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Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

#38 of 421 things to do in Melbourne Features Animals
Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 1800 026 576
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Discover creatures of the Southern Ocean in the 2-million-liter oceanarium.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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 yesterday via mobile

This is the third time ive been to the aquarium and it is still fantastic. Highly recomended for everyone.

Thank Arnie_69
Reviewed yesterday

Penguins were amazing, whole aquarium wonderful to view. Bit pricey be it to get in and to eat at the cafe. Couldn't go too often. Was a nice experience.

Thank SueFaz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Aquarium has some amazing displays - huge shark-filled walk through tanks, lurking crocodiles, touching tanks with starfish, lots of penguins, and an array of colourful sea life. It took 2 hours to get around. Normally the Aquarium is crazy busy with kids cramming around...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've been to the a Melbourne Aquarium over the years with grandkids, and they've loved it. Today was the first day of seeing through the eyes of a 17 month old: big and little fish, sharks, rays and sea horses, big and little, fast and...More

Thank jgfMelbourne
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you and your grandkids enjoy your visits to SEA LIFE Melbourne! Our animals are happy and healthy, and we can assure you that they are kept in conditions in-line with RSPCA and International husbandry standards....More

Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our third visit to the aquarium. We love it - and the penguins are our favourite exhibit. Twice we've done in school holidays and it is absolutely *feral* - not for the faint hearted! Definitely book on line.

Thank oz_bandicoot
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback! We are glad to hear that our adorable penguins were able to enhance your experience with us! They are a crowd favourite. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a terrific aquarium but my absolute favourite was sitting in the Antarctica section watching magnficent penguins going about their business. I think it will be the closest I'll ever get to seeing such magnificent creatures in real life and well worth visiting, just for...More

Thank Rose M
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow! Thank you for your incredible review! It's great to hear that our penguins were able to make your experience! We love them just as much as you do... particularly our four baby King Penguins. Looking forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed seeing the spectacular sea creatures- stingrays swimming overhead and the most wonderfully coloured fish and coral. We found the overall experience challenging though - the Aquarium was totally overcrowded and full of noisy, unruly kids! Patience ran out towards the end.More

Thank Jacqueline K
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear you had such a fun time exploring SEA LIFE Melbourne. You visited us during school holidays, which is generally a busier period. If you prefer it to be less crowded, we do recommend you visit us...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Today was my first visit to an aquarium ever and what a place to start! Some fantastic creatures to be seen. Quite breathtaking! I really did find Nemo and Dory not to mention some amazing rays, sea horses, sharks and coral and much more. My...More

Thank rosie101010
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your great review! We are very pleased that your very first aquarium visit was with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our fantastic array of sea creatures. The newly refurbished penguin pool should be finished...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent a good 2-3 hours at the aquarium and really enjoyed ourselves.There is so much to see and do for both adults and children and great shops with a lot of variety and reasonably priced for the parents pockets. We walked from central Melbourne,...More

Thank brg68mga
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your fantastic review! We are delighted that you enjoyed all SEA LIFE Melbourne has to offer. Melbourne is a fabulous place to visit and there is plenty to do and see, we are lucky to be right in the heart of the...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed all the exhibits and really loved the 4D Ice Age. It was busy in school holidays but not as many people as we expected which was good.More

Thank Cazt50
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit at SEA LIFE Melbourne. Our 4D Ice Age film is a highlight for most of our guests, so we are glad you were able to enjoy it. We hope to...More

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Laraine C
September 1, 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
July 24, 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
August 27, 2015|
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it was bult in 2000
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