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Opening hours

We are open Thursday to Monday

Wednesday 23rd


Thursday 24th

9:30am - 5pm

Last entry at 4pm

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's is an all weather indoor attraction - visit us rain, hail or shine!

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's is a New Zealand icon and one of the top things to do in Auckland. Find us just 10 minutes drive from downtown Auckland overlooking beautiful Okahu Bay.

Thursday - Monday (During School Terms)

9:30am - 5:00pm (last entry is at 4:00pm)

Time slots for entry*:

9:30am 1:00pm
10:00am 1:30pm
10:30am 2:00pm
11:00am 2:30pm
12:00pm  3:30pm
12:30pm 4:00pm (Last entry)

* Once inside the attraction you may stay as long as you wish

* The time slot that you have booked should be the time of your arrival.


Tuesday and Wednesday



OPEN 7 DAYS (During New Zealand School Holidays)

19 December 2020 to 31 Jan 2021

17 April 2020 to 02 May 2021

10 July 2021 to 25 July 2021

02 October 2021 to 17 October 2021

21 December 2021 to 30 January 2022

Late Openings

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's occasionally have to open late due to special events being held at Tamaki Drive.

Sunday 28 February 2021 - Ports of Auckland Round the Bays 2021

1:00pm - 5:00pm (last entry is at 4pm)

Sunday 09 May 2021 - Barfoot & Thompson People's Triathlon Series: Mission Bay

1:00pm - 5:00pm (last entry is at 4pm)

Sunday 31 October 2021 - Auckland Marathon 2021

1:00pm - 5:00pm (last entry is at 4pm)

Please check Auckland Transport website and the event's official website for detailed road closure information and parking restrictions in place on the event date. 


NZ School Holidays


  • Autumn - 17 April to 02 May 2021
  • Winter - 10 July to 25 July 2021
  • Spring - 02 October to 17 October 2021
  • Summer - 21 December 2021 to 30 January 2022

Please be advised that you may experience queue during weekends and holiday peak periods. We advise that you allow extra time for this, particularly if you have young children. 

To shorten queuing time on busy days, buy your tickets online and enjoy express mobile ticket entry!

Got a Question?

The SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's staff will be happy to help.


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