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Food, Drinks & Gift Shop

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.


Enjoy a bite to eat at our cafe with ocean views!

Turtle Bay Cafe is a great place to relax while your little one explores Auckland's best kids play area Shipwreck Shores or experiences an animal encounter with a starfish in our interactive Rock Pool.

Our cafe also boasts one of New Zealand's most unique ocean views - seeing Hauraki Gulf from above and below the water. 

Due to the impact of COVID-19, we have to review the way we operate and have reduced our fresh food offering at our Cafe. These are unprecedented times for all communities around the world, and our team are working hard to restore our offerings.

Our coffee is made from fair trade, organic, and locally roasted coffee beans here in Auckland. Each coffee we make is freshly ground from beans for every cup. Remember to bring your own cup to get a discount!

We've partnered with a range of programs to offer our customers discounted rates when bringing in their own cup for refreshments. This means that the otherwise disposable cups are staying out of the rubbish. Anyone who brings in their own cup can purchase a $3 coffee! For peace of mind, our disposable coffee cups are Paper BioCups, produced from sustainably sourced paper from managed plantations with a bioplastic lining made from plants, not oil.


Take home a momento of your visit to Kelly Tarlton's.

The Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium gift shop sells a wide range of reasonably priced souvenirs, many of them relating to the creatures you see here at Kelly Tarlton's or the wider ocean. From cute plush toys to T-shirts to books about the sea, there's something for everyone, with many choices for under $5.

For visitors to New Zealand, we also have a wide range of New Zealand souvenirs made locally, from natural skincare to jewelleries.


Everything you need for a perfect family day out.

We want you and your family to have the best visit possible, so we have all the facilities on-site you need to look after your children during your visit to Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's. There are changing facilities located throughout the building, in men's and women's toilets, a chill-out space next to our playground which provides a more private space for breastfeeding if required. Also, we know that sometimes kids do wander. Our team are well trained to help lost children and their carers and will have you reunited in a flash!


We have made some changes to the way we operate.  We no longer accept cash/cheques at all parts of the aquarium. Please ensure you have a contactless bank card (EFTPOS/Credit Card) with you to make payments at Admissions, Cafe and Gift Shop. 

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