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  • Address: West Esplanade
  • Hours: Open daily: 10am-5:30pm (closed Christmas Day)
  • Admission: Adults: $24; Children: $12

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Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Not to be confused with the Sydney SEA LIFE Aquarium in Darling Harbour, the Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary on Sydney’s North Shore has recently undergone a name change (from Oceanworld Manly) and has gained a number of new attractions.

A new breeding habitat called Penguin Cove was opened in late June 2012 and now houses a small population of cute Little Penguins. As an endangered population that live and breed on Sydney’s busy natural coastline, the penguins in Penguin Cove are provided a safe place to raise their young and be observed by visitors.

Another big attraction that sets Manly SEA LIFE apart from its Darling Harbour cousin is its ‘Shark Dive Xtreme.’ Thanks to a large colony of non-aggressive but fearsome looking Grey Nurse Sharks, this dive is an opportunity to swim amongst the marine life cage-free!

If that doesn’t whet your appetite, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary has an underwater viewing tunnel for close up but dry views of sharks, sting rays, turtles and other marine life. There are also a number of interactive rock pools where you can clearly see all the weird and wonderful undersea creatures that call Sydney Harbour their home.

The easiest and most fun way to get to the Sanctuary is on a ferry from Circular Quay to Manly Wharf.

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Shark Diving Xtreme in Sydney

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 35 Reviews

Come face-to-face with giant sharks, stingrays, turtles and much more on your dive with the sharks at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary! Immerse yourself and enjoy the ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $184.29

Sydney Attraction Pass Including Taronga Zoo, Sydney Opera House, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

4.5 star rating: Recommended 377 Reviews

Want to see Sydney Opera House, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Harbour and more? A Sydney attraction pass is the smart travel companion for ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $76.79

WILD LIFE Sydney Entrance Ticket

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Explore WILD LIFE Sydney, an authentic Australian wildlife experience in the heart of Sydney's Darling Harbour. WILD LIFE Sydney is home to the largest variety ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: At leisure

From USD $26.33

Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary Entrance Ticket

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Enjoy a fun filled day out, the whole family can enjoy Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary! Experience the breed, rescue and protect program, focused on the conservation ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: At leisure

From USD $16.45

Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass

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Explore the best of what Australia has to offer with an Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass. See more and save up to 50% on admission to Australia's favorite ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Hobart
Duration: Valid for 3 months from the date of card activation

From USD $131.63

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