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Private Dining at SEA LIFE Sydney

Make your special celebration truly memorable.


What better way to celebrate with your loved one than a private dining experience at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium?

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is one of Sydney’s most spectacular event spaces. No other venue delivers such an exquisite underwater backdrop.

The experience includes a self-guided tour, three course dinner, drinks & intimate dinner location across five zones of the aquarium. Dine in the heart of our Jurassic Seas, Dugong Island, Shark Valley, Glowing Jellies or Neon Reef zone. Each zone will mesmerise you as hundreds of creatures cruise before your eyes.

With six stunning locations, each with its unique view of the aquarium, this is truly a memorable experience. 

This is an 18+only experience and children will not be permitted entry in order to maintain the exclusive date-night experience. 

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What's Included?

  • 30-minute exclusive, self-guided after-hours aquarium tour
  • Three courses of a set menu, served alternate.
  • A two-hour free flowing Premium beverage package; including Sparkling, Whites, Reds, Beers, & Softs
  • Memorable dining experience in your chosen zone



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Jurassic Seas

Journey back in time for your dinner in this magnificent event space. Located amongst some of our oldest species of fish in the aquarium, your next event can be one to remember. This intimate space is located inside with temperature control and fin-tastic views to some great sea creatures. $650.00 per couple ($325 per person).

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Sting Ray Tunnel

Immerse yourself in the heart of the sea. Dining in our 180 degrees glass tunnel, you will be mesmerised as hundreds of fish and rays cruise right over your head. $650.00 per couple ($325 per person).

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Port Jackson Shark Tunnel

Dining under a glowing oceanscape in one of our exquisite shark tunnels, immerse yourself as the aquarium's most stunning sharks float over your table. $650.00 per couple ($325 per person).

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Neon Reef

Dine next to the Neon Reef, where you will be transported to a reef island under the moonlight. Splash through projections of bio-luminescent waves and marvel at the glowing corals and nocturnal creatures that call the reef home. $550.00 per couple ($275 per person).

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Glowing World of Jellies

Enter a swarm of jellies that drift on the edge of the Reef, illuminated in the dark nighttime seas. Dine among beautiful, multi-coloured displays home to our graceful and memorizing moon jellies illuminated by changing lights. $550.00 per couple ($275 per person).

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Dugong Island

Mirroring the shimmering mirage of the Darling Harbour waters at night, this mythical space hosts a range of majestic animals including White Spotted Eagle Rays and dozens of species of fish. $550 per couple ($275 per person).

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 5 dining locations available for you to select. Your chosen dining area will be visually private, allowing you to enjoy the aquarium alone with your special someone.

Cancellation with a full refund will be permitted up to 5 working days prior to your experience date, if cancellation for a booking occurs less than 5 working days prior to the experience date the full payment will be retained.

As the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium will be closed to public arrival is strictly required between 6.15pm – 6.25pm, when your dinner host will open the main entrance to admit couples for this experience. At 6.25pm, the entrance doors will be closed. In the circumstances guests are running late we are unable to extend the experience beyond the booked finish time.

We aim to cater to all dietary requests, please contact us with any requirements at least 48 hours prior to confirmation of your booking. Unfortunately, any requests made on the night may not be able to be accommodated.

Our packages include 1 x Shared entrée, 1 x main meal per person and 1 x shared dessert platter. This is a set menu - additional food items cannot be arranged for this experience.

This is an 18+ experience only.

Additional guests may be added at an additional cost on some evenings. To book more than 2 x guests, please contact the Merlin Events team directly.

Contact the Merlin Events team on (02) 9333 9245

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Need some help?

You can reach our Functions and Events team the following ways:

TEL: 0419 726 459

Visit the Merlin Events website