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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

1-5 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour

Sydney 2000

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Regular Opening Hours
Open Thursday - Monday 10am - 4pm (Last entry 3pm)
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

King and Gentoo Penguins


Gentoo Lara

Meet Lara

Lara is the youngest member of the colony and is an incredibly curious penguin. You’ll find her wandering around the exhibit inspecting every nook and cranny, or getting under the keepers’ feet as they go about daily maintenance of the exhibit. Lara loves to play games and her favourite enrichment is bubbles, which she likes to pop with her beak!

Gentoo Tasman

Meet Tasman

Tasman is a real softy who mostly keeps to himself. A wonderful singer, Tasman will sing his heart out both to his other penguin friends and to his keepers. Tasman is currently enjoying the bachelor life, but he hopes to someday settle down and have a chick of his own.

King Penguin Nog

Meet Nog

Nog is a cheeky king penguin who is very food driven – as soon as the fish comes out, you can be sure that Nog will be there! He’s an easy character to spot, with his big eyes and funny walk as he always waddles around with his head down and forward as if he has important business to attend to. You’ll rarely see him alone as Nog is very social and loves being around the other king penguins.

Gentoo Reta

Meet Reta

A playful penguin, Reta is the first in line whenever enrichment is brought out! His favourite toy is a bright pink octopus, which he likes to carry around the exhibit. Reta is also an avid swimmer and pro pool feeder who loves to eat squid. You’ll sometimes see him doing ‘zoomies’ – swimming in circles around the pool as fast as he can!

Gentoo Steven

Meet Steven

Steven is a typical Gentoo, super cheeky, very inquisitive and always under the feet of our keepers! He loves enrichment games and 'helping' the keepers with their buckets or chores. Gentoo’s don’t reach maturity until 3 years old so he still has a few years left of this playful, child-like period. His favourite enrichment game is smashing jelly cakes!

Meet Sphen & Magic

Same-sex couple, Sphen and Magic began developing a strong bond and became inseparable before breeding season, and are constantly seen waddling around and going for swims together. The couple were given a foster egg to look after... and it hatched! Baby 'Sphengic' was born and they are now a happy penguin family of three!


On the day


Adult from (Child $28.00)
  • Price includes a Digi Photo Pass giving you unlimited digital photos – valued at $26!
  • Book in advance to save 20%
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Penguin Experience Gift Voucher

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  • Get up close to our cheeky Gentoo and King penguins
  • A truly unique 75 minute on the ice and behind the scenes experience (age 14+)
  • All day aquarium admission included

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