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The SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is one of the city's most popular attractions. From travelling through incredible oceanarium tunnels to getting up close with the penguins and turtles – Sydney aquarium has a lot to offer. Make the most of your experience by reaching SEA LIFE Sydney during the animal feeding hour to interact and learn more about these fascinating species. The aquarium also brings the Great Barrier Reef's aquatic world to life. Read on to learn about your SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets and what to expect during your visit.
Infants under 2 years get free entry while children between the age of 3-15 years enjoy reduced pricing on their tickets.
While there's plenty to see and do at the aquarium, here are our top recommendations:
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is the best place to visit in Sydney if you are a Marine life aficionado. If you have always wanted to interact with aquatic creatures, heading to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is your best bet. Here, you will meet sharks, turtles, jellyfishes, rays, seahorses, penguins, and many more.
At SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium's stunning new exhibit, discover the renowned treasures of the Great Barrier Reef. Life on the reef is replicated for tourists to encounter and experience through 24 hours of the day, set fully on the reef as it transforms through night and day.
Meet some of the most gorgeous feathered companions on Macquarie Island. Come up close to the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium's Gentoo and King penguin colony as they waddle, slide, and splash around. This is quite popular among the younger visitors of SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.
Walk beneath some of the world's largest aquarium sharks, including Grey Nurse Sharks, to face your anxieties. Explore the depths of Shark Valley as you continue your trip deep beneath the sea. You will also come across a massive Smooth Stingray while travelling through the parallel underwater tunnels.
Believe it or not, the European sailors who arrived in Australia back in the day mistook Dugong for mermaids. These creatures can be seen from above as well as from below in the viewing tunnels. Dugong Island is also home to a variety of other fascinating creatures.
At the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, not all of the animals are kept behind glass. Visit the unique rockpool and meet one of the experts to make an amazing discovery. Sea stars, shark eggs, shells, and more will be visible and touchable. This is another attraction that is a favourite among the kids.
A broad assortment of animals belonging to the Southern Oceans can be found within the beached shipwreck environment. A popular colony of Little Penguins can be seen darting through the sea and waddling across the sand while going about their vital little penguin business in this zone.
Animals native to one of the world's most iconic harbours can be seen here, amidst the stilted piers and platform decks. Sydney Harbour is an important connection in the ecology of the shoreline, with over 600 kinds of fish occupying its depths, and this themed zone provides a glimpse of what lies underneath.
Jurassic Seas transports you to the ocean's depths to witness the origins of life and encounter strange and amazing living fossils. Discover the strange hagfish, lungfish, octopus, and mudskipper while learning about evolution. This zone is equal parts exciting and informative for the young as well as the old.
Opening hours: SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Duration: It takes about 2 hours to explore the entirety of SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.
Best time to visit SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium: The months of December through February are ideal for outdoor and indoor activities in Sydney. The skies are clear and the weather is mild, making for ideal touring conditions. If you want to avoid the crowds, though, you should visit in November or March, rather than during the summer.
Absolutely! This fascinating 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 the world's largest Great Barrier Reef exhibit to a wonderful display of penguins, a 100-meter long shark walk to behind-the-scenes feeding of fish, and more, there's plenty to see and do at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.
Your tickets include unlimited access to all themed zones, the shark walk, the Great Barrier Reef exhibit, and all marine creature displays here.
Yes! Infants under the age of 2 get free entry and those between the age of 3-15 enjoy reduced pricing on their tickets.
The starting price is AU$40.80. This includes access to all exhibits and displays at the aquarium.
There are almost 13,000 marine creatures on display here. Some of the most interesting ones include dugongs, grey nurse sharks, spotted eagle rays, penguins, sawfish, moray eels, and much more.
The aquarium is open every day from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. It's best to visit on weekdays to avoid the weekend crowds. The best time of the year would be between October to May, to avoid the massive summer footfall.
If you take the train, you can get off at Town Hall or Wynyard stations which are walking distance from Darling Harbour. If you take the bus, get off at the SEA LIFE bus stop on Wheat Road and walk to Darling Harbour. You can also take the ferry, or drive down.
Yes! All guests are free to capture memories on their personal devices. However, the use of tripods and flash is not permitted as it may disturb the marine animals.