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Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
61 3 9923 5999
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Ranked #82 of 210 Attractions in Melbourne
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Type: Aquariums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Discover creatures of the Southern Ocean in the 2-million-liter oceanarium.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

I know it was school holidays, but way too many people for what the venue could handle. My daughter is in a wheelchair and we spent at least 1 hour waiting for the lifts with all the prams. Walkways too narrow and dark, people and kids getting lost, not knowing which way to go. We could not wait to get... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Located right on the banks of the Yarra, this venue was welcoming from the minute of our arrival! It is laid out in a number of mini-zones, each with a different theme. This was great for us, with a number of small children, because it meant that there were continually differing things for the kids to look at and keep... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My husband and l took our three grandchildren for a visit to the Melbourne Aquarium on a school holiday outing…We parked at Crown Casino just up the road, at a cost of $34, for just two and a half hours. When entering the Aquarium we noticed the entrance fees, Adults $20, Children $15, Single family $ 66, families $ 96….... More

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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I had a great time well worth the money I spent... and my kids loved the presents.. I also must add the people were lovely and very friendly..

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Echuca, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The Aquarium is sensational, been open a long time and have considered visiting many times, we shouldn't have waited so long. We all (family of 3) agree that the whole place was great, especially the penguins, you could watch them all day, the only downside was the food in the cafe, dry, over done and only a reduced menu.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

a most ...this was a top way to see the Aquarium the food was excellent the staff were great yummy food and drinks loved been greeted with a cocktail on arrival I had a wonderful evening will be doing this on my next visit to Melbourne the sea horses an crocodile were my favorites thanks to all the attentive staff... More

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Warragul, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

this was just ok, wouldn't rave about it, it does have some good things like the sharks, sting rays, crocodile and penguins. Kids got board quick and we were over it after 10 mins. If you have never been to an aquarium before you would probably really enjoy it, but seen one aquarium seen them all.

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Myself, My husband, My mother-in-law, and my infant son visited Sealife together. Each of us loved it. I look forward to returning regularly as my son grows...as I know none of us will tire of it. The lay-out, the information, the staff...it's all brilliant. The only reason I gave it four stars is due to the parent room. I had... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Our toddler loved the aquarium as despite being little he could get up close to all the animals thanks to the huge glass tanks. He even touched some shellfish in the open display. Brilliant day out.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is perhaps my third visit to the Aquarium and in most respects my opinion hasn't changed. The positives? There are a great array of fish, seahorses, jellyfish, rays, penguins, sharks, lizards and one massive saltwater crocodile to see. The sight of sharks and massive rays swimming above and around you is really fantastic. However, sadly the negatives seem to... More

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