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COVID-19 Updates & Health and Safety Changes

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's is temporarily closed

As part of the New Zealand Government’s decision to move the Auckland region to Alert Level 4, we are temporarily closing SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium until further notice.
The closure is effective as of Wednesday 18 August and we aim to reopen the aquarium once restrictions allow. Sign up to our newsletter and be kept up-to-date on our reopening date. 
For more information around rescheduling your tickets please scroll down.

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Rescheduling your visit

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, we are honouring all ticket pre-booked to visit over the site closure period until 24 December 2021. 


If you have pre-purchased General Admission tickets for visits over the site closure period & need to postpone your visit, simply visit our attraction by 24 December 2021 with your existing ticket & make sure to pre-book a timeslot here


Animal Experiences will resume operations at Alert Level 1. If you have pre-purchased tickets to visit during the site closure period, please re-book your session time slots with the links below. Your tickets will be honoured until 24 December 2021. 

  • To re-book for your Shark Cage Adventure, please click here
  • To re-book for your Penguin Passport Encounter, please click here


If you have any other issues or questions you wish to discuss, please use our enquiry form here, or email 



The NZ Government has advised that the Auckland region will move to Alert Level 4 for at least seven days from midnight Wednesday 18 August 2021; and have extended the Level 4 lockdown until 31 August 2021. We aim to reopen as soon as the Government restrictions allow us to. 

Rest assured, Kelly Tarlton's Annual Pass extensions will be made available to ensure they still represent good value. Please sign up to our newsletter for updates or visit our Annual Pass page for further information.

Rest assured, our animals will still be very well taken care of whilst the aquarium is closed to the public. Whilst taking precautionary social distancing and hygiene measures, staff will continue to feed, care for and provide enrichment opportunities to maintain the welfare of animals in our care.