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.
At Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium there is over 30 exhibits and more than 80 different species. Featuring nine themed zones, Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium boasts
unique attractions including New Zealand’s first-ever live jellyfish
display, the world’s only display of Spiny Sea Dragons and the world’s
biggest species of stingray.
Head for the Antarctic Encounter, the walk-through penguin encounter is home to the world’s largest sub-Antarctic penguin colony display and allows visitors to get closer than ever before to the majestic King and playful Gentoo penguins.
Kelly Tarlton’s famous Shark Tunnel (The brainchild of renowned marine archaeologist and diver Kelly Tarlton), home to New Zealand’s largest collection of sharks, is now Maori Pacifica themed. You also have the opportunity to snorkel with the sharks on a Shark Cage experience, or for the true adrenaline junkie, take the ultimate cage-free experience with Shark Dive Xtreme and come face-to-face with the great predators of the deep sea.
The Rockpool Experience allows visitors to hold a crab or touch a starfish and, with an animal-themed quiz trail this truly is an interactive day out.
Kelly Tarlton's Antartic Encounter
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Departure Point:Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium
- Open from 9.30am
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General Admission into Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium. Open 9:30am until 5pm daily.
1pm shark cage dive. Experience a face-to-face encounter with the great predators of the deep sea. Includes free entry to Kelly Tarlton's. Please see additional info for restrictions.
3pm shark cage dive. Experience a face-to-face encounter with the great predators of the deep sea. Includes free entry to Kelly Tarlton's. Please see additional info for restrictions.
Come face-to-face with the great predators of the deep sea with this cage-free dive. Includes free entry to Kelly Tarlton's. Please see additional info for restrictions.
Kelly Tarlton's Shark Cage
- Entry the Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium
- Complimentary shuttle bus service
- Shark cage: all equipment included, expert guide
- Shark dive xtreme: all equipment, introduction to Subca (briefing and pool skills)
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Food and drinks
- 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 5:00pm (last entry at 4.00pm)
- Shuttle bus service operates daily from 9:30am to 3:30pm every half hour
- Shak Cage: Minimum height of 4ft 3in (1.3m), 17 years and under must be accompanied with an adult. Closed toes shoes are required, bookings essential.
- Shark Dive Xtreme: minimum age 18 years old
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