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“Penguin passport”

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Ranked #110 of 566 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 all-new 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 dugongs Pig and Wuru at Dugong Island to learn all about their heart-warming rescue story. Then, face your fears at Shark Valley, a 100 metre ocean-tunnel walkthrough 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 fish-feeding or a behind-the-scenes intimate ocean experience with Dugongs or penguins!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Penguin passport was awesome.. me and my partner loved it we learnt so much and enjoyed every minute of it. Heather one of the guides was such a lovely and nice girl. My partner and I came on Easter Sunday. The aquarium was packed. It was very hot that day so it was stuffy.. we had a wonderful time

Thank Sophie R
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Not sure what to think - positives, friendly staff, lots of animals, informative, children loved the paw patrol characters(!), penguin boat ride - negatives, I thought the enclosures were small and some of the animals appeared to be swimming in circles, which wasn't nice to see, very hot inside and some of the areas are quite cramped. Glad we went, maybe just struggling with the ethics of it...

Thank Love_Sea_And_Ski
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

As the aquarium is in a small space, there is a lot of walking between the attractions. This is where the queues banked up immensely, with people moving in a non-orderly fashion. However, was there on a public holiday, so this was to be expected. GET A PRE-PAID TICKET TO SKIP THE LINE!!! could have done with more staff to assist movement through the aquarium. Needs a bit of paint and some maintenance work done. Looks downtrodden, however, I do see money going to support the wildlife, which was positive.

Thank Rachelewilton
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I bought the I-Adventure 3 attraction pass. Aquarium is located at Darling Harbour. There are many marine life and an interesting place to spend at least 2 hours. There are sharks, mantaray, dugong. The aquarium has many sections. Must visit if you are in Sydney. We had fun.

Thank elaina_tan
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I’m came here with my two year old nephew. I was flying solo, and although the venue is pushchair friendly, it was tiring pushing it and carrying a sweaty toddler. There are a lot of ramps / a lot of walking, and it’s very hot inside.

There was a good range of sea creatures, and spread out. The penguin ride was very short - given the positive reviews I was expecting to see a lot more. We also didn’t see any dugongs, which was a disappointment.

I bought my ticket online - although the payment went through successfully, I never got a confirmation email. Luckily the people at the counter were able to retrieve my booking.

1  Thank Sarah_nz31
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