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Manly Sea Life Sanctuary

West Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
02 8251 7877
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Ranked #4 of 8 attractions in Manly
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Type: Aquariums
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

i have been to quite a few aquariums in my life time. this is probably one of the best. it is worth your money and has a great amount of wildlife. i really loved going through the tunnel on the caver belt and seeing all the wonderful wildlife like string rays and turtles swimming over the top of you.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My teenage daughter has always been fascinated by sharks. When she asked me if she could go 'shark diving' at the Manly Seaquarium I agreed thinking she would be in a cage. Well....no cage....yikes.....but some excellent training and preparation by the two instructors. My daughter had never even dived before so I was quite nervous but she was given great... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

On a planned trip to Manly we decided to visit the aquarium as we had tickets as part of a Sydney attraction deal with the Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds, Sydney Tower Eye and the Sydney Sealife Centre. We had visited the Sealife in Sydney but had been disappointed as the little penguins were hiding so we decided to try our... More

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Okinawa, Japan
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20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We booked the Manly Ferry from the Circular Quay Harbor for a trip to the Sea Life Sanctuary while staying in Sydney. It was a cloudy, windy July day but well worth the trip. From the Manly harbor go left on the board walk around the beach to the sanctuary. It was a short walk with stops to feed the... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 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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Naomi M, Guest Relations Manager at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback and making people aware that we are currently a stair based and do not have a lift on the premises. We are looking into ways of making our attraction more accessable but in the mean time we will try our best to assist guests with prams who wish to take the pram to... More

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
26 helpful votes 26 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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