SeaLife Sydney Aquarium Penguin 1 Year Anniversary Party!

The Let’s go Mum family were recently invited to attend the SeaLife Sydney Penguin’s 1 Year Anniversary Party!

SeaLife Sydney Penguins


We’ve just attended the coolest party in Sydney – literally! The Sydney Sea Life Aquarium Penguin’s have just celebrated their 1st Anniversary.

These super-cute, formally attired little fellows are stars in their own right. They are otherwise known as the Real Penguins Of Sydney – the hilarious penguin reality hit series that everyone is talking about! With over half a million views, it’s safe to say that these cool little characters have a lot to celebrate!

Sydney’s coolest party

Sydney Aquarium penguin party

Helping to celebrate 1 year of the fantastic Gentoo and King Penguin colony at Sydney Aquarium was a real delight.!

There were yummy snacks on offer for both humans and penguins alike, and everyone was thrilled to receive goody-bags containing all sorts of penguin toys and treats. Formal speeches were given by the Aquarium General Manager and the head of Penguin management.

A special screening of the finale of the Real Penguins Of Sydney was shown to the avid audience, resulting in lots of laughs! Then it was on to the most important part of the ceremony – the big penguin celebration cake!

Sydney Aquarium penguin party

This was no ordinary cake. Stacked layers of blue and red jelly decorated with fresh fish was just the thing for a colony of party-loving penguins. Add one of their extra-favourite toys – a motorised bubble-maker – to it and you’ve got a Penguin anniversary cake made in heaven! With the penguin keepers looking on affectionately, the little penguins hesitantly approached the strange object at first. But they soon broke into a full-on waddle once the bubble machine sprang into action. You couldn’t hold them back!

The Sydney penguin anniversary party – watch the video

Play the video below to see what the Sydney WildLife Aquarium penguin party was like, plus a quick look at a trip in the Penguin Experience boat ride…

Sydney Aquarium is the perfect school holidays activity

Located in the beautiful Darling Harbour in the centre of Sydney, Sea Life Aquarium is one of Sydney’s top family attractions. It offers several themed areas housing a huge range of Australian sea and water creatures. These include a large number of fish species, sharks, rays, dugongs and many more. A year ago the Penguin Expedition feature was added to their already amazing line-up, and it is now one of their most stand-out attractions.

The Penguin Expedition boat ride is included in the general admission ticket, making the Sydney Aquarium entrance fee even better value than ever. Climb aboard the penguin boat-ride to travel to “Macquarie Island”. Gently float along through the resident Gentoo and King Penguin colony. At the end of the boat ride, you can view the penguins at close-quarters thanks to specialised viewing areas. It’s all great fun, and at a chilly 4 degrees inside the Penguin Expedition, literally the coolest ride in town!

Sydney Aquarium Penguin Expedition boat ride

The Sydney Aquarium Penguin Expedition boat ride

Sydney Aquarium opening hours & discount ticket prices

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

The aquarium is open every day from 10am to 7pm (seasonal hours) over the summer school holidays.

Admission prices start from $42 adult and $29.50 child online. Children under 4 are given free admission. 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!

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 (5-10 minutes walk).
Drive and park in one of the many surrounding car parks – many of which are Sydney Aquarium partners.

Validate your parking ticket

If you are driving to the Aquarium, you can park within two minutes 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.

Further Aquarium information

You can book tickets online and find out more information  at the official website here.


The Let's go Mum family were recently invited to attend the SeaLife Sydney, Australia Penguin's 1 Year Anniversary Party!

All prices are correct at January 2018. 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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