This is a lovely place to visit but very expensive for what you actually go in and see. It doesn't take too long to walk round so don't expect it to be day out as you would struggle to walk round it all day! Kids loved it but adults were not too impressed as it is very outdated and not alot to see for the money you pay.
It's a good experience for the kids. My boys loved it especially the Penguins. My younger one loves fish so he was absolutely taken by them all. Prices are ok. Near mission bay so we had lunch after Kelly tarltons at the beach.
My two year old son loved this place he was really taken with the penguins - I expected him to love the sharks (I did) but he was more entertained by the moving floor that took us around. Oh well, it kept him quiet whilst I looked. It is a little pricey but they do regular family deals on GrabOne if you are short on cash. The gift shop at the end is a little pricey, you might want to smuggle your kids through that one quite rapidly. All in all though a really good place to take the children.
This is a must see for the family when visited Auckland. The prices are pretty good when compared to a trip to the movies, and it is a great experience for a couple of hours. i have been there 4 times over the years and they add new exhibits every couple of years. I have even slept under the Shark Tank with my sons School class one year, great experience but not much sleep!
Been their twice and the experience was surprisingly great and refreshing. This is one of the places I'm taking my overseas visitors and families. Its very informative and help to realise how life can be in Cold places. Highly recommend.
23 Tamaki Dr Orakei Orakei Auckland