SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne

#2 of 8 in Zoos & Aquariums in Victoria
Focusing on southern oceans, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium holds over 10,000 marine animals. Explore four levels of exhibits on a one-way self-guided tour. Marvel at mammoth nurse and sandbar whaler sharks in the oceanarium. Check out one of the world's biggest saltwater crocodiles in the Croc Lair. Enter the "creepy caves" to see horseshoe crabs, scorpions, and tarantulas. For a hands-on experience, help feed baby seahorses. By using our Melbourne trip itinerary maker site , you can arrange your visit to SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium and other attractions in Melbourne.
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  • Well located within the CBD area. Worth a visit, especially for families with kids as I think the setup are quite comprehensive. Luckily we visited during the last 2 hours before its closing time, so ...  more »
  • The exhibitions were just wonderful. The animals are cared for so well by the staff. Staff were on hand to answer questions. Some more happily than others. The admission price but a little expensive a...  more »
  • Such fun to walk into the Perspex Tunnel with stingrays (rather large really), sharks and everything else that swim next to you...above front of you...behind you!!! The penguins are fun. Too ...  more »
  • Very interesting and well done exhibition! Been there a few times with the family (we live in Melbourne). Would recommend to families but also to adults that are visiting Melbourne. It's really interesting for adults as well. Only down-side is that the price is a bit steep. But we got an annual pass (taking our toddler there regularly) so the price / visit is going down fast.
  • I thought that the price was a little costly, until I saw the penguins! That was one of the best observation place of the cute penguins. I never knew some penguins has molting period and you can see them being all furry and scratchy. We also witness how fast a penguin can swim! Amazing. I envy the caretaker of these penguins. Of course, we get to see many beautiful sea creatures and fishes, crocodile, turtle and even lizards! But my heart is biased towards those penguins.
  • Amazing place to be in with friends and family members, specially kids. One of the best tourist attractions in Melbourne. We took our wee boy there and he was just amazed for every second. He was surprised to see the giant crocodile and he was even more surprised to see that it's alive!!! What a great day for him!!! You will find a cafe with good foods and drinks. The price is quite reasonable. Please don't forget to take your camera. You will definitely enjoy it :)
  • What a great afternoons entertainment. There are aquariums on four floors and a trail for the kids to follow. Many tanks have dome viewing domes for the kids to get a closer look. There are many species of fish and tortoises, lizards, frogs and much more. The highlight for me were the king penguins. Much fun was had.
  • Great place for all ages. 2 cafe areas and good range at gift shop. Many levels but lifts available too. Penguins a must see visit ... and the jellyfish ... and the sharks. Carers free entry with DHS Carer card and their Disability Pension charges. Crowded on school holidays. Touch/feel area with educated staff. Your photo is taken on entry for a special memento; for a price.

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