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1-5 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour

Sydney 2000

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After Hours

Private Dining Experience

Dine Under The Sea


What better way to celebrate with the one you love than a private dinner at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

Dine in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef Theatre in with it's a huge floor-to-ceiling window into the reef, or take a seat in the Great Barrier Reef Tunnel. This amazing Oceanarium will  mesmerise you as hundreds of fish, sharks and sawfish cruise the reef before your eyes.

Enjoy dinner in our Sydney Harbour Zone, set among the stilted piers and rocky shores you’ll discover animals that are native to one of the most iconic harbours in the world, our themed zone provides a snapshot of what lies beneath – it is as beautiful as above the surface!

Choose to have your dinner set up within the depths of Shark Valley, an ocean-tunnel, home to our jaw-some Grey Nurse Sharks.

Or why not book for the tunnels of Dugong Island, home to our Dugong couple Pig & Wuru. Legend has it Dugongs were mistaken for beautiful mermaids by early European sailors arriving in Australia's waters.

  • Dugong Island

  • Great Barrier Reef Tunnel

  • Great Barrier Reef Theatre

  • Shark Valley

  • Sydney Harbour

Your dinner will be a truly memorable after hours experience you will never forget!


$550.00 per couple ($275 per person)


  • 45 Minute after hours self-guided aquarium tour
  • Main meal per guest
  • Shared dessert platter
  • 2hr standard beverage package (Sparkling, white & red wine, house beers, soft drinks)
  • Exclusive dining experience

Times & Locations

February 15th  – 25th

  • Great Barrier Reef Tunnel – 7.00pm
  • Great Barrier Reef Theatre – 7.15pm
  • Sydney Harbour – 7.45pm

February 26th  onwards

  • Great Barrier Reef Tunnel – 5.45pm
  • Great Barrier Reef Theatre – 6.00pm
  • Shark Valley – 6.15pm
  • Dugong Island – 6.30pm
  • Sydney Harbour – 7.00pm


Q: What dates are available?

A: Available dates will only be listed up to 14 days in advance and will be updated every Wednesday at 11am. 

Q: Is this experience completely private & exclusive

A: Your chosen dining area will be reserved exclusively for a private dining experience. Self guided tours start after last public guest entry, to ensure you are receiving an exclusive after hours, intimate experience.

Q: What happens if I have to cancel my booking?

A: Cancellation with a full refund will be permitted up to 5 working days prior to your experience date, if cancellation for a booking occurs less than 5 working days prior to the experience date the full payment will be retained.

Q: What happens if I am running late?

A: In the circumstances guests are running late we are unable to extend the experience beyond the booked finish time.

Q: Do you cater to dietary requirements?

A: We have a varied menu and aim to cater to all dietary requests, please include any requirements prior to confirmation of your booking. Unfortunately any requests made on the night may not be able to be accommodated.

Q: Can we order multiple mains each or can additional food items be added?

A: Our packages include 1 x main meal per person and 1 x shared dessert platter. If you want to add a shared entrée, the cost would be $50.00. All payments for additional meals will need to be done prior your experience and cannot be done on the night.

Q: Can we bring our baby / child on the night?

A: Yes, any child under the age of 3 is free of charge, however will not have a table setting. Any child over the age of 3 that will be eating dinner and be part of the dining experience is charged at an additional $150.00 per child.

Q: Can we book for more than 2 guests?

A: Additional guests may be added at an additional cost, this must be communicated prior to confirming your booking, and cannot be added on the night. 

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Valentine's Day

  • A truly unique after hours experience
  • A romantic night of underwater enchantment
  • Great food, delicious drinks, romantic music