Explore our 9 interactive zones
Along the way you'll encounter some of the world's most incredible animals, including the beautiful dugongs, huge sharks, massive sawfish, mysterious stingrays, jellyfish, penguins, seahorses, thousands of tropical fish and much, much more.
Day and Night on the Reef
Experience the iconic wonders of the Great Barrier Reef at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s brand new exhibit. Set entirely on the reef as it transitions through night and day, life on the reef is recreated for guests to encounter & experience, across 24 hours of the day. This new exhibit uses state of the art technology to deliver a totally unique, interactive experience & is the largest Great Barrier Reef exhibit in the world!
Journey to Macquarie Island and meet some of our most adorable feathered friends! Get up close to our colony of Gentoo and King penguins as they waddle, slide and splash about! Our Penguin Boat Ride is temporarily closed. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Face your fears as you walk under some of the world's biggest aquarium sharks, including Grey Nurse Sharks. Continue your journey deep under the sea and explore the depths of Shark Valley. When journeying through the parallel underwater tunnels you'll also come across our huge Smooth Stingray!
Home to our Dugong, a beautiful animal which legend has it were mistaken for mermaids by early European sailors arriving in Australia's waters. Pig can be seen from above and in the viewing tunnels below. Dugong Island also hosts a range of other amazing animals, including White Spotted Eagle Rays, Bamboo Sharks and dozens of species of fish.
Not all the animals are behind glass at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium! Come and meet one of our experts and make an amazing discovery at our rockpool. You'll be able to see and touch sea stars, shark eggs, shells and more! And yes, hand wipes are provided :)
South Coast Shipwreck
Set amongst this beached shipwreck environment you can discover a vast array of animals native to the Southern Oceans. This zone is home to our incredibly popular colony of Little Penguins, who can be seen darting through the water and waddling across the beach while going about their very important little penguin business.
Here, among the stilted piers and platform decks you'll discover animals that are native to one of the most iconic harbours in the world. With over 600 species of fish inhabiting its depths, Sydney Harbour is a vital link in the ecology of the coastline and our themed zone provides a snapshot of what lies beneath - it's as beautiful as above the surface!
Jurassic Seas takes you into the depths of the ocean to see where life began and meet weird and wonderful living fossils. Learn about evolution and discover the mysterious hagfish, lungfish, octopus and mudskipper.