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Open daily 10am - 6pm (Last entry 5pm)
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Open daily 9.30am - 7pm (Last entry 6pm) Public holidays may effect these hours please refer to our opening hours page
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
Sharks of the Reef

Sharks of the Reef

Home to the largest variety of sharks in Australia!

Sharks of the Reef

Celebrate a Summer of Sharks

This Summer, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, home to the largest variety of sharks in Australia, will be celebrating all things JAW-some! Discover the 13 species of sharks which call the aquarium home and become a shark expert through a range of interactive activities focusing on myth-busting, conservation, fun facts and more!

Embark on your shark escapade through the aquarium and put your knowledge to the test – can you spot all 13 of our shark species? Hint: there are four different species in our new Day and Night on the Reef exhibit alone, including the Black and White Tip Reef Sharks, Leopard Sharks and Tawny Nurse Sharks.

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VISIT 2 ATTRACTIONS

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2 attractions Sydney

$90

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$55

Per Adult (Child $39)
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SEA LIFE Sydney General Admission

$46

at the door

$36.80

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VISIT 4 ATTRACTIONS

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4 attraction pass Sydney - Sydney Big Ticket

$163

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$75

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Our Sharks

Blacktip Reef Shark

Blacktip Reef Shark

The Blacktip Reef shark is habitually identified by its prominent black tips on its fins. This species can grow up to 120 centimetres in length and feeds on crustaceans and other small fish. They are typically found lying within shallow, inshore waters over reef ledges and sandy flats of tropical and sub-tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region. However, they sometimes appear within brackish and freshwater environments too.


Wobbegong Shark

Wobbegong Shark

Wobbegong sharks are species of carpet sharks found in the temperate and tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific Region. The origins of the name ‘Wobbegong’ is derived from the Australian Aboriginal language meaning ‘shaggy beard’, a reference to the whisker-like growths around its mouth. Unlike other sharks, the Wobbegong’s skin is patterned, giving the appearance of light and dark blotches which assist its ability to camouflage on the ocean floor. Most species of Wobbegong grow up to 1.5 metres in length.


Grey Nurse Shark

Grey Nurse Shark

Despite its fearsome appearance and rows of sharp teeth, the Grey Nurse shark offers no threat to humans and is, in fact, a superbly adapted fish-eater, usually swallowing its prey whole. During the 1960s and 1970s, the population of the Grey Nurse shark declined sharply and in 1984, they became the first shark species in the world to be awarded protected status. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium supports conservation measures to protect the species, such as through the establishment of marine parks where fishing is prohibited.


Whitetip Shark

Whitetip Reef Shark

The Whitetip Reef shark is widely found across the Indo-Pacific region nestling near caves as well as the coral heads and ledges of coral reefs. Whitetips are more slender in body shape than other sharks, have oval-shaped eyes, characteristic white tipped fins and can grow up to 1.6 metres in length. Its diet consists of eels, octopus and crustaceans.


Port Jackson

Port Jackson Shark

Port Jackson Sharks are a local species of shark that live in rocky environments around the coast of Australia! This species is has harness-like markings across their eyes and back which make them easy to identify. Port Jackson Sharks can grow up to 95 cm


Come face to face with our sharks

Shark Dive Xtreme is now at SEA LIFE Sydney! 

Experience these apex predators up close. No cage, just you, your instructors and our incredible sealife. You'll meet our Grey Nurse Sharks, sea turtles, huge stingrays, Port Jackson Sharks, Wobbegong Sharks and hundreds more amazing sea creatures.

Shark Dive Xtreme requires no previous diving experience. Are you ready for the most exhilarating diving experience in Sydney? Find out more information below or book your tickets now!

Shark Dive Xtreme

No cage, face-to-face!

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$239

PER ADULT
  • No cages - just you, your instructors, sharks, giant stingrays and more
  • No previous diving experience required (age 14+)
  • Dives run 7 days a week, all day aquarium admission included

Shark Dive Xtreme Gift Voucher

A gift they'll never forget!

WEEKDAY DIVE

$239

PER ADULT
  • No cages - just you, your instructors, sharks, giant stingrays and more
  • No previous diving experience required (age 14+)
  • All day aquarium admission included

Shark Dive Xtreme Gift Voucher

A gift they'll never forget!

ANY DAY DIVE

$299

PER ADULT
  • No cages - just you, your instructors, sharks, giant stingrays and more
  • No previous diving experience required (age 14+)
  • All day aquarium admission included