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“Anybody that is animal oriented as opposed to places of scenic beauty should not miss this or its partner exhibits.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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 #70 of 238 Attractions in Sydney
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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 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.
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“Anybody that is animal oriented as opposed to places of scenic beauty should not miss this or its partner exhibits.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Set in the picturesque Darling harbour there's for all tastes in easy hailing distance. The HO-HO (hop-on-hop-off) boats also originate here. There are combi passes for all the attractions and the Merline pass is a great deal because it is valid for one year, for attractions across Australia and includes discounts at the gift stores!

Try and make it for the feeding tours, it is a wonderful learning experience!

We loved the dugong and the wonderful rays that skim overhead like grinning ghosts!

Visited June 2013
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“Very disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

The aquarium is in dire need of updating. The displays were not really that interesting the only real highlight was the dugong! We felt like yoyos up and down ramps - just couldn't wait to get out of there!

Visited July 2012
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“Wear the kids out with fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

It takes quite a long time to walk through the display and I think you get your moneys worth. Many, many fish. As someone whose main interest in fish is on a plate with a slice of lemon this wears a bit, but the kids just love it.

Visited June 2013
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“Fun fun fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

My partner and I did this and it is a lot of fun, you get to see all the Australian animals and shows, it's great for kids and prices are reasonable.

Visited March 2013
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“The kids loved it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Bought the 2 combo tickets that included the Sydney Wildlife Zoo. The kids loved it especially after seeing a Dugong and the sharks. Loved the photos taken by the service staff and the souvenir photo booklet or mini-album was a really good item to cherish the memories.

Visited June 2013
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