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Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Embark on a journey of amazing discovery through SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s extraordinary zones including Day and Night on the Reef. Experience the iconic wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and be amazed as it transitions from night to day in the...more
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you live in Sydney and have kids under 10 get your self/family a Merlin pass as you have unlimited access to all three attractions Wild Life/Sydney aquarium and madam Tussauds. The pass makes it worth while and good value as you can go as...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello 816jaredj, How amazing that you are such a loyal guest to our attractions! We really appreciate it :) Thank you for passing on your lovely comments about our staff. We are disappointed to read that you have had issues with the photography staff in...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I took my baby and 5 year old here during a mini break in Sydney over the Easter school holidays. As others have mentioned, the noise level was a bit hectic, but my baby did sleep through it all, so it didn’t bother me as...More

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Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey kazandmillieb! Thank you so much for visiting us during the holiday period. You are right!.. it was a busy one. Our combination tickets are quite valuable to our guests and when you purchase them online through our ofishal website the QR code will allow...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

I've visited a couple of sea life centres in the UK and I thought the Sydney one would make these pale. Though good this wasn't quite the experience I'd hoped for. We went on a weekend and the place was busy, very bustley, with lots...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey GarryA98, Thank you for visiting and leaving your review. We're so sorry to hear that your experience with us did not live up to your understandably high expectations. We do find that we are a very popular attraction, especially in school holiday periods. This...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an enjoyable time. There are a lot of fish to see. Plenty of different tanks with a variety of different species. We enjoyed the visit. The best part was the walk through tunnels where sharks, stingrays and fish swim over your head. Worth...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The experience itself is great, but the managing of the lines and tickets is terrible (went on a public holiday) Expect long lines (even when you have your ticket) for the entry itself. Nice experience seeing the marine life howeverMore

Date of experience: April 2019
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Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey Aryavali, Thanks for visiting us here at SEALIFE Sydney Aquarium! The Aquarium was very busy over the long weekend - we welcomed approximately 25 000 guests during the 4 day period. Over the past year we have been implementing a timed ticketing system which...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Worth a visit for the amount of sea life on show, but if you don’t have kids and/or aren’t prepared to leave your sanity at the door, pick a very quiet day or time to go. Or just don’t. The pushing and shoving, screaming kids,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello P7262YYstuartc, Thank you so much for visiting and sharing your review. We're so sorry to hear that your experience with us did not live up to your understandably high expectations. We do find that we are a very popular attraction, especially in school holiday...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Compact Sealife that for sure the kids will enjoy. Make sure to pre purchase your tickets as it gets a bit busy especially going there on school holidays..we got a merlin pass so not an issue for us.. Make sure to do it first as...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our trip here was filled with awe and wonder! We loved seeing new creatures, see the Penguins being fed and so much more. Our exploring 10 year old loved the Ranger Pack and we all enjoyed the interactive activities. The staff were very helpful and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s close to darling harbour bridge The best way to buy ticket is through online so that you don’t have to sand in a long queue 😊 I recommend to buy ticket online , it was an amazing experience 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went as part of the multiple attraction ticket, which made the trip very good value. There were a great range of species and well made exhibits. Animals were energetic and exciting to watch. Pig the dugong was the star, great to see as he is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Taylor S
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Definitive mid week lees queues
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I have done the shark dive at the Aquarium 5 times now in the last couple of months now & it's quite an exhilarating experience. If you have a fear of sharks, this is the ultimate way to overcome it. You don't need to be an... More
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Hi Angie, all equipment is provided including appropriate wetsuit for the temperature in a wife range of sizes...we've had divers from 4"/1.2m and 5 stone/35kg all the way up to 6'7"/2m and 20stone/140kg. All you need to... More
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