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Merlin Annual Pass

Going to Australia? Unlock Access to 10 Attractions

Merlin Annual Pass

With the Platinum Merlin Annual Pass enjoy the freedom to visit our magical attractions for a whole 12 months and enjoy all school holidays activities.

Gold Merlin Annual Pass offers great value, off-peak access to our top attractions - exclusion dates apply, click here to view the calendar.

If you are an Annual Passholder you must pre-book a time slot to visit using the ANNUAL PASS PRE-BOOK ticket below.

Unlimited Entry

  • Enjoy 12 months unlimited entry
  • Get exclusive discounts and invites to events
  • Great savings in cafes and gift shop

Great off peak value

  • Entry not valid during school holidays
  • Great savings in cafes and gift shop
  • Get exclusive discounts and invites to events

Unlimited Entry

  • Enjoy unlimited entry for a full 12 months!
  • Discounts on experiences, food, beverages and much more!
  • Skip the queues with express Annual Pass attraction 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
  • Ticket includes a Digi Photo Pass giving you 10 digital photos for all your visits

Enjoy Unlimited Family Fun at Top Attractions

With a Merlin Annual Pass, you can enjoy a whole year of family fun at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's and 9 top attractions in Australia. Not only do you get entry for 12 months, but pass holders can save big with exclusive offers and deals, on things such as food and beverage, photo products and even experiences. What are you waiting for? Purchase your Merlin Annual Pass today. 

Already a member? Don't forget to renew your annual pass for a discounted rate and keep the fun going. 

Looking for the perfect present? Give the gift of experience with a Merlin Annual Pass gift voucher. 

Explore Attractions

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New Zealand

Discover one of Auckland's leading attractions at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's. 

Great off peak value

  • For previous/existing Merlin Annual Pass holders only
  • Entry not valid during school holidays
  • Discounted additional experiences

Unlimited Entry

  • For previous/existing Merlin Annual Pass holders only
  • Enjoy 12 months unlimited entry
  • Discounted additional experiences

As a Merlin Annual Pass holder, you get access to some awesome deals and exclusive benefits

Benefits include:

  • 25% off admission for up to 4 friends and family per individual attraction 
  • 20% off food and beverage at participating outlets at Merlin Entertainments attractions in Australia and New Zealand
  • Enjoy a tea or coffee for only $2 every time you visit one of our attractions
  • 50% off single admission for up to 3 friends on your birthday
  • 20% off birthday parties 
  • 10% off Magic Memories photo products
  • Awesome deals on a range of unique experiences at our attractions 

Experience Deals

Get up close to our colony

  • Get up close to our Sub-antarctic penguin colony
  • A truly unique 60mins behind the scenes experience (age 14+)
  • Experience an on-the-ice encounter like no other

2 for 1 offer

  • Dive into our shark tank for a truly unique experience (min. height 1.3m)
  • Spend 15 minutes coming face-to-face with sharks
  • Dive in for an adrenaline rush

Gold Annual Pass Exclusions

Gold Merlin Annual Passes are not valid on the school holiday dates below in addition to public holidays across Australia and New Zealand.

New South Wales (SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds Sydney, Sydney Tower Eye & Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures)

  • From 02/07/2022 until 17/07/2022
  • From 24/09/2022 until 09/10/2022
  • From 17/12/2022 until 30/01/2023

Victoria (SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, Legoland Discovery Centre Melbourne & Otway Fly Treetop Adventures)

  • From 25/06/2022 until 10/07/2022
  • From 17/09/2022 until 02/10/2022
  • From 20/12/2022 until 30/01/2023

Queensland (SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium)

  • From 25/07/2022 until 10/07/2022
  • From 17/09/2022 until 02/10/2022
  • From 10/12/2022 until 30/01/2023

New Zealand (SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium)

  • From 10/07/2022 until 23/07/2022
  • From 01/10/2022 until 15/10/2022
  • From 17/12/2022 until 30/01/2023

If you want to visit during this period, please visit admissions to upgrade to a Platinum Annual Pass for $35 fee.


* Merlin Annual Passes are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase (exclusions dates apply for Gold Merlin Annual Pass). Platinum Merlin Annual Pass Gift Vouchers are valid for redemption within 3 years (with the exception during sale period of 3 months), once redeemed the pass is valid for 12 months. Once purchased, you will receive a digital Merlin Annual Pass on your email. Please save the barcode for each member on your mobile, our staff will scan and match the photo at the attraction entrance. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Merlin 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. With 10 attractions across NSW, VIC, QLD and Auckland (NZ) we offer amazing days out for everyone! The Merlin Annual Passes (AU/NZ) bring together all of Merlin's attractions, offering passholders HUGE savings for a full year (subject to standard operating hours) to all of the included attractions.

A Merlin Annual Pass can only be used by one person. The name and photograph of the Passholder appears on the Merlin Annual Pass. We've got to be really strict here - pass use by anyone other than the named and photographed Passholder, regardless of reason, will result in permanent confiscation of the Pass without compensation.

We recommend that a child requires a Merlin Annual Pass once they are 3 years old.

A Merlin Annual Pass can only be used by one person. The name and photograph of the Passholder appears on the Merlin Annual Pass. We've got to be really strict here - pass use by anyone other than the named and photographed Passholder, regardless of reason, will result in permanent confiscation of the Pass without compensation.

Once you have collected your Merlin Annual Pass/es you can visit the attractions anytime (during standard operating hours) and just need to head to the entrance and get your pass scanned by one of our friendly admissions staff. Please be aware that during peak periods there may be a wait in getting entry to the attractions.

To gain admission into our attractions you will be required to present a valid Merlin Annual Pass. Failure to present a valid Merlin Annual Pass will result in a charge of the “on the day” admission rate applicable to the relevant Attraction, which will be non-refundable.

Sorry, it's only valid for our attractions in Australia and New Zealand.

First of all, don't panic. All you need to do is visit your issuing attraction – the place you originally collected your pass. The admissions team will look you up on the system and print you off a new card. Please note that an administration fee of $20 applies for each card reprinted. You will need to bring a form of photographic ID with you. Please note the fee still applies if your pass has been stolen.

You can check your pass expiry by clicking this link.

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