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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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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Great fun, really interesting

By a ticket on-line so you don't have to queue. Loved the jellyfish and the sea horse. My kids love the shop!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Kazza2206
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love going to the Melbourne aquarium. It's full of life and it's real. Very clean, organised and the time flys when ever I visit it. The sharks and the rays are huge and you can see beneath them thanks to the glass gallery. I always like sit at the front it and admire Mother Nature and these wild species

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

By a ticket on-line so you don't have to queue. Loved the jellyfish and the sea horse. My kids love the shop!

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Thank Kazza2206
Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is impossible for me to describe how beautiful the Melbourne Aquarium is. The exhibits are amazing and children will love them. When we were there there was a small tank were children can touch some safe sea animals. Definite a great day out for families and the popular Southbank is close by for food and if you aren't tired... More 

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Thank Hoong L
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took my one year old baby to the aquarium recently. She enjoyed it and so did I . I have been there before so I am a fan. The penguins are always my favorite and the crocodile is spectacular. It is super busy at times and can be very cramped with a stroller. I wish it was bigger in... More 

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Thank Zeddypink
Mauritius
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was not even close to an aquarium or worth the money. Boring... To put it mildly. I love paying $5 for a Gatorade, thanks for that.

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Thank review690
Melbourne
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The place is so cool. Great setup and i didnt see any sick looking animals at all. Great range of exhibits

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Thank Aaronlovestravel
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great place to take the whole family. The exhibits are well presented and it is easy to navigate through the whole aquarium. We all liked the walkway where the fish including sharks and stingrays swim on top of you. Our most popular exhibit was the penguins. It was amazing to watch how fast they can swim. Don't... More 

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Thank Paul K
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the up and close encounter with all the sea life very much. The wide variety of sea animals topped off the visit.The 4D cinema should definitely be checked out. I would recommend it for young children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an exiting experience for everyone in the family to enjoy. Very amusing and a great place to visit on a cold and hot day.

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Aquarium isn't very big, but houses the king penguins, which was hard to have in most aquariums in Asia. Up close encounter, separated by just a wall of glass, it was a unique experience. Other than that, we finished the tour in less than 2 hours.

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