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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 #78 of 203 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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wollongong
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The only thing worth seeing here is the penguin enclosure the rest is pretty boring, sydney much better. Very old and tired looking and expensive.

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Been there over four times this year alone. It's one of the best in Australia with great activities for the kids. Plan the time to go e.g. Not during school holidays. Only down side is the cafe food options and prices. Otherwise just perfect

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Rosebud, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The last time I visited the Aquarium was went it first opened. It was wonderful then and it is even better now. I live at the beach, but I was still in wonder and awe of the beautiful fish and sea life, displayed there. It was a bit pricey, but I guess that what happens when you want to enjoy... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Really has improved from last visit some years back. Loved having to be near and experience close ups and watching them swim over you. Enjoyed the cafe area to enjoy the view but could not go out to enjoy the river view as the doors were locked.

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Chisinau, Moldova
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very pleasant experience. I was excited to see penguins and to give them names. Shame there was no show with dolphins for example.

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Renmark, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Fantastically well set up with lots of sea creaatures on display as well as rainforest wildlife. The Shark and stingray area was stunning and the penguin area equally as good. The crocodile there is absolutely huge and you can get a quite close up look. Overall a great few hours.

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Perth, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Sea Life was easy to get to on the tram. I really enjoyed the exhibits, the highlights for me being the tunnel, sunken ship wreak, sea horses and penguins. Some of the aquariums have little 'head holes' that the children can look in and feel as if they are inside the fish tank. My only disappointment was that I could... More

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Mildura
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

This was the second visit my husband & I made to the aquarium - this first was in the months after it first opened. We were pleased to see that the aquarium was still being run by caring, passionate staff. We listened to two staff talks, the first one on sharks, the second on penguins. The first talk was funny... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Good clean facility, family friendly and well kept. Do check ahead for feeding schedule if you want to see animals being fed.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

As I have never been to a sealife aquarium before I thought it was great loved that they had a variety of not just fish but the crocs penguins and insects. My partner said it was not as good as the W.A aquarium the children loved it. Could of had alot more interaction with the sealife not just a coupe... More

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