Everyone in the family loved our trip to kelly tarltons, my baby really enjoyed watching the fish, my 4 year old loved riding the conveyor belt through the aquierium and my husband and I really enjoyed the sting ray feeding. We were lucky enough to go when it wasn't school holidays which ment it wasn't too busy
We brought our grandson here. The car park is crazy busy and impossible to get parking in the weekend, school holidays or after 10am! The aquarium is well set out with lots to see and do, but yiu can do it quickly, unless you stop and spend time in each part. The shark tunnel is a big favourite.
A good place to take the kids. Memorable with a shark shuttle bus, touch and feel ponds, and a travelator where you can stand and go through a tunnel with sea life swimming all around. Probably not as huge as big aquariums in other countries but there are penguins as well. Pretty well done.
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