Sydney Aquarium Review – Things to do in Sydney with kids!

Sydney Aquarium is open again with new COVID-19 measures to help keep your family safe

Sydney Aquarium

Sydney Aquarium is open & taking COVID-19 safety measures

Located in the beautiful Darling Harbour precinct of Sydney close to the historic Rocks area and the Sydney CBD, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is one of Sydney’s top family attractions.

Although Sydney is still experiencing COVID-19 restrictions, the Sydney Aquarium is currently open and taking extra measures to help keep their patrons safe.

Kids love the Sydney Aquarium touch pool

Aquarium visitor numbers will be limited, and ticket holders will be required to book online in advance. Visitors will have their temperatures taken upon entrance. Those aged 12 and over are strongly advised to wear face coverings to help limit the risk of Coronavirus transmission.

Sydney Aquarium dugong
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What is there to see inside the Sydney Aquarium?

The Aquarium offers several themed areas housing educational stations and a huge range of Australian sea and water creatures. These include a large number of fish species, sharks, rays, penguins, a dugong and many more.

Sydney Aquarium Penguin boat ride

Sydney Aquarium Penguin boat ride

The Penguin Expedition boat ride is temporarily closed, however there are still over 13,000 beautiful creatures to visit at the aquarium, including Plugga a rescue Green Sea Turtle who arrived last month.

Upon entry, visitors follow a winding series of fascinating passage ways passing through a wide range of different aquatic exhibitions and tanks, including an interactive Great Barrier Reef display

Sydney Aquarium glass tunnels

A popular feature of the Sydney aquarium are the huge glass walk through tunnels where visitors can experience huge sharks, stingrays and even a dugong swimming above their heads!

At the end of the aquarium is an excellent gift shop and a large cafe offering many family-friendly lunch and snack choices.

Sydney Aquarium jelly fish

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium opening hours & discount ticket prices

Visit the Sydney Aquarium for yourself – it’s the perfect Sydney school holidays and weekend activity!

The aquarium is currently open Thursday-Monday from 10am to 4pm (Last entry is 3pm).

Admission prices are $38.40 per adult and $28.00 per child. Kids under 4 are free. Booking online in advance is essential.

Discount tickets are also available online to enter multiple attractions. These can include the Sydney Wildlife Zoo and Madame Tussauds – both are located right next-door, making for a great day out!

Sydney Aquarium

How to get to the Sydney SeaLife Aquarium

The Aquarium is located on the Sydney City side of Darling Harbour.
Catch a tourist bus to the Aquarium, a Ferry to Darling Harbour, a train to Town Hall Station or simply walk straight down from the city centre (around a 10-minute walk).
Drive and park in one of the surrounding car parks – many of which are Sydney Aquarium partners.

Validate your parking ticket

If you are driving to the Aquarium, you can park at a parking station within a five minute walk. Validate your parking by presenting your admission ticket together with your parking ticket at the Aquarium gift shop. This will give you a significant reduction on the price of several surrounding Darling Harbour partner car parks. Car park locations are listed on the Aquarium website.

Sydney Aquarium

Further Aquarium information

During the COVID-19 pandemic opening hours and conditions of attractions can change quickly, so it is always advisable to double-check before you go.

You can find out more Sydney Aquarium information at the official website here.

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Located in the beautiful Darling Harbour precinct, close to the historic Rocks area and Sydney CBD, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is one of Sydney's top family attractions.

Located in the beautiful Darling Harbour precinct of Sydney close to the historic Rocks area and the Sydney CBD, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is one of Sydney's top family attractions.All prices are correct at August 2020. Check supplied website links for any price and availability changes.
Let’s go Mum were hosted guests of Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. All opinions remain firmly our own.


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