4 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

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  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:  Varies

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium Entry Ticket. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

We had a great time adults and children, would recommend it to everyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2012

Love those penguins, they are just so impressive. Didn't see any from happy feet but they did look good. The aquarium has a lot in it, very impressed. Go there early in the day, very popular can get crowded

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2011

definitely worth a visit, even if you older, our group was over 50s and we really enjoyed the tour. some interesting artifacts and stories to be told.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2010


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2008

I really enjoyed our visit to the Antarctic Encounter. All of the animal life was fantastic! In particular the penguin habitat was really impressive, you can view very closely the penguins and their newborn chicks, and riding in the snowcat was a lot of fun. The historical photographs and films of early Antarctic expeditions were also very interesting. It was worth checking out as part of our trip to New Zealand.

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4 star rating: Recommended
January 2014

На декабрь месяц стоимость взрослого билета была около 30USD (при покупке через сайт обходится дешевле).
До океанариума (считается, что это всё-таки океанариум, а не аквариум) от центра города можно доехать на автобусе 7010 (ходит от Britomart на Queen Street), либо на бесплатном шатле.
Однако, нужно учесть, что у шатлов есть расписание и ходят они каждые полчаса/час с 9.30 до 15.30 (подробное расписание есть на сайте).
Шатлы отправляются от 172 Quay Street - с учетом того, что на зданиях нет номеров, мы около 15 мин. искали это место! Спрашивали у местных, никто не знал, где это! :-)
Понятно было, что Quay Street перпендикулярна Queen Street, но где этот 172 дом - никто не знал! :-)
В общем, парковка шатлов находится напротив Ferry Building! Становитесь там, не пропустите! :-)
Место стоянки ничем, кроме дорожной разметки bus stop не помечено, но шатлы имеют яркую раскраску и рекламу океанариума, так что, если он уже будет стоять - промахнуться не возможно! :-)
Так же учтите, что вместительность шатлов ограничена, возможно, придется стоять стоя (в пути около 10-15 мин.), либо ждать следующего или ехать на рейсовом автобусе или такси.
Сам океанариум разделен на тематические зоны, в каждой из которых представлены обитатели подводного мира окружающих Новую Зеландию вод Тасманова моря и Тихого океана.
Очень понравилась тематическая зона с пингвинами (Генту и Королевские), в этой же зоне существует отсек для совсем маленьких - пингвинятник, где можно увидеть мам, высиживающих яйца или кормящих маленьких пингвинят :-)
Не оставит равнодушными и большой аквариум с гигантскими скатами! И наконец, движущаяся дорожка с проплывающими над тобой акулами, якорями, сундуками, затонувшими идолами... Море красок и удовольствия! :-)

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2012

Great family attraction. Particularly enjoyed the sting ray feeding and the cute penguins. Early history of Antarctica was very interesting. Recommended.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2012

Absolutely loved the penguins. I found all the staff to be very friendly and definitely would recommend a visit.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2012

Really enjoyed the whole experience,especially the penguin viewing

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2011

Fun place to see the Penguins. They need mors shuttle buses since it is quite out of the way. Overall good value.


4 star rating: Recommended
May 2011

This was great . We arrived at Kelly Tarltons on a Public Holiday ..queue was out to the Carpark, lucky we had a pre-paid tickets, straight ahead of the queues ... and cheaper than everyone else had to pay as well ..always a bonus !! Will always check on VIATOR now for deals and pre-paid bookings :)

3 star rating: Worth doing
March 2015

This was a nice break from the big city sites, but the variety of exhibits were somewhat limited.

3 star rating: Worth doing
July 2014

Great for kids, good short tour if you can't get to the reef

3 star rating: Worth doing
August 2012

Quite disappointed to be honest, I felt like I'd missed a whole chunk out, but I hadn't. The thing in the penguins wasn't on, which was one of the main reasons I wanted to go, to get close to them. I was in and out in an hour.

3 star rating: Worth doing
May 2012

Didn't go.

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