We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“good for a rainy day out”

Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
Book In Advance
More Info
$28.40*
and up
Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium Entry Ticket
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s is New Zealand’s most famous aquarium! It is home to New Zealand's only sub-Antarctic penguins and offers a myriad of opportunities to get up close and personal with incredible marine life from the Pacific and Southern oceans. For a truly incredible experience, take the plunge on an Animal Adventure jump into the shark tank and go snorkeling with 14 massive sharks or jump on the ice and get up close and personal with the King and Gentoo penguins!
Reviewed January 21, 2012

Being a rainy day we needed to get the kids out and this made a pleasant change from the indoor play centres. Our young daughters thoroughly enjoyed the ride through the Antarctic as well as the moving conveyor belt through the underwater tunnels. Highlight of the visit was the sea horses. there is a small coffee shop on site.

Thank scottyAuckland
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (2,434)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"penguin enclosure"
in 92 reviews
"moving walkway"
in 59 reviews
"shark bus"
in 51 reviews
"shark tank"
in 49 reviews
"free shuttle"
in 66 reviews
"underwater world"
in 47 reviews
"conveyor belt"
in 30 reviews
"glass tunnel"
in 29 reviews
"underwater tunnel"
in 28 reviews
"king penguins"
in 27 reviews
"quay street"
in 27 reviews
"feeding times"
in 25 reviews
"rainy day"
in 75 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 24 reviews
"school holidays"
in 24 reviews
"mission bay"
in 30 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 40 reviews
Filter

2,070 - 2,074 of 2,434 reviews

Reviewed January 19, 2012

Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World is just fantastic. Kelly Tarlton's vision of this use of space (the old sewerage pumping station) is incredible. Sad that he didn't see it finished. You travel on a travelator around the tunnels built of perspec - fantastic array of sea life. I'm not a great fan of the Antarctic Encounter - the displays are fantasic - Shackleton - great. I just don't like seeing the penguins in captivity and in what looks like a fairly small space and also inside.

Thank Christine5203
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 17, 2012

Well designed and something a bit different to do in Auckland. Probably great for children and overseas visitors, but as Auckland residents, there's more fun to be had on the beaches, boats and bush

Thank Haydee-NZ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 15, 2012

The penguins in the Antarctic Encounter are amazing and you can get right up close to them.Admission price is expensive but well worth it.

Thank Lois G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed January 15, 2012

I used to take our kids here often, but as they have got older it hasn't really been upgraded much and its quite expensive now. I realise they have to cover costs but also the public should only have pay for what they are seeing.

Thank Tarnz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium also viewed

Auckland Central, Auckland
Auckland Central, Auckland
 
Auckland Central, Auckland
Auckland Central, Auckland
 

Been to Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing