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Sea Life Sydney Aquarium With VIP Guided Tour Option

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Key Highlights

  • Visit one of Australia′s top attractions – a perfect family day out
  • See the world′s biggest Great Barrier Reef exhibit
  • Discover thousands of amazing critters from pineapple fish to platypuses
  • View the world′s largest collection of sharks and rays
  • Meet rare and wonderful dugongs and face your fears on the Shark Walk
  • Choose the VIP tour option and go backstage at the Aquarium
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Stay as long as you like at the Aquarium within opening hours.

    Start time

    Opening hours:
    Monday - Thursday: 9:30am - 6:00pm (last entry 5:00pm)
    Friday - Sunday: 9:30am - 7:00pm (last entry 6:00pm).
    VIP Guided Tour operates 0900h (9:00am) - 1700h (5:00pm)
    Duration: Stay as long as you like at the Aquarium within opening hours. VIP Guided Tour takes 90 minutes (if option selected)

    Meeting Point

    Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is located on the eastern side of Darling Harbour to the north of the Pyrmont Bridge. The address is 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000.

    By Ferry:
    Public ferry services to Darling Harbour depart from Circular Quay Wharf 5 about every half an hour.

    By Train:
    A short walk from Town Hall or Wynyard stations. Head for King Street from Wynyard or Market Street from Town Hall and then walk west down the hill towards Darling Harbour.

    By Bus:
    Sydney Explorer Bus Stop No 24, or hop off any bus service that drops near Market Street or King Street and take the short walk down the hill to Darling Harbour.

    Ending Point

    The experience ends at the attraction.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Visit the famous Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and discover an enchanting watery world full of weird and wonderful animals.

    Enjoy sensational attractions such as the world's most impressive Great Barrier Reef exhibit, a tropical Bay of Rays, an interactive Discovery Rockpool, Mangrove Swamps, a shipwreck and an ocean tunnel walk-through.

    Go nose to nose with sharks and encounter giant stingrays, barramundi, magnificent turtles, bizarre jellyfish, delicate sea-horses, rainbow-colored reef fish, duck-billed platypuses, comical penguins and much more.

    Meet the Aquarium’s most popular characters including Pig and Wuru – two rare orphaned dugongs – and “Wrasse-putin” – the Humphead Wrasse. See the estuarine stonefish, the world’s ugliest and most venomous fish, and marvel at huge Japanese spider crabs and the amazing smalltooth sawfish at the SAWS and CLAWS creature feature.

    Choose the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium VIP Tour option and you can also enjoy an enthralling 90-minute behind-scenes tour with an expert guide.


    The magnificent SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is top of the list of Sydney’s visitor attractions. For your Sydney Aquarium experience there are two great ticket options to choose from:
    SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Admission
    SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium VIP Guided Tour

    SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Admission:
    The SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium adventure takes you around Australia's coast from the southern rivers to the northern swamps. You’ll dive beneath oceans and follow the waterways – all without leaving the city or getting wet!

    The Aquarium is located on the eastern side of Darling Harbour to the north of the Pyrmont Bridge. The address is 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000. Present your isango booking voucher at the entrance.

    At the Aquarium, you’ll discover an incredible 13,000 animals from 700 different species, including a record-breaking collection of sharks and rays. Spectacular displays include:

    Great Barrier Reef: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest living system on earth. It can even be seen from outer space!

    Mangrove Swamps: Replicates the muddy, shady mangrove swamps of Australia's tropical north, home to frogs, lizards, crustaceans and many fish including the barramundi.

    Rocky Shores: Discover extraordinary animals like the fascinating flashlight fish, wobbegongs, moon jellyfish and unusual-looking (to say the least!) estuarine stonefish.

    SAWS and CLAWS: Showcases sensational crusty creatures – the amazing smalltooth sawfish, giant Tasmanian crabs and huge Japanese spider crabs!

    Shark Walk and Shark Valley: On Shark Walk you’ll walk over some of the world's biggest sharks including lemon and grey nurse sharks, before journeying deep under the sea and exploring the depths of Shark Valley.

    South Coast Shipwreck: Discover the incredible inhabitants of the deeps and the shallows, including octopus, pineapple fish, weedy sea dragons and little penguins!

    Tropical Bay of Rays: The most colorful combination of Australian rays ever displayed together.

    Touring the exhibits, you'll encounter some of the world's most sensational creatures, including sharks, stingrays, turtles, jellyfish, platypuses, penguins, and sea dragons, plus thousands of multi-hued tropical fish, and much, much more.

    You’ll also meet characters like Wrasse-putin, the amazing gender-bending Humphead Wrasse and be enchanted by Pig and Wuru, the strange but beautiful dugongs – two of only five on display anywhere in the world.

    Sydney Aquarium VIP Guided Tour:
    Go behind-the-scenes when you take this 90-minute VIP Tour of SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. To join the Tour you should go to the Aquarium front desk and present your voucher.

    Led by an expert, this tour will go around the whole Aquarium and include in-depth information about the dugong, crocodile, platypus, shark and seal exhibits, and look in detail at the Southern Oceans Shark Oceanarium and the Great Barrier Reef Oceanarium.

    You’ll get exclusive access to working areas, including the animal holding and breeding tanks, the filtration room, and the food preparation room.

    And at the spectacular Great Barrier Reef exhibit you'll have the chance to see how live coral is grown.

    Your expert guide can answer all your questions about the animals and how they are cared for. A SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium guide book is included with your VIP Guided Tour.

    The experience ends at the Aquarium.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Admission to Sydney Aquarium
    • 90-min SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Guided VIP Tour (if relevant option selected)
    • Guide book with Guided VIP Tour option


    • Transportation
    • Food and drinks
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    For the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Guided VIP Tour the minimum number of participants is one person per tour; the maximum is five people per tour, per guide.

    SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is a large attraction and we recommend that you allow around 90 minutes for your visit. Last admissions occur 1 hour before closing each day.

    There are cafes and gift shops at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, some of which are accessible to non-paying visitors. Toilets are also available in the foyer for visitors or cafe and gift shop customers.

    SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is located on Darling Harbour in the heart of Sydney.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

    SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium has live feeding times daily that are open to all visitors. Watch keepers feed the seals at the Seal Sanctuary, see the penguins enjoying a fishy lunch and view the saltwater crocodile munching its weekly meal.

    Due to the needs of the animals, all live feeding times are subject to change without prior notice.

    Guests will receive Priority Access through the Groups entry, when presenting the approved voucher. Priority Access does not guarantee immediate entry and queuing may be needed in line with the capacity of the attraction.

    Your ticket is valid for one entry, only on the date you have booked

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