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Manly Sea Life Sanctuary

West Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
02 8251 7877
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Ranked #5 of 8 attractions in Manly
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Type: Aquariums
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We visited the sanctuary with two children 7&10 they really enjoyed the experience and I have to say I wasnt bored either. Not a very big venue but plenty of beautiful marine life and information to be seen.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great place but be prepared to carry small children as lots of stairs. great staff interaction with kids and talking about the displays.

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Ingleburn, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I think it is horrible that a bag full of baby clothes, and my iphone 4s. Was stolen ontop of a pram covered with a blanket. As we ran out to try to find the person who took it. The lady working at the desk couldn't even care less. I should have got my money back?! I took my little... More

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Naomi M, Guest Relations Manager at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hello There, I am so sorry to hear that your Bag was stolen from the Pram bay. It is with regret I hear this and wish there was something we could do. Our staff do advise customers that valuables should not be kept in this area as it isn't a secure area, only somewhere for parents to leave their prams.... More

Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A great day out for adults and children. I was really surprised at how good it was here as I was not expecting much. They have nurse sharks, penguins, turtles, stingrays etc. There is an amazing tunnel under the tanks where all the sealife will swim over you so make sure you bring a camera. You will be charmed by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Sealife Sanctuary came highly recommended by one of your staff members Ben Buchan. Had a fantastic afternoon watching people doing the shark dive, the talks and the fish feeding. Loved the seahorses. Very informative.

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Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I went herewith my son and my twin 2 yo grandsons. Very kid friendly. Well maintained and would highly recommend. The peguins enclose wascute.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Had the chance to take my granddaughters here while we stayed in manly ,,it was fantastic really enjoyed the experience ,,,,

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I realise it's not the Sydney aquarium, but hey, it's conveniently located in Manly if you're staying there, and despite being a little tired and small, the kids actually loved it. The penguin show was absolutely entertaining for young and old. We watched the octopus getting fed, and there were some pretty spectacular fish. Enjoyed it, and spent a good... More

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was a relatively inexpensive thing to do with the kids and they loved it! It didn't take all day which was nice, it was easy to go for a couple hours or to wait out the rain. They had a variety of animals and talks throughout the day. Walking thru the shark tunnel was a blast!

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Oceanside, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Old and dated, looks like no money has been thrown back into the place. We paid $25 each and were pretty disappointed. Displays eye not very informative as to what was on display or where the sea life was from, and the sea life itself looked a little depressed! Save your money and go to Sydney harbour aquarium... Lovely location... More

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