team More

Perth, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

For 5 people entry wasn't cheap ( $200). On the whole the aquarium was great, an awesome range of sea life ( the penguins were adorable and fabulous enclosures ) however we were disappointed that the dugongs were not on display ( one of the reasons we wanted to go the aquarium as we don't have these in Perth).

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

Thank you so much for your recent review Annika. We greatly appreciate the time it takes for all of our guests to post a review of their visits online. You have mentioned the price which leads me to believe that you paid our $40 price at admissions which, as the full rate, is the highest ticket price (excluding VIP products)... More

Helsinki, Finland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

On the outside it looks like it's going to be very small and short. The aquarium takes surprisingly long time to go through, at least 1-2 hours, even on a faster pace. The only problem is the price. However, if you've been to the aquariums in Dubai (Dubai Mall for example), this is quite similar and won't amaze you that... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visit. We're delighted to that hear you had a great time and that you were able to stay with us as long as you did. You have mentioned the price which leads me to believe that you paid our $40 price at admissions which, as the full rate,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The ticket for sea life was included in my Sydney 5 attraction pass - fortunately I have to say. Because buying a single ticket for this attraction isn’t worth the money. We were at the entrance at about 10pm – no wait time and this was the only positive thing about this aquarium I can remember. 15min after our entrance... More

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

Hello Harald, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Attraction, we greatly appreciate all feedback from our guests as it allows us to improve our facility for future visits and guests. We are aware of the situation that you are referring to and I would like to assure you that we take these events very seriously;... More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

1.I book on line to go fast through queues , don't bother. 2.Purchased Tower Eye tickets at the same , the tickets has no information about the venue or even the name Sydney Tower Eye, very poor. 3.Some information displays where frozen , not all educational displays working. 4.Poor quality photos. 5.Lots of dull ramps to walk up and down... More

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Mardi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I bought our tickets online to jump the queue (as the website says) but when we got there we had to line up for 40 min to get tickets printed out before we could go in. The lady behind the counter was so slow it was ridiculous. Overpriced too - $125 for a family and there's just lots of sharks... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This aquarium was much better than I expected. The range of animals was great, and they even have a pair of Manatees in there. They were adorable. Unfortunately there is a bit of a long walk inside to the two big tanks ... first down the winding ramps, around the tank, then back up the ramps again. This is great... More

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

Good afternoon Marie, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Attraction after your recent visit to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with us and enjoyed everything that we have to offer. We are delighted to hear that you were able to be among the first... More

Northampton, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

went to this place in september as i wanted in paticular to see the dugong as there are very few in the world you can see,much to my disappointment the exhibit had been moved as they had been distressed by nearby building work. no mention was made of this at the box office and it was not until you got... More

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

Thank you so much for your recent review. We apologise for the disappointment you felt when you arrived to find that our Dugongs, Pig and Wuru, are not currently on display. We have posted a notice on their section of our website and post regular messages on our Facebook Page to inform guests of the progress with their exhibit. They... More

Los Angeles
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I really enjoyed this place. Met Bert the tour guide who delivered everything with a wink, and truly enjoyed his job. Watched MASSIVE manta rays the size of queen beds, just swarm the diver. Saw cuttlefish and my favorite was the newest addition to the penguin family ... Tyrian (named after the character in Game of Thrones).

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your feedback from your latest visit. We are so thrilled to hear that you had such a good time within our facility. It is always nice to hear that the enjoyment our staff have working here is reflected to our guests, we will pass your message on to Bert who... More

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