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Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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Aquarium Pier | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8251 7800
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Embark on a journey of amazing discovery through SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s extraordinary themed zones including all-new Penguin Expedition. This world-first ride-through experience will take explorers on journey to meet our spectacular sub-Antarctic King and Gentoo penguins as they are transported on a raft at a cool six degrees Celsius. Get face-to-fin with over 13,000 animals from 700 different species in an impressive six million litres of water as you explore South Coast Shipwreck, Dugong Island, Shark Valley and the world’s largest Great Barrier Reef display. Meet our resident dugongs Pig and Wuru at Dugong Island to learn all about their heart-warming rescue story. Then, face your fears at Shark Valley, a 100 metre ocean-tunnel walkthrough amongst jaw-some sharks and skeletal whale remains! Make sure you join in with our interactive daily talks, or book ahead to join us for fish-feeding or a behind-the-scenes intimate ocean experience with Dugongs or penguins!
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Aquarium Pier | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 2 8251 7800
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great aquarium as you'd probably expect given its in Sydney. Well located in Darling Harbour its part of a group of attractions including Madame Tussauds, the Wildlife Zoo and the Sydney Tower Eye. You can buy discounted tickets online to one or...More

Thank DML
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a rainy, cold day so this was a great escape. Offers many sea life attractions from sharks to many species of fish. Small children seemed to really enjoy it.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The line to get in on a Saturday was so long, so I recommend arriving after 11am because that's when it started to die down a bit. The aquarium is on the smaller side. The highlight is Mr Pig the dugong who is adorable and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a good time at the aquarium with great viewing of the sea life. We didn't do the interactive activities as we arrived late in the day. If you don't have kids then go during the week or when the school holidays are not...More

Thank Nannygoat01
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We always stop at the Aquarium and love it. It was a very wet and miserable day so the crowd inside was insane. But we had a great time and will be back again

Thank Sharnee F
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I like this place. Royal penguins are great. Relaxing atmosphere. Sometimes I come to think about the eternal)). Better at the end of the day - less people.

Thank TracyWilley
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just done my 1st ever shark dive @ Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. This was the perfect place to have your 1st dive and the instructors were truly amazing. From the start to finish everything was done professionally. The close encounters with the sharks was outstanding...More

2  Thank mayergeoff
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice big aquarium well worth a visit. The price is $40 but you can go to wildlife place too for $60 combo ticket. Big sharks and Great Barrier Reef section very good

Thank youcantbuyfame
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A rainy weekend meant the aquarium was going to be packed. There must have been 50 people with kids waiting in the rain outside the aquarium waiting for it to open. It wasn't like staff weren't there - they were sitting at the counters waiting...More

Thank Em K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to visit the Aquarium with my family today it was appalling. It was over crowded and horrible. I took my 1yr old daughter there for the first time and the whole experience was horrendous. it made my family feel unsafe especially in the...More

Thank TBabelez
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March 3, 2018|
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March 12, 2017|
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I think this is a very popular tourist attraction but early am will be better I would hope. If you are visiting in the winter it might be less crowded than summer.
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February 7, 2017|
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Hello MumofDragonsxox, Our private dinner experience has been quite popular in the last few months, we hope to cater for most kinds of dietary restrictions. To contact our Event Coordinators about the menu that we have... More
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