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SEA LIFE® Melbourne Aquarium
SEA LIFE® Melbourne Aquarium

SEA LIFE® Melbourne Aquarium

Corner Flinders and King Streets, Melbourne, 3000

The Basics

SEA LIFE Melbourne sits on the banks of the Yarra River in central Melbourne. See habitats like the Bay of Rays, the Coral Caves, and the Mermaid Garden, and enjoy activities like animal feedings, keeper talks, and tour on a glass-bottom boat. You can also book experiences like a shark dive or a trip behind the scenes of the penguins’ icy habitat.

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SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Admission Ticket
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Admission Ticket
$27.73 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Had fun, not worth the cost though.
We had a fantastic time. No line to get in as we prepaid, loved all the sea life. Loved the layout and the numbering so we couldn’t miss anything. We stayed around 2 hours. Was really fun. However, $188 for a family of 5 for entry. And $77 to park in a nearby carpark. Can not justify that at all.
Nicole_M, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Melbourne

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Great half day with a toddler!
caline, Apr 2021
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Admission Ticket
We had a great half day at the Aquarium. My toddler loved it. We chose to go after the school holidays for it to be less busy but didnt realise that there could be a school group. So it was a but busier than we anticipated. Staff are friendly and helpful. All the displays were clean and looked well maintained. The animals looked healthy and well cared for.
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Family day out
Jeff_H, Jul 2021
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Admission Ticket
First time at the Aquarium brilliant I would recommend this place for people to visit when in Melbourne
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So much fun. This was our first day...
dawn, May 2018
Penguin Passport at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
So much fun. This was our first day in Australia and what a treat to see these penguins up close and personal.
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Exciting afternoon tour. We were...
Sheila K, Aug 2016
Penguin Passport at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
Exciting afternoon tour. We were introduced to the Penguins after learning about their care, feeding schedule and a look at their 'penguin hospital'. We were in the exhibit and up close with the Penguins. Highly recommend.
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Too many children
Rodney_G, Jul 2021
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Admission Ticket
Sharing with my granddaughter she was intrigued colouring in octopus enjoyed shopping before the exir
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Exciting & beyond our expectations of
Christina_W, Jan 2021
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Admission Ticket
Everything was so well presented loved watching the penguins being fed which added to the experience of seeing them in real life the beautiful colours of the corals sting rays was great to see them gliding pass us on the whole everything at the Aquarium was fantastic our granddaughter was in Orr of it all thank you 😊
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This tour was simply amazing!!! If...
Kristie S, Nov 2015
Penguin Passport at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
This tour was simply amazing!!! If you have even the slightest interest in animals, you need to do this! You can't touch them, but the penguins are only a few cm's away from you. You get about 30mins with them, plus about another 30mins learning about how they are taken care of, their names, where they go to be weighed and treated for any ailments, all their food, and learn about their behaviours. Its truly fascinating!
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Had a very good time at Sealife...
Book373, Dec 2017
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Admission Ticket
Had a very good time at Sealife Aquarium, it was a lot of fun with a lot of great fishes and other marine life. Great experience it was!
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I went to visit Melbourne Aquarium...
josdp, Aug 2014
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Admission Ticket
I went to visit Melbourne Aquarium to see the penguins. Initially we wanted to do the penguin passport tour they had available but unfortunately there was only one spot left. We decided to check out the aquarium any way. The aquarium is much the same as Sydney aquarium however the penguin exhibit was pretty cool. I would definitely go back to see it again. The skip the line tickets were great also - make sure you print the voucher just to be safe.
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Loved going to the Aquarium it was...
gineeb, Nov 2014
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Admission Ticket
Loved going to the Aquarium it was well done, the scenery was like a wonder land . The fish all looked healthy and the under water coral were so colourful . I really enjoyed watching the children from the local Schools faces ,as the staff did a good job of answering their questions. Watching the Sharks and Stingrays which were so huge swimming over you in the tunnels is fantastic . Having a Coffee overlooking the Melbourne river just finished a lovely day out .
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My Granddaughter and I visited The...
Geraldine R J, Dec 2013
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Admission Ticket
My Granddaughter and I visited The Aquarium and both thoroughly enjoyed her experience. Her comment was that it was "COOL" G James
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Excellent. Skipping the queue saved...
Wayne C, Jan 2014
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Admission Ticket
Excellent. Skipping the queue saved a lot of time and the tickets were cheaper through your site.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne has a gift shop and a café that sells lunch items, baked goods, and drinks.

  • Avoid lines by booking tickets online in advance.

  • Visitors can rent lockers to store belongings.

  • The aquarium is fully wheelchair accessible.

  • Wheelchairs and strollers are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.

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How to Get There

SEA LIFE Melbourne is located at King and Flinders streets on the north side of the Yarra, across from the Crown entertainment complex. The aquarium does not have its own parking lot, but paid parking is available at nearby public facilities. Public transportation is a more convenient option; there is a tram stop on Flinders Street and two nearby train stations: Flinders and Southern Cross.

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When to Get There

The aquarium is open daily, from mid-morning to early evening, with slightly longer hours on weekends, holidays, and school vacation periods (April, July, September–October, and December). Exact hours vary by season.

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Shark Dive Xtreme

One of SEA LIFE Melbourne’s most exciting experiences is Shark Dive Xtreme, which gives brave souls a chance to swim in the water with some of the aquarium’s resident sharks, such as nurse sharks or blacktip reef sharks, as well as rays and other fish. The 2-hour experience includes scuba diving instruction.

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