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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

1-5 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour

Sydney 2000

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

Sydney's Aquarium

Love your local Marine Life

The best of Australia’s marine life

Right in the heart of Sydney

Fall in love all over again with ‘Sydney’s Aquarium’ right in the heart of Sydney. Meet the best of Australia’s marine life AND the stars of the attraction’s famous live streams which have kept thousands of families entertained whilst the attraction has been closed.

Journey through the aquarium to visit Manly’s Little Penguin colony, up the Queensland coast to meet Pig the dugong, see Sydney’s only sub-Antarctic penguin colony inspired by Australia’s Macquarie Island and then escape to the Great Barrier Reef inspired Day and Night on the Reef zone. The animals can’t wait to be greeted by their friends again!

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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is OPEN 10am - 4pm (last entry 3pm)

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Discover the best of Australian marine life right in the heart of Sydney

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Meet Manly's Little Penguin Colony

Dive in to Manly

Start your journey around in our Shipwreck zone and meet our adorable Little Penguin Colony! You'll get to watch these playful penguins splash about in the pool and hop along on the sandy shore. 

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Look beneath the surface

Look beneath the surface

Continue your journey through the aquarium and discover what lives just below the surface here in Darling Harbour. Meet all the local species including seahorses, octopus, and an array of fish. 

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meet pig the dugong

Journey up the Queensland Coast

Next, journey up the Queensland coast to meet the famous Pig the dugong. Pig the dugong is a BIG eater and is fed fresh cos lettuce every 15 minutes by his loving team of keepers. 

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Voyage to Macquarie Island

Voyage to Macquarie Island

See Sydney’s only sub-Antarctic penguin colony as your journey to our next zone inspired by Australia’s Macquarie Island. Meet our colony of King and Gentoo Penguins and they waddle, slide and slip along the ice. 

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Escape to the Great Barrier Reef

Escape to the Great Barrier Reef

End your journey with our newest zone: Day and Night on the Reef, inspired by the world's largest living thing - the Great Barrier Reef! Meet turtles, reef sharks, and a wide variety of tropical fish!

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Meet the Locals


Meet Myrtle the Turtle

Myrtle the turtle was rescued in 2013 after she was involved in a boating accident. She was nursed back to heath by the team at SEA LIFE Manly Sanctuary. She recovered from her wounds, but air became trapped under her shell as it healed, causing her to float. To keep her swimming happily our team fitted her with weight plates on the back of her shell. She now swims around with ease in our Day and Night on the Reef zone!

Pig the Dugong

Meet Pig the Dugong

Affectionately named after his eating habits, Pig was rescued from Forrest Beach in North Queensland when he became separated from his mother at a very early age. After a period of rehabilitation, Pig was released into the wild. However when he was found washed up again a decision was made not to release him again for fears he wouldn't survive.

Meet Murdoch the Grey Nurse Shark

Murdoch is a very special shark as he is one of only a handful of Grey Nurse Sharks that was born in human care and this year he turned 13!

Grey Nurse Sharks are Critically Endangered on the East Coast of Australia and Murdoch acts as an important ambassador for the species – educating thousands of guests to the Aquarium each year about the importance of sharks in the eco-system and helping guests understand why Grey Nurse Sharks are called the ‘Labradors of the Sea’! 

Meet Sphen and Magic the Penguins

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!

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COVID-19 updates around the aquarium

Our mission is to create truly memorable experiences and we place the utmost importance on the safety and wellbeing of our guests and employees. We have introduced a range of new health and safety measures that seek to reduce the risk associated with the presence of COVID-19 that are in line with government advice and the requirements of local health authorities.

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