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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Tickets

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Get acquainted with Australia’s marine life at SEA LIFE Sydney

Travel through oceanarium tunnels to explore the eight different exhibits at the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, attend feeding hours and talks by caretakers, to learn about aquatic ecosystems and animals from around the world. We'll take you through all the reasons why SEA LIFE Sydney should be on your travel list, and help you pick the best ticket for your visit!

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  2. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets booking guide
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  5. Things to see at the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
  6. Plan your visit to the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
  7. Frequently asked questions about SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets

Things to know before you book SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets

  • There are three types of SEA LIFE Aquarium tickets to choose from: general admission tickets, multi-attraction passes, and combo tickets.
  • General admission tickets are great if you want access to the aquarium and all its zones. These tickets have flexible duration, so feel free to spend as long as you like inside the aquarium. All general admission tickets to SEA LIFE Sydney include a complimentary Penguin Expedition boat ride and digital photos inside the aquarium. 
  • Multi-attraction passes include admission to attractions like WILD LIFE Sydney, Madame Tussauds, Sydney Tower Eye, and of course the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, all within walking distance from each other. You are looking at up to 55% in ticket savings by getting the multi-attraction passes over individual admission tickets.
  • Choose between a 2/3/4 attraction pass, which will give you access to 1/2/3 attractions, in addition to SEA LIFE Sydney. The maximum validity of these passes are 60 days from the date of visiting SEA LIFE Sydney. 
  • SEA LIFE Sydney combo tickets lets you explore attractions like Taronga Zoo and the city. Explore a larger part of Sydney, without having to worry about getting there. You have commute options included, like hop-on hop-off buses and ferries to help you get to and from the attractions. 
  • Please note: Your SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets DO NOT include admission to special experiences like the behind the scenes tour, private dining, and VR experiences inside the aquarium. You’ll need to purchase a separate ticket at the venue to access these experiences. 

Explore all your SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium ticket options

General admission tickets

Best for: Access to the aquarium

Duration: Flexible

These tickets give you access to all the exhibits of the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, including the Penguin Expedition boat ride, and digital photos to take home as souvenirs.

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Multi-attraction passes

Best for: Sightseeing the Darling Harbour

Duration: Flexible

Choose from up to four attractions including SEA LIFE Sydney, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds, and Sydney Tower Eye, all located within walking distance, in the city center. Get great savings of up to 50% in entry tickets, and see more without the hassle of traveling.

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Discounted tickets
Infants under 2 years get free entry while children between the age of 3-15 years enjoy reduced pricing on their tickets.

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Things to see at the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Day and Night on the Reef

Watch the days transform into nights, and how life flourishes at the Great Barrier Reef. You'll come across animals like jellyfishes, sharks, and turtles, in this zone.

Penguin Expedition

Meet the stunning sea birds of Macquarie Island. Get up close to the Gentoo and King penguin colony, on your boat ride through the exhibit, and watch as they waddle, slide, and splash around.

Shark Valley

Continue your trip deep beneath the sea to encounter grey nurse sharks, wobbegong sharks, and gigantic black cods in the Shark Valley exhibit. Keep your eyes peeled for the massive smooth stingray, while you're there!

Dugong Island

Say hello to Pig the in house dugong, and his aquatic pals including eagle rays, zebra sharks, and blue tangs, at this must visit exhibit.

Discovery Rockpool

Visit the unique rockpool, aka one of the only open exhibits at the aquarium, to learn and interact with sea stars, shark eggs, and shells. This exhibit is a favourite among kids.

South Coast Shipwreck

Learn about the animals of the Southern Oceans within this beached, shipwreck environment. Little penguins, sea horses, octopuses, and black breams are some of the residents you'll meet, here.

Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour is as beautiful below ground, as it is above! Get a glimpse of 600+ species of fish including lion fish, old wives, box fish, and cray fish.

Jurassic Seas

Discover the unique hagfish, lungfish, moray eel and mudskipper while learning about their evolution over the centuries. This zone is equal parts exciting and informative for the young and old.

Plan your visit to the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is open daily from 10am to 5pm, including weekends and public holidays.

Recommended duration: It takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to explore the entirety of the aquarium. Your ticket has a flexible validity, so feel free to spend as long as you like inside.

Best time to visit the aquarium

Since the aquarium is indoors, you can visit at any time of year without having to worry about the weather. Tourist season in Australia is from December through February, so you may find it more busier than usual at the aquarium and other attractions. If you want to avoid the crowds but still experience some of that good weather, consider visiting in November or March.
Mondays through Fridays are comparatively less crowded than weekends, so if you have the option to visit on a weekday, go for it!

