Address: SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

1-5 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour

Sydney 2000

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Explore Our Zones

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium takes you on an underwater journey through Australia's unique freshwater & marine environments.

Along the way you'll encounter some of the world's most incredible animals, including the beautiful dugongs, huge sharks, massive sawfish, mysterious stingrays, jellyfish, penguins, seahorses, thousands of tropical fish and much, much more.

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Discover the Great Barrier Reef

Day and Night on the Reef

Experience the iconic wonders of the Great Barrier Reef at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s brand new exhibit. Set entirely on the reef as it transitions through night and day, life on the reef is recreated for guests to encounter & experience, across 24 hours of the day. This new exhibit uses state of the art technology to deliver a totally unique, interactive experience & is the largest Great Barrier Reef exhibit in the world!

Sydney's most colourful new experience...

  • Journey through jellyfish swarms and walk across bioluminescent beaches.
  • Witness the phenomenon of coral spawning while trying to evade night time predators in the glowing coral caves.
  • Travel through the heart of a busy and brightly coloured day time reef to meet our marine turtles.
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World's First

Penguin Expedition

An immersive experience allowing you to get up close and personal to a spectacular colony of King and Gentoo penguins during a sensory and educational sub-Antarctic boat journey!


Penguin Expedition



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Meet the coolest colony in town...

  • Get up close to our King and Gentoo Penguins
  • Experience magical flurries of snow, whistling winds and the stunning southern lights

Walk among predators in

Shark Valley

Face your fears on the Shark Walk and walk over some of the world's biggest aquarium sharks, including Grey Nurse Sharks, before journeying deep under the sea and exploring the depths of Shark Valley. When journeying through the parallel underwater tunnels you'll also come across our huge Queensland Groper - a fish even our sharks are scared of!

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Some of the animals you'll see here...

  • Grey Nurse Shark
  • Queensland Groper

Meet Pig

Dugong Island

Home to our dugong, a beautiful animal which legend has it were mistaken for mermaids by early European sailors arriving in Australia's waters. Pig can be seen from above and in the viewing tunnels below. Dugong Island also hosts a range of other amazing animals, including White Spotted Eagle Rays, various shark species and dozens of species of fish.

Dugong Talk Times

Hear our aquarists tell the story of our dugongs.

  • 10:00am
  • 1:00pm
  • 4:00pm

Roll up your sleeves at

Discovery Rockpool

Not all the animals are behind glass at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium! Come and meet one of our experts and make an amazing discovery at our rockpool. You'll be able to see and touch sea stars, shark eggs, shells and more! And yes, mum, hand wipes are provided :)

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Some of the items and animals you can touch...

  • Shark Eggs
  • Sea Stars
  • Coral

Discover Little Penguins at

South Coast Shipwreck

Set amongst this beached shipwreck environment you can discover a vast array of animals native to the Southern Oceans. This zone is home to our incredibly popular colony of Little Penguins, who can be seen darting through the water and waddling across the beach while going about their very important little penguin business.

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Some of the animals you'll see here...

  • Little Penguins
  • Port Jackson Sharks
  • Moon Jellies

On our own doorstep

Sydney Harbour

Here, among the stilted piers and platform decks you'll discover animals that are native to one of the most iconic harbours in the world. With over 600 species of fish inhabiting its depths, Sydney Harbour is a vital link in the ecology of the coastline and our themed zone provides a snapshot of what lies beneath - it's as beautiful as above the surface!

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Some of the animals you'll see here...

  • Silver Sweep
  • Mado
  • Cuttlefish

Step back in time at

Jurassic Seas

Jurassic Seas takes you into the depths of the ocean to see where life began and meet weird and wonderful living fossils. Learn about evolution and discover the mysterious nautilus, Port Jackson sharks, jellyfish and lungfish.

At a Glance

Some of the animals you'll see here...

  • Nautilus
  • Lungfish
  • Peacock Mantis Shrimp