Went with children (boys aged 12-15) and niece (19) who was visiting from Austria.
My niece said the one in Perth was far more interesting.
There was little (if anything) that really held the interest of the boys.
The highlight of the prerenovated aquarium for me was the jellyfish room. This room has been transformed and lost its amazing displays and atmosphere.
To me the penguins looked tragic in their basic enclosure. Some of the larger fish seemed awfully big for their tanks.
When the boys were very young and the aquarium was a novelty for Melbournians, we enjoyed visiting it.
Now they are older and have travelled a little, the aquarium seems small and a little sad.
In conclusion, it maybe great for families with young kids who are happy to splash out on an expensive outing. Not sure for other demographics.
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