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“Felt like a Kid on Christmas”

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Ranked #87 of 500 things to do in Sydney
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Embark on a journey of amazing discovery through SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s extraordinary themed zones including the Penguin Expedition. This world-first ride-through experience will take explorers on journey to meet our spectacular sub-Antarctic King and Gentoo penguins as they are transported on a raft at a cool six degrees Celsius. Get face-to-fin with over 13,000 animals from 700 different species in an impressive six million litres of water as you explore South Coast Shipwreck, Dugong Island, Shark Valley and the world’s largest Great Barrier Reef display. Meet our resident dugong, Pig, at Dugong Island to learn all about his heart-warming rescue story. Then, face your fears at Shark Valley, a 100 metre ocean-tunnel walk-through amongst jaw-some sharks and skeletal whale remains! Make sure you join in with our interactive daily talks, or book ahead to join us for a Penguin Passport experience, a behind-the-scenes fish feeding or take the plunge with the new Shark Dive Xtreme!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I love the place! So many things to see and do, so many people as well. But that's fine given the attractions. A great place to take your family and hang out, and also a nice place to see sea creatures up close. It's close to the city with a great location.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank KimAyala
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Duty_Supervisor, Office Administrator at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2016

Hi Kim,
We are delighted to hear you had a great time at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Every part of the aquarium has a new animal or new experience, its a great place for the family.
We hope to see you again!
Kind regards,
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

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Reviewed 7 April 2016

the aquarium was a great experience for me as it was my first time visiting. I enjoyed it very much, only down side was I did not get to see any turtles....

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank courtie27
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Duty_Supervisor, Office Administrator at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2016

Hi courtie27,
We are happy to hear you had a great time at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium with all of our marine life. We appreciate your feedback on turtles and will be taking this on board.
We hope to see you again!
Kind regards,
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

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Reviewed 7 April 2016

Visited the aquarium on a recent trip. A wide variety of sea life was a good point, feels like it needs a bit of TLC though. Book online to get cheaper tickets. Don't feel its worth the AUD$40 walk up price.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank timmayyyynz
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Duty_Supervisor, Office Administrator at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2016

Hi timmayyyynz,
Thank you for taking the time to review Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. As the building is quite old we are constantly updating but it can be a slower process as our animals health and wellbeing is our number one priority.
When purchasing a ticket if you buy a combo pass for two or more attractions can benefit you more than a single ticket.
We hope to see you again!
Kind regards,
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

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Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Took longer to visit than I expected (a couple of hours) there was plenty to see and it was educational. There are many sea life places around the world and this must rate among the best.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Mike M
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Duty_Supervisor, Office Administrator at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2016

Hi Mike,
We are delighted to hear you had a great time at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium with all of our beautiful marine life.
We hope to see you again!
Kind regards,
Sophie B.

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Reviewed 6 April 2016

Some incredible displays. I especially enjoyed the dugongs. A wonderful location at Darling Harbour, close to the city and transport. Great gifts and souvenirs in the shop.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Dave_Braybrooke
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Duty_Supervisor, Office Administrator at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2016

Hi Dave,
Thank you for taking the time to review Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. We are happy to hear you had a great time with our wonderful marine life especially our two dugongs, Wuru and Pig.
We hope to see you again!
Kind regards,
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

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