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Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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Embark on a journey of amazing discovery through SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s extraordinary themed zones including the Penguin Expedition. This world-first ride-through experience will take explorers on journey to meet our spectacular sub-Antarctic...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Aquarium Pier | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This aquarium is quite small no doubt limited by it's location and does not compare well with even Melbourne Aquarium, never mind significant overseas displays. Pleasant helpful staff. Dugong attraction closed too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stevew538
Reviewed 3 days ago

Aquarium facilities much expanded since previous visit 10 years ago: sharks and large rays now have their own separate experience walk, following the bottom-of-the-Harbour walk through the main aquarium. Penguin encounters follow the sharks, in what is a very, very cleverly constructed set of instructive...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank A340M
Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there! I am thrilled to see you enjoyed your visit! We definitely have changed a lot over the last 10 years with many new introductions, including Pig. Pig is very loved here, especially by his keepers so I am glad to you spoke to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was amazed at how big the complex is you have no idea looking from outside It was a wonderful walk through experience with so many different sea life displays and varried viewing experiences My favourite was the Antarctic penguin experience I have waited all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Numbat22
Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Numbat22! I am so happy you enjoyed your visit to our aquarium. We are definitely lucky to have such a range of unique species including a Dugong, Grey Nurse Sharks, Smooth Rays and of course the Antarctic Penguins! The Expedition Boat ride through their...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To ANYONE who may have a desire of overcoming any fear of sharks, all I can say is that the shark dive at Sydney Aquarium in Darling Harbour is just the ideal way to do it. I've just done it for the 9th time yesterday...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gerardroll
Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there Gerald! I cannot believe you've dived 9 times! I definitely agree with you in the fact that it is the best way to conquer any fears as our sharks are known to get pretty close, as I am sure you have experienced. Sharks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is not a big place but they do charge a lot to get in. The penguins are alright though. Better to buy a package

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JohnE817
Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi JohnE817, It is great idea to purchase a multi-attraction pass to have the ultimate day out!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff were excellent and there were lots of fish to see. The different tanks made it fun, with the shark tank being the most interesting/my favourite. The gift shop also had plenty to offer. The experience was overall very enjoyable.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anonymous19755
Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit here. The shark tank is my personal favourite too as we are very lucky to have 5 of the Grey Nurse Sharks and 2 Smooth Rays, which are both very impressive animals....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is one of the best aquariums I have seen. It is easily accesible to all Sydney visitors because it is located on the Kings Wharf in Darling Harbour. The most amazing section of the aquarium are the underwater walking tunnels with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CHARLES D
Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your jawsome review Charles! Hope to sea you again sometime soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s not bad but there are better aquariums elsewhere. There wasn’t an option to buy entry tickets for the family so buying individual adult and children passes made this visit quite pricy.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RKCK2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No, I didn't swim with the sharks, but I could have. I loved the way the large tanks were laid out so that you walked under them in a glass tunnel. We were up close to such a variety of sea life.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pj S
Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Pj, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! Our Shark Dive Xtreme is a JAWsome experience, giving you the chance to get nice and close to our colony of beautiful Grey Nurse Sharks. If you want to take the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit to the Aquarium and this time I took my parents. You definitely can spend hours in there and i love how you just follow the path and it takes you through everything in an orderly way. The new Reef Exhibit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jenny r
Duty M, Manager at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jenny! Thanks for coming back to visit us and leaving us a jawsome review! We are super excited to welcome everyone to our new Day & Night on the Great Barrier Reef zone and even happier to know you enjoyed it! Hope to sea...More

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Saraorsomeone
4 October 2018|
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Response from gerardroll | Reviewed this property |
I have done the shark dive at the Aquarium 5 times now in the last couple of months now & it's quite an exhilarating experience. If you have a fear of sharks, this is the ultimate way to overcome it. You don't need to be an... More
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528angiel
30 September 2018|
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Hi Angie, all equipment is provided including appropriate wetsuit for the temperature in a wife range of sizes...we've had divers from 4"/1.2m and 5 stone/35kg all the way up to 6'7"/2m and 20stone/140kg. All you need to... More
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