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Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

#38 of 410 things to do in Melbourne Features Animals
Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 1800 026 576
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US$ 41.75*
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Melbourne Attraction Pass: Melbourne Aquarium and Eureka Skydeck 88
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Penguin Passport at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
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Shark Dive Experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 1800 026 576
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

It is expensive to visit, $41.50 for one adult but it is a wonderful aquarium. I was confused at a couple of times as to were I had to go next but you are provided with a map to help. The food in the cafe...More

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SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the aquarium and we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. The aquarium is made up of 4 levels and we have location...More

Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Melbourne sea life aquarium is a good experience for kids and adults alike. I wouldn't rate it as the best but would rather say as good. It's small as compared to others in the same category in other countries and even when compared to Sydney....More

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SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is great to know that you a had a good time exploring the aquarium and found it to be a fun and educational...More

Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I was expecting so much more! I imagined a boat ride in pleasant surroundings. Something like a Disneyland ride. What did I get? A boat that went nowhere in a very unattractive basement environment. I saw no more than I saw in the main part...More

Thank Amanda P
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and supplying us with your feedback. It is disappointing to hear that you didn't enjoy the Glass Bottom Boat ride as much as we would have hoped. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us...More

Reviewed 22 September 2016

Kids seem generally love animals, and fish. For that reason, we took our 2yr old to Melbourne Aquarium. He loved it, but it was stressful for us - incredibly busy, massive queues, jostling for access to see things. There is really very little information provided...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

A wet day so the aquarium featured as it is easy to get to with public transport. This is an expensive activity for 2 Seniors and 2 Children at $99. It is understandable given the obviously high cost of maintenance. There are a lot of...More

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SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review :) We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is great to hear that you and the grandchildren enjoyed your journey through the aquarium and found some favourites along the...More

Reviewed 21 September 2016

I went to the sea life aquarium last year and I would never go back. Extremely boring, you feel like a child just looking at fish. Not very interactive and you don't feel attached to the place which is why I would never go back....More

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SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for you review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share you experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne and provide us with feedback. All feedback is helpful as we are always looking for ways to improve our visitor experience. It is...More

Reviewed 20 September 2016

We very much enjoyed the day at Melbourne Aquarium, very lucky to see the feeding of the penguins, they where hilarious to watch, highly recommend that you ensure that you see the feeding time of these amazingly funny creatures, the place is clean and very...More

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SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your journey with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time exploring the aquarium. The penguins are a favourite here and not just with...More

Reviewed 20 September 2016

a great variety of marine life that you can get up close and personal to. Well set out. Great day out for the whole familyMore

1  Thank redcapricorn
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, 5 Stars!!! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your journey with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is wonderful to hear that you and your family had a great day with us exploring the aquarium. Looking forward...More

Reviewed 19 September 2016

2nd visit in 4 years, a must see when you're in Melbourne CBD. Large variety of fishes and information was succinct. Great for children, and we were completely captivated by the large glass tank full of stingrays and sharks, which is definitely a highlight for...More

Thank Jason YL T
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

5 STARS!!! Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne It is wonderful to hear that you really enjoyed your time exploring the aquarium. There is definitely something here for all...More

Reviewed 19 September 2016

We knew that visiting on a Saturday afternoon would be very crowded, hence we delayed our visit until 3.30pm. Afterall we needed only 2 hours and the aquarium closed at 6pm. What we had not taken into consideration was that the popular glass bottom boat...More

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SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. We really appreciate your comments and feedback as all feedback helps to improve our visitor experience. It is disappointing to hear that you didn't enjoy your...More

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Laraine C
We are planning a trip to Melbourne next year,and would like to do the penguin encounter at sea life aquarium.Can anyone tell me what the stairs are like involved in this encounter as I have trouble walking up stairs due to fusion in both feet.
1 September 2016|
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Response from Peter C | Reviewed this property |
Yes the venue is great, I struggle with stairs and there are lifts and ramps to all areas.
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Joel R
Where do you park
24 July 2016|
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Response from raywang_Melbourne | Reviewed this property |
The closest car park is 474 Flinders Street Car Park, or slightly further 522 Flinders Lane Car Park. Book at Secureparking.
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Jim G
when was melburne aquarium buit/
27 August 2015|
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Response from Jim G |
it was bult in 2000
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