Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium Open today 9.30am - 5pm. Last Entry 4pm Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium Back

What's Inside the Aquarium?

Below is a selection of just some of the amazing animals you'll find in the NINE themed zones here at Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium - Auckland's best visitor attraction!



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Shipwreck Shores is the awesome new play zone experience at SEA LIFE Kelly Tartlon's!


This new zone includes the much anticipated splash table, where children are able to enjoy the joys of water play. Check out the pics above!


Bring the kids along - grab your tickets online and save!



Officially opening on 1 December 2016, Amazing Creations - proudly supported by Crayola - is an exciting new zone at Kelly Tarlton's, where you can create your own sea creature and watch it swim.


Your creature will spring to life in a tank right in front of you, before swimming off to join other colourful creations on a huge interactive projection wall.


Every masterpiece will come to life in a tank alongside bright and colourful fish, which reflect the display's four themes - Spots, Stripes, Shapes and Colour.


Antarctic Ice Adventure

The Antarctic Ice Adventure at Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium is home to New Zealand's only colony of Antarctic penguins, offering visitors a rare opportunity to see the magnificent birds up close in their icy domain.

Interactive Zones

Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium offers an interactive journey for children and adults alike!


See our very latest display in the Conservation Zone, featuring over 250 clown fish in one amazing tank. Climb into the mouth of a giant shark,ride on the back of a giant Leatherback Turtle or experience the feeling of being squeezed by Octopuses tentacles in the Octo-squeeze. 

Stingray Bay

Stingray Bay is the central point of Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium, and offers an awe-inspiring look at giant stingrays in an open top tank.


Get up close with the largest species of Stingray in the world. Meet Phoebe the Smooth Stingray, a resident here for over 27 years. Phoebe weighs over 200kg and has had 65 babies in her time at Kelly Tarlton's!



Explore the Seahorse Kingdom, filled with magnificent seahorses from around the globe and featuring one of only two Spiny Sea Dragons displays anywhere in the world!


Seahorses are considered one of the most beautiful creatures in the sea, and they are also under threat from overfishing due to use in medicinal preparations, and general ocean degradation. 


The curved underwater viewing tunnel here at Kelly Tarlton's was the first of its kind in the world!


Many other tunnels like ours have since been replicated and now feature in aquariums all over the world. Here you can walk under some of the world's biggest aquarium sharks, including the Sandtiger and Broadnose Sevengill Sharks. 


Remember - book your tickets online before your visit and save at least 10%.