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Manly Sea Life Sanctuary - CLOSED

West Esplanade | Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 8251 7873
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Sanctuary has been permanently closed. We sure enjoyed it when we visited back in 2016, sad to not... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Jackrg35
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Spokane Valley, Washington
Sad to see the sactyuary close.

We were fortunate to be visiting Australia just prior to the Sanctuary's closure on the 28th... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
MartinG_53
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Cliffe Woods, Kent
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“shark dive” (130 reviews)
“sydney aquarium” (57 reviews)
“touch pool” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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West Esplanade | Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
Manly
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+61 2 8251 7873
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"shark dive"
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"sydney aquarium"
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"touch pool"
in 20 reviews
"small aquarium"
in 18 reviews
"penguin feeding"
in 16 reviews
"grey nurse sharks"
in 25 reviews
"main tank"
in 10 reviews
"three levels"
in 11 reviews
"huge sharks"
in 10 reviews
"amazing experience"
in 29 reviews
"rainy day"
in 12 reviews
"bucket list"
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"ferry ride"
in 10 reviews
"great for kids"
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"my partner"
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"evo"
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"animals"
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Sanctuary has been permanently closed. We sure enjoyed it when we visited back in 2016, sad to not get to see the Little Penguin enclosure, that was worth the price of admission.

Thank Jackrg35
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We were fortunate to be visiting Australia just prior to the Sanctuary's closure on the 28th January. Our two young granddaughters (six and three and a half) loved this place and it was a final chance for them to see it. The place was very...More

Thank MartinG_53
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

The kid will love this place and couples and everyone will find this place very interesting and just nice to visit for a day out. A lovely trip over by ferry to manly beach then a short walk down the esplanade containing great shopping and...More

1  Thank butterflyrose12
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Sadly this attraction is now permanently closed. Such a pity as it was great for children and adults alike. Hope all the fish and penguins, etc, found good homes!

5  Thank BKP-Sydney
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

It was a great place to come with young children particularly as we live locally and venturing into the city can be tiring for everyone! Sad this venue has now closed and trust that the sea life are in good hands. Thank you Manly Sea...More

Thank Alexandra K
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Was great for our little one to see loads of Marine life, a live penguin show, the only low point was there were lot's of stairs and they recomend you leave your pram at the entrance, but we had alot of valubles on pram so...More

Thank Rachael N
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

for the price of a ticket in this extremely small place you could go visit the 10 times larger attraction in darling harbor. the experience is short lived only taking about 10 minutes to do the whole place. not even great for kids to go...More

Thank Tristan L
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This venue is due to close after many years of entertainment, education and service to the aquatic environment. It should be resurrected by a new owner. One week left to visit.

Thank Bill515515
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Glad I got to return here one last time Training is excellent and whilst the adrenaline pumps you feel safe Good to see this place do so much for conservation and rehabilitation of grey nurses and also offer templet care for other shark species. One...More

Thank Shaun M
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

When we heard that Manly Sea Life Sanctuary was closing at the end of January, we made a point of visiting it, and wished we had been there more often. There is a wide variety of sea creatures, all seeming content in their environment, with...More

Thank Marjie781
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A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take
you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches
here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the
day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is
a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the
Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are
plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent
cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants
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