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Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

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Address: Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 1800 026 576
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

Discover creatures of the Southern Ocean in the 2-million-liter oceanarium.

Discover creatures of the Southern Ocean in the 2-million-liter oceanarium.

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$41.58*
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Melbourne Attraction Pass: Melbourne Aquarium and Eureka Skydeck 88
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$153.22*
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Penguin Passport at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
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$230.21*
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Shark Dive Experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

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Omg the penguins!!!!

Had an awesome time here yesterday, was quite busy with the amount of families there but that's to be expected! The penguins, oh my goodness, highlight of the day, what gorgeous... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
indiafinney
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Newcastle, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic Day out for the entire family. The penguins and touch pool was a hit. It is easy to get to via public transport or use the public parking area nearby

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Cairo, Egypt
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Your tours will not be completed without visiting Melbourne Aquarium at the corner of Flinders and King Street in Melbourne. It's a colorful visit watching the jellyfish, sharks, sea horses and more. Your day will be completed when you leave this Aquarium. A worth spending your time here.

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Thank samuelserios
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, 5 Stars! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your journey with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is wonderful to hear that you loved every part of your experience while exploring the aquarium. Looking forward to you visiting us again soon. More 

Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an awesome time here yesterday, was quite busy with the amount of families there but that's to be expected! The penguins, oh my goodness, highlight of the day, what gorgeous little furry creatures, I almost broke into the exhibit to take one home. Was hilarious watching them during feeding time. Overall had a wonderful day and would definitely come... More 

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Thank indiafinney
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your journey through the aquarium and found some favourites along the way. The penguins are definitely a favourite for many of our visitors and staff, probably because they are adorable! We look forward... More 

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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'll just say we were there for 4 hours. It was great. Expensive cafe but that's expected. So much for all ages.

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Thank CamKylzHaydo
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is wonderful to hear that you and your family enjoyed your journey through the aquarium. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! More 

da vinci nile cruise
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good underwater life. Colourful jellyfish,sea horses,sharks etc.If raining worth spending a couple of hours here.

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Thank carolclarke58
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your journey through the aquarium, there is something here for everyone. We run a number of talks and feeds each day and further details on the times can be found... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My kids and we enjoyed the Melbourne Aquarium.Try online for some for some ticket deals.Shark viewing is amazing

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Thank vinodsamuel07
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your journey through SEA LIFE Melbourne. Our oceanarium tunnel is a favourite and a great place to observe the animals and from different perspectives. Our largest sharks are found down there, and it's awesome to hear you enjoyed it! We really appreciate you taking the time share... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

In my opinion, this is better than other aussie states comparisons. Really liked walking around under the aquariums. Awesome to be glass thickness away from sharks and big water animals! Sealife melb is set out nicely and is worth visiting.

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Thank Jase W
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. It is great to hear that you had such a fun time exploring SEA LIFE Melbourne and were in awe of our sharks and rays. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

IN SHORT: It's an OK place to spend an afternoon if you'd like to see fish. DETAILED: I went to Melbourne on vacation and saw the aquarium nearby. Figured I'd go because Australia is well known for its sea life. The creatures inside are remarkable, of course, but the aquarium itself is like a MAZE. It seems like it's built... More 

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Thank Lindsey S
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for you review; we really appreciate you taking the time to share you experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne and provide us with feedback. All feedback is helpful as we are always looking for ways to improve our visitor experience. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was a bit stressful, and we will ensure our... More 

Melbourne
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a quick trip on a Sunday morning, lovely place to visit and is recommended for kids 4+ as they will understand more about what they are looking at also because the 4D cinemas is for kids 4 years and over. The penguin area is most popular. Loved the outdoor balcony overlooking the city.

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Thank MarwahM
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your journey through the aquarium, there is something here for everyone. Our 4D experience and penguins are definitely favourites and we're glad you enjoyed it too. We look forward to... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Aquariums you may see all around the planet, but we found that the entry-fee of this one was extremely expensive compared to others we have been before.

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Thank Ginger1957
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us here at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is disappointing to hear that you didn't enjoy your journey through the aquarium as much as we would have hoped. If you purchase our 'saver admission' tickets from our website, you will save at least 10%... More 

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