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Open 7 days during school holidays - 9.30am-5pm (last entry 4pm)

Tickets & Passes

Pre-book to guarantee entry!

Book Online to Guarantee Entry

Pre-bookings are still highly recommended during Alert Level 1.

Make sure you book your tickets at least one day ahead to guarantee entry and to enjoy our great online discount! And don't forget to book for any infants in your group.

Note: discounts apply to off-peak periods only

Most Popular

Here are our most popular ticket types. Pre-booking is essential, including infants and discount voucher holders.

Note: We are now cashless. If you wish to make payment on-site at our Admissions Desk or any other stations, please ensure you have a bank card (EFTPOS/Credit Card) with you to make payments. Cheque payment will not be accepted.

Tickets & Passes

Booking online to guarantee entry

  • Price includes a Digi Photo Pass giving you 10 digital photos – valued at $26!
  • Express entry with mobile ticket entry
  • Enjoy great discount when booked a day or more in advance during off-peak
  • Prices vary by date and time

Visit anytime in the next year

  • This is our most flexible ticket
  • Price includes a Digi Photo Pass giving you 10 digital photos – valued at $26!
  • Express entry with mobile ticket entry

2 Adult + 2 Children

  • Buy together and save up to $33 online, now includes Digi Photo Pass giving you 10 digital photos!
  • Family Pass is only available online
  • Prices vary by date and time

Unlimited Entry

  • Enjoy unlimited entry for a full 12 months!
  • Discounts on experiences, food & beverages, and much more!
  • Includes Digi Photo Pass giving you 10 digital photos for every visit over the 12 months!
  • Skip the queues with express Annual Pass attraction entry

Pre-Book Tickets

If you are visiting with an Annual Pass or have a ticket with no date attached to it then you will need to book a time slot below before visiting

Please ensure you pre-book for infants 0-2yrs old. 

For any Animal Experience bookings using existing tickets, gift vouchers or third party vouchers, please email operations@kellytarltons.co.nz

Pre-Book General Admission Entry

  • Book this ticket if you have an open dated ticket or a general admission ticket valid whilst the attraction was closed
  • Book this ticket if you are holding a ticket purchased from a third party
  • Limited capacity, make sure you book a date and time to guarantee entry

Pre-Book Entry

  • Book this ticket if you have an Annual Pass
  • Make sure you book a date and time to guarantee entry
  • Limited capacity

More Ways to Visit

FAQs

Tickets are available for purchase on the day at the attraction by contactless card, however, when you purchase online via this website - the official SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's website - you can:

    • Save up to 20% on General Admission
    • Guaranteed entry on the preferred time slot
    • Save with online only Animal Experiences deals
    • Fast-track entry to the attraction with an online mobile ticket

No, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's is now 'cashless'. We want to optimise the ability for card payments to be taken preferentially (as this avoids staff having to come into close contact with paying customers).

In New Zealand there is no legal obligation for a retailer to accept cash. The only legal obligation is for the Government to accept cash in the form of taxes and to be able to pay off your debts in New Zealand dollars.

Yes! Admission to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's for children 0-2 years old is free when accompanied by an adult ticket or pass holder.

No. Child must enter the attraction with an adult (16 years and above) and be supervised by an adult at all times for safety reasons.

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's is a self-guided aquarium. We have various signs and QR codes around the site to help you find out more about the animals.

QR codes are in the the following languages - English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.  

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's can get busy during peak periods so there may be queues in these periods. We strongly recommend selecting the 'Print@Home and Mobile Ticket' option when purchasing your tickets online. Please download your ticket barcodes prior to walking down the ramp. Then just head straight to our attraction entry points and scan your ticket! 

Day tickets are the various general admission tickets available for your visit to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's. These included non-dated fully flexible tickets, discounted online savers where you need to select a date and time for your visit and a range of bundled admission + experience options.

Merlin Entertainments is one of the world's largest location-based entertainment companies and owners of Australia and New Zealand's best and most exciting visitor attractions, including SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. With 10 attractions across NSW, VIC, QLD and Auckland (NZ) we offer amazing days out for everyone!

The Merlin Annual Pass (AU/NZ) is a multi attraction pass that brings together all of Merlin's attractions, offering pass-holders HUGE savings for a full year to all of the included attractions. We are totally confident no other passes offer anything like as much value - because no-one else can!

The Merlin Annual Pass also makes the perfect gift. Check out our gift vouchers page for more information.

Yes, you can park at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's. However, there are limited spaces and during peak periods the car park can become full. We recommend alternative transport options during these periods such as public buses.

We have removed the Penguin ride in order to give the Penguin colony more room on the ice. Now you can get even closer to the cheeky Gentoo and regal King Penguins.

As our experiences at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's run on specific days and times, the recipient of an experience gift voucher will be required to send an email to book in. Contact details are provided on their gift voucher.

On Desktop: Click on General Admission Ticket, then click on the "Promo Code" tab on the blue bar and enter the Promo Code, click on "Submit".

On Mobile Phone: Click on General Admission Ticket, then click on "Menu" on the top left hand corner. Enter the Promo Code where it says "Enter Promotional Code", click on the magnifying glass icon.

Yes, we offer free admission if you are visiting on your birthday! Please ensure you have a photo ID with you to proof your D.O.B.

If your birthday falls on a day that we are close (Tue/Wed), you can visit the day prior or after your birthday (Mon/Thur) to enjoy the special treat. Valid Photo ID is required.

Use the 'Ticket Pre-book' option to reserve a space.  Then present your ID when you arrive at our Admissions Desk.

Gift Card is a third party product, and can only be redeemed on-site at the admissions desk. 

Please note Gift Cards cannot be used at any other parts of the attraction including Cafe and Gift Shop.

Find out about our Health and Safety updates here.