Dive under Auckland's waterfront and you'll discover spectacular secrets of the Southern Ocean and see the magic of an Antarctic fantasyland, complete with penguins strutting in fresh snow and ice! You'll get up close to the majestic King and playful Gentoo penguins, see jellyfish displays and the world's biggest species of stingray. Experience over 30 live animal exhibits and see over 80 different
species in the eight new themed zones.
Head for the Antarctic Encounter, where you'll be taken back in time to the life-sized replica hut of intrepid South Pole explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott. Come out of the hut and into an Antarctic snowcat, where you're transported to a magical world of snow and ice. Frolicking in the white wilderness is a colony of sub-Antarctic Penguins. From your snowcat, you'll get a fantastic fish eye view of the birds as they swim underwater.
After your Antarctic encounter; head to the Amazon tank to view the deadly Piranha. Now step onto the moving walkway in the Underwater World, you'll come face-to-face with a Broadnosed Sevengill Shark, proudly displaying some of the most powerful jaws on the planet.
The famous Kelly Tarlton's Shark Tunnel is home to New Zealand's largest collection of sharks and now Maori Pacifica themed and full of original shipwreck artifacts. Travel in a clear tunnel, surrounded by two million litres of ocean water and the hundreds of awesome sea creatures within it - you're just centimetres away from a Bronze Whaler and a two-metre wide stingray!
There's so many sea creatures for you to enjoy at Kelly Tarlton's, including the moray eels, magical seahorses, huge crayfish and some of the worlds most poisonous fish.
Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World Entry Ticket
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Departure Point:Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium
- Open from 9.30am
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Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter
- Entry the Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium
- Complimentary shuttle bus service
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Photography is allowed, however use of flashbulbs around the animals is prohibited
- Open from 9:30am to 5:30pm (last entry at 4.30pm)
- Shuttle bus service operates daily from 9:30am to 3:30pm every half hour
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