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.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium: Tours & Tickets

Features Animals
Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
All photos (2,209)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ice age”(86 reviews)
“sharks and rays”(37 reviews)
About
Discover creatures of the Southern Ocean in the 2-million-litre oceanarium. Melbourne SEA LIFE aquarium is home to King and Gentoo penguins, nurse sharks and a mega croc.
Open Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Contact
| corner of Flinders Street and King Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
Website
+61 1800 026 576
Call
Improve This Listing
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Tours and Tickets
from US$ 29.35
More Info
from US$ 104.12
More Info
from US$ 26.37
More Info
from US$ 31.45
More Info
from US$ 208.95
More Info
from US$ 55.91
More Info
See all tours & tickets
Reviews (3,813)
Filter reviews
3,512 results
Traveller rating
1,346
1,284
588
195
99
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
1,346
1,284
588
195
99
Show reviews that mention
All reviews ice age penguin enclosure sharks and rays king penguins school holidays great for kids all ages rainy day few hours couple of hours great place to visit on display tank exhibits tunnel creatures seahorse
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 3,512 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

The exhibits were oriented to children and they certainly were there in droves! I had hoped for more information about the Great Barrier Reef and the recent ecological disaster of bleaching. A bit too noisy for my tastes. I did like seeing the penguins.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dziran
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Highly recommended that you don't go during holidays or weekends if you want a cute date with your other half. It was so much fun and the penguins are so cute to watch. So nice to see enclosures that replicate each species actual habitat too.

Thank moo2193
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent aquarium. Lots of variety of sea life and coral. Spent a couple of hours wandering around.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Z892HYchristineb
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there Christine! Thank you so much for this! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such kind words! See you next time :) Best fishes, SEA LIFE Melbourne

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Did the diving experience and it was fantastic highly recommended extremely well run very professional but fun staff always felt safe and looked after a great dayMore

Thank Billy_J_M_1979_
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there Billy! Wow! Thank you so much for the kind words about our SDX team. We certainly agree with you on this - they are all incredibly wonderful at their job and a real asset here at SEA LIFE Melbourne. I'll be sure to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife organised the shark dive experience for my 30th birthday and it was amazing! The staff (Jess and Nikki on the day) provided a great safety briefing and demonstration on how to use the scuba equipment as this was my first time diving. Swimming...More

Thank Bdizzle_9
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been to a few Sea Life Aquariums and this one was by far the worse, offering very little in the way of sea creatures. They have a huge crocodile, but other than that, nothing too spectacular.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Starr G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely my favourite aquarium, better than Sydney (by miles), better than Perth except that Perth has this cool travellator to take you through the aquarium area or you can get off and walk, oh and how cool is the name - AQWA. Whoops now back...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LAJ27
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey LAJ27! Hahaha, thank you for visiting and taking the time to leave a positive review of your visit to SEA LIFE Melbourne! We are happy to see that you had a nice day out and enjoyed coming face to face with some of the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Melbourne Sea life has a lot to offer but you get easily lost once inside, There is lack of direction to see the exhibits and you tend to get lost in the maze. Otherwise the exhibits feature plenty of information about the occupants and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SparkIgnite
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there Sparklgnite! Thank you for your review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us :) It is really good to hear that you found it to be a great learning experience while roaming our attraction and that there...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entry and early stages seem not updated from our first visit over 20 years ago, in fact bordering on dingy. But as we persevered we slowly started to overlook the tired look and hordes of squawking rugrats and giant prams, and started to appreciate...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank ElvisPKing
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there Elvis! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review to read! It's so pleasing to hear that despite the fact we have been established here for over 20 years, we're still able to make our guests happy! We're...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place needs a renovation to be brought back to its old glory. As of now it’s pretty shabby and dark, very uninviting. We really hope that it’s get a make over. Next time we go mabey have a better experience. 4/10More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank nilaasil
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi nilaasil, We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne and it is disappointing to hear that you did not enjoy your journey through the aquarium as much as we would have hoped. You may have...More

View more reviews
Nearby
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 166 nearby hotels
Riverside Apartments Melbourne
399 reviews
.10 km away
Clarion Suites Gateway
1,244 reviews
.17 km away
Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Northbank
2,835 reviews
.19 km away
Punthill Northbank Melbourne
488 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 5,490 nearby restaurants
Delhi Streets Indian Street Food
220 reviews
.16 km away
Rare Steakhouse Downtown
450 reviews
.18 km away
5 and Dime Bagels
54 reviews
.17 km away
Nando's
89 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,595 nearby attractions
Immigration Museum
1,468 reviews
.24 km away
Speakeasy HQ
80 reviews
.10 km away
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
22 reviews
.14 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Nigel S
17 August 2019|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Suzie C | Reviewed this property |
I know they have student discount so I assume they also have senior/pensioner discount. It may be worth ringing to find out.
1
Vote
becky1821988
11 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from martinap536 | Reviewed this property |
like anything it can be but its well worth it, in my opinion 😊
1
Vote
Nicole F
18 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Steve100V4 | Reviewed this property |
I don't wear glasses but my wife does and she managed OK. It is only a short presentation so even if you struggle with then it wouldn't be too much of an issue.
1
Vote