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SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

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| corner of Flinders Street and King Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 1800 026 576
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Discover creatures of the Southern Ocean in the 2-million-litre oceanarium. Melbourne SEA LIFE aquarium is home to King and Gentoo penguins, nurse sharks and a mega croc.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice age” (74 reviews)
“sharks and rays” (34 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| corner of Flinders Street and King Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 1800 026 576
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"ice age"
in 74 reviews
"penguin enclosure"
in 71 reviews
"sharks and rays"
in 34 reviews
"school holidays"
in 90 reviews
"great for kids"
in 55 reviews
"all ages"
in 111 reviews
"rainy day"
in 53 reviews
"whole family"
in 51 reviews
"few hours"
in 86 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 70 reviews
"on display"
in 47 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 46 reviews
"tank"
in 148 reviews
"exhibits"
in 385 reviews
"tunnel"
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"creatures"
in 133 reviews
"seahorse"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great selection of marine animals but huge lack of information. Digital screens either broken or stuck or simply no information about all the different species in one tank. Left my partner and I googling for more information. Bitterly disappointing!!

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Reviewed yesterday

It houses a wide variety of marine animals including sharks, rays and a massive salty (crocodile). The layout is a bit strange and we had to get our heads around the map. We could only attend the crocodile talk which could have been done with...More

1  Thank SalmanLondon
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MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Salman, Thank you very much for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed most of the attraction. We do have a few new staff who have just recently joined the talks and must have been referring to their notes as it is hard...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is the place where kids will enjoy their most of time with sea creature and they will enjoy a lot

Thank Melbournian18
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MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Visitor, Thank you very much for a flying review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcoming you all back again soon. Sea Life Melbourne.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just about every state (In Australia) must have one of these bid aquariums. I have also been to those in Perth & Sydney and this is equal to both of those. The displays are clean, the fish & other animals appear healthy and there is...More

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MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, We are glad you loved your visit to the aquarium and thank you for your review. Our Curatorial team puts in a lot of efforts to look after the animals in our care and so do our cleaning team to keep the attraction...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I like the place, but it is not so good as the experience of the aquarium in Sydney, which is marvellous.More

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MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback and for visiting us. We take all feedback as an opportunity to improve. Each aquarium in different city is designed according to the space available along with other features of the building and other facilities. We will surely...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took our French visitor and was impressed with the quality of the presentations. Large crowds due to school holidays but still comfortable. Highlights were the penguins and overhead fish tanks. IMHO truly world class

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MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear George, Thank you so much for this amazing review and for sharing your experience with us. We are glad that you and your guest loved your visit here and hope to welcome you again soon. Sea Life Melbourne.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my grand daughter to the Aquarium. noregrets,we totally enjoed our visit. Lots to learn and see, even for my 64 years of life experience. Worthed every cent I have paid for tickets.More

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MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, thank you for such a wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience - it is an ultimate goal of ours to provide an exciting learning experience to guests of all ages! We hope to see you again soon! The SEA LIFE...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time my wife and I had visited the Aquarium and were thoroughly impressed. Certainly one of the best Aquarium's we've visited with lots of attractions and lots of fish to see. Great for all ages and will be back again.More

Thank Bdizzle_9
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MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello! Thank you for such a positive review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your very first visit to SEA LIFE Melbourne! Make sure to follow us on social media to keep updated with all of our new exciting exhibits and experiences...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sea life is a great place to visit when you just want to relax and explore the great big sea. The variety of fish they have there will blow your mind. A must see when you're in Melbourne.

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MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing your visit. We are certainly proud of our large array of species and so glad that they were able to help you relax and unwind! We hope to welcome you back soon! The SEA LIFE Melbourne Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing place to visit with young children. We took our granddaughter’s and they had a ball. Great time to visit in the colder months but rug up. The penguins are so cuteMore

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MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to SEA LIFE Melbourne! We are so excited to hear that you and your granddaughters enjoyed your time with us and our fishy friends! Coming in and saying hello is a great excuse to...More

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becky1821988
10 March 2018|
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Response from Martina P | Reviewed this property |
like anything it can be but its well worth it, in my opinion 😊
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Nicole F
18 February 2018|
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Response from Steve L | Reviewed this property |
I don't wear glasses but my wife does and she managed OK. It is only a short presentation so even if you struggle with then it wouldn't be too much of an issue.
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Laraine C
1 September 2016|
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Response from Peter C | Reviewed this property |
Yes the venue is great, I struggle with stairs and there are lifts and ramps to all areas.
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