Address: 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia | Find on maps

Travel options to reach the aquarium

  • By car: Reach SEA LIFE Sydney by taking the A4 via the M1 and M5 and then following the road signs.
  • By train: Town Hall and Wynyard stations are both within walking distance of the aquarium. From Wynyard or Town Hall, travel west down the hill towards Darling Harbour on King Street or Market Street.
  • By ferry: Every half-hour, public ferry services to Darling Harbour operate from Circular Quay Wharf 5.
  • By bus: If you are taking the Big Bus Sydney, get out at the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium stop on Wheat Road, which is just beneath the footbridge.
  • Parking: Find paid parking at 100 Murray Street, Citi Park Car Park, Darling Park Car Park, and many others, nearby.
SEA LIFE Sydney facilities
  • Wheelchair accessible (complimentary wheelchairs available)
  • Service animals allowed
  • Free entry for caregivers
  • Baby changing rooms
  • Paid parking
  • Dining outlet
  • Gift shop
  • Restrooms
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  • All individuals of the age of 15 and below must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Alcohol and outside foods are not allowed inside the aquarium.
  • Photos can only be clicked within SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium by authorised vendors.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the aquarium.
  • Make sure to carry a contactless/tap card for all monetary transactions at the aquarium, since they are a cashless establishment.
  • Book tickets for earlier during the day to avoid the crowds that may increase during the day.
  • There is a lot to see at SEA LIFE Sydney; make sure to carry a map with you to plan out your route through the aquarium. You can get these maps at the entrance, or download it beforehand.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, since you will be doing a lot of walking inside the aquarium.
  • It is highly recommended to book your SEA LIFE Sydney tickets in advance. This way you get tickets for the date of your choice, and a hassle-free experience overall.

Cockle Bay Yacht Club: Stop by this restaurant for a hearty lunch or quick bite to eat during your aquarium visit. They serve food made from the freshest ingredients, from local farms. P.S.: They are pet friendly!

Helm Bar & Bistro: Head here for some cocktails and food, served with stunning views of the Harbour. The place has old-school charm and the food menu includes buffalo wings, sliders, antipasto platters and more.

Baia The Italian: Grab Italian grub at this waterfront bistro in the Darling Harbour. Feast on Tiger prawn aglio olio, gnocchi, bruschetta, and much more while you're there.

I'm Angus Steakhouse: Dig into some of the finest Australian steaks, paired with a glass of wine from their extensive selection, and you have the perfect steakhouse experience. Don't miss out on the BBQ pork ribs and Wagyu beef burgers.

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo: Meet the Big 5 of Australia aka, kangaroos, crocodiles, koalas, platypuses, and wombats, all under one roof, at this zoo.

Sydney Tower Eye: You're bound to get the best panoramic views of Sydney from the highest viewpoint. Head over to this 309m high observation deck and see the city from a different POV.

Australian National Maritime Museum: Learn about historic Aboriginal and European explorers, their travels, discoveries, and more, at this iconic museum in Sydney.

Sydney Opera House: Take a guided tour of one of the most recognized buildings in the world. Learn about the history, architecture, and fun facts about the building, from your tour guides.

Frequently asked questions about SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets

What are the types of SEA LIFE Sydney tickets available?

There are three types of SEA LIFE Sydney tickets that you can choose from: General admission tickets that gives you full access to the aquarium, multi-attraction passes that lets you visit three more attractions — WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds, and Sydney Tower Eye — in addition to the aquarium, and lastly combo tickets which give you a chance to explore more of Sydney and provides commute options that can get you to and from the attraction.

What is the cost of SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets?

General admission ticket to the aquarium starts at AU$38.40. Multi-attraction passes start at AU$65 for two attractions, and combo tickets start at AU$107.

Are there discounts available on SEA LIFE Sydney tickets?

Yes! Infants under the age of 2 get free entry and those between the age of 3-15 enjoy reduced pricing on their aquarium tickets. You can also save up to 55% on tickets by getting the multi-attraction passes and combo tickets.

How can I book tickets to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium?

The best way is to book your SEA LIFE Sydney tickets online, for the best prices and deals. Additional benefits include getting confirmed slots at your preferred time, and mobile tickets that are convenient and contactless. Alternatively, you can also purchase your tickets at the venue, but at the risk of it being sold out on the date of your arrival.

What's included in my SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets?

General admission tickets to SEA LIFE Sydney include unlimited access to all eight exhibits, including the boat ride at the Penguin Expedition exhibit. You can also get complimentary digital photos taken at the aquarium, which make for a great souvenir to take home.

Is it worth visiting SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium?

Absolutely! The SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is home to a variety of fascinating interactive zones and exhibits that will teach both adults and kids about marine creatures, their behavior and habitats. From animal feedings, to penguin-spotting boat rides, and more, there's plenty to see and do at the aquarium.

When should I visit SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium?

The aquarium is open every day from 10am to 5pm. It's best to visit on weekdays to avoid the weekend crowds. The best time of the year would be in November or March, to avoid the worst of the peak season rush and get some of the summer sun and clear skies, making it the perfect weather to explore Sydney and its attractions.

How do I get to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium?

SEA LIFE Sydney is located on the Darling Harbour at the Central Business District of Sydney. Address: 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia | Find on maps. You can reach the aquarium by bus, train, ferry, and car.

Is photography permitted at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium?

Yes! Feel free to take as many pictures and videos you want. However, the use of flash photography and videography is strictly prohibited, owing to the safety of the animals.