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Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

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| corner of Flinders Street and King Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 1800 026 576
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Discover creatures of the Southern Ocean in the 2-million-litre oceanarium. Melbourne SEA LIFE aquarium is home to king penguins, nurse sharks and a mega croc.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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1 - 10 of 2,845 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

A well set out place for people of all ages to see and learn about many different types of aquarium life. Friendly and knowledgable staff who are able to answer questions and then there are the fun and informative shows.

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love Melbourne Aquarium - it has a great range of species for children and adults alike! It includes both interactive, up close and visual experiences. We love the fish feeding experience (small cost involved). Also the glass bottom boat experience in definitely one to...More

Thank nomma82
Reviewed 5 days ago

Go early, start with the shark exhibit, work your way through the varied and informative exhibits and have lunch when it suits you.

Thank rhocking
Reviewed 6 days ago

This a great place to visit for families or singles. I found that it was great value for money. With plenty of things to see. I enjoyed the area when the sharks and underwater life is.

Thank jenjen1956
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great venue. Wonderful sea life swimming just above your head and around. Don't miss feeding time at the Penguins, a must. A tad on the expensive side at $47 per adult. Allow up to 2 hours to get round to see everything. Avoid peak times...More

Thank Sylvia S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Melbourne acquarium won't be challenging all-comers on the world stage any time soon, but the kids still love it. There's penguins. There's sharks. There's crocs. It's good fun... although the whole venue does seem to retain a bit of that school canteen odour which is...More

1  Thank MarkG78_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent about half a day there with our 5 year old. She enjoyed the various sealife and the coloring station. She liked the penguin enclosure too. Was fun to watch them slide down and play. Note that Parking was expensive if you drive into...More

Thank ssmilezz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many sea creatures and all the other animals wow. Great place for the kids. The guy on the counter trying to sell seeing a crocodile to a Territorian was a bit funny.

Thank Colin T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had visited the aquarium many years ago and were a little worried about going again as we really didn't think much of it the first time!! But we were amazed this time!! It's so well set up, there's so many different sea creatures to...More

Thank Tmac351
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wouldn't rate this as a "must see" for when visiting Melbourne however if you feel like taking the kids out for a day or just doing something a little different this I really interesting to see all that there is and learn a little...More

Thank nakiaaa
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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.
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.
Jim G
August 27, 2015|
Response from Jim G |
it was bult in 2000