If Sydney is one of your ports of call during your Australia cruise, be sure to visit SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Located at an easy walking distance from the cruise ship dock, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium provides a close encounter with more than 700 species of Australia’s marine and freshwater animals. The aquarium offers visitors of all ages the chance to learn about the continent’s diverse aquatic life while in Sydney, with incredible displays all under one roof.
Peruse the exhibits at your leisure, marveling at the Great Barrier Reef exhibit that details the vast number of fish, corals and other marine creatures that make up the famous reef. Admire brightly colored tropical fish, anemones, corals and the bulky head of the curious Napoleon wrasse. At the Shark Walk, stroll along a see-through walkway that allows you to safely observe legendary predators such as grey nurse sharks, lemon sharks and the sandbar sharks.
Check the daily schedule to hear keeper talks as you watch dugongs frolic in the Mermaid Lagoon, visit the little penguin exhibit during their mealtime or catch a glimpse of the famously shy platypus.
Snap photos of your family posing next to the bones of an enormous toothy shark’s mouth or capture the glow of a jellyfish at an otherworldly display of the fantastical creatures.
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is located within a 10-minute walk of the cruise port at Darling Harbour; you determine the time you need to return to your ship. Please allow ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port.
Bonus: Enjoy savings of more than 20% off the regular single ticket price by combining your SEA LIFE Sydney entrance with an Attraction Pass that includes entrance tickets to one or two of the following attractions.
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo features the largest collection of Australian animals in one place, with numerous different habitats recreated realistically. Cuddle a koala, see one of the world’s biggest crocodiles in captivity and learn about the critters in depth during keeper talks and animal feedings. Bonus: WILD LIFE Sydney is situated just steps away from SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.
Snap selfies with realistic wax figures of celebrities from the realm of sports, movies, television, politics and royalty. An assortment of life-like, full-size wax figures represent many familiar faces from Australia and around the globe, allowing you the illusion of a meeting with a who’s-who of the world’s most famous characters. Madame Tussauds is located within the same complex as SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.