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SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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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.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| corner of Flinders Street and King Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 1800 026 576
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Reviewed yesterday

I've not been however have been trying to purchase a gift for a colleague and I've been hit with roadblock after roadblock. I've had communication via their chat functionality as you are unable to call and speak to anyone at the Aquarium. I've now submitted...More

Thank Stavs14
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a lovely aquarium visit we had with our little one who squealed in delight at every corner when there was some new sea creature to see! That amazingly huge croc is quite a sight! The exhibits were all well displayed in really nice settings,...More

Thank Sue Y
Reviewed 4 days ago

I think printing off all those photos is such a terrible waste and an unfortunate end to a brilliant morning at the Aquarium.

Thank DazzlingDennis
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good place to spend with the family. We spent sometime walking through. Staff were friendly and helpful with question asked. Hands on pools were fun too for our little one. We were lucky enough to see a pengiun sitting on an egg.Cafe available on site,...More

1  Thank SimeyM
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

WOW is this the oldest most boring aquarium I have visited. Watch your ankles as the prams ram through the narrow confusing hallways as you look at exhibits that should of been replaced 50 years ago. Perhaps spend some money on better exhibits rather that...More

Thank MichaelB8583
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Sealife during the week with the family, so it wasn’t that busy. It is definitely a better experience seeing all the sea life up close, especially the sharks and manta rays in the tunnels. The huge crocodile surprised us as we thought...More

Thank mtforde68
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I really enjoyed checking out the Sea Life Aquarium. I'm a big fan of marine life and he loves aquariums. This was a really good experience, even though there was a school group on tour that day! The staff were very friendly...More

Thank seantzw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by Sealife on our recent holiday to Melbourne. Both thoroughly enjoyed it. The aquarium is preety big, spent around 3 hrs here. Wasnt too busy as we visited on a Wednesday. Loved the Penguins, Coral atoll tank beside cafe and main tank. There are...More

Thank lenaf_NZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty to keep the wee one happy all morning. Initially there was a problem with entry, a bundled ticket with Legoland caused a glitch. This was sorted after a while. Penguins were a hit. Some of the iPads didn’t work too well. Lack of staff...More

Thank defynnog
MelbSEALIFE, Public Relations Manager at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Defynnog, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a gorgeous review. So glad to hear you loved our penguins - hopefully we'll have a few more members in our Gentoo clan soon, its mating season! Be sure to follow us on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you spend 3-4 hours here so as to cover most of the guided tours. They have sessions explaining details of each and every sea animals they have. They even had names for their shark and three guide told us many cute habits of...More

Thank ekta s
MelbSEALIFE, Public Relations Manager at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ekta S, Thank you for such a lovely review!! We are so glad that you were able to make the most out of our talk and feeds! The penguins are definitely a fan favourite, and they love to put on a show for our...More

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11 March 2018|
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Response from Martina P | Reviewed this property |
like anything it can be but its well worth it, in my opinion 😊
Nicole F
18 February 2018|
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Response from Steve L | 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.
Laraine C
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.