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Aucklands Leading Attraction

Visit us and discover why Kelly Tarlton's is a New Zealand icon

Opened in 1985 by New Zealand underwater adventurer Kelly Tarlton, Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's is one of the top things to do in Auckland with kids or without!

Situated just outside Auckland CBD, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium houses thousands of marine animals from hundreds of species, including sharks, penguins, turtles, stingrays, seahorses, fish and much, much more.

It is also home to the largest penguin colony in the Southern Hemisphere and is New Zealand's only turtle rescue centre! 

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Health and Safety Info

At SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium our mission is to create a truly memorable experience and we place the upmost importance on the safety and wellbeing of our guests and employees.

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Food, Drinks & Gifts

Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's has everything you need for an enjoyable visit - from a cafe with ocean views serving freshly made treats and organic coffee to a shop with a wide range of fun, educational or New Zealand souvenir products.

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