Good place to visit for both young and old. A variety of creatures - penguins, starfish, eels, fish, sharks etc - which means there's likely a favourite for everyone. Another plus is the fact that it's all indoors - so if you're taking kids out and other places like the zoo etc are rain affected - Kelly's is a good option. It's not cheap but not massively expensive. They are usually listed in the Entertainment book so that's another option to cut down on cost. Would advise going early, especially during school holidays - to make sure you get a park. Recommended.
Love Kelly Tarlton's. Really enjoyed the talks by the staff about the fish and the sting ray's, very informative. Loved being able to pick up and interact with the starfish in the rock pool area. Underwater tunnel is super cool, filed with sharks, fish and a really photogenic turtle. Highly recommend visiting this place if you have children, love sea-life, or even if you are a tourist. Every one should go at least once.
23 Tamaki Dve Orakei Auckland 1071