What are you looking for?


Take advantage of cheap parking rates with your ticket.

Find out more


Check out our frequently asked questions.

Find out more

View Your Photos

Already visited? View your photos.

Find out more

Our Location


SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

1-5 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour

Sydney 2000

Get Directions Contact Us

Sink Your Teeth Into Our Newletter

I'd like to receive updates from Sydney Aquarium and other Merlin attractions.

Open Times

Regular Opening Hours
Open daily 10am - 6pm (Last entry 5pm)
July School Holiday Opening Hours (6th July - 21st July 2019)
Open daily 9.30am - 6pm (Last entry 5pm)
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

17 Apr 2012 16:48:11

Meet our Unusual Lungfish

 Say hello to Gorbachev, a highly unusual Australian lungfish.


Lungfish are, in themselves, a peculiar animal which retain their prehistoric ability to breathe air. And the Australian lungfish is the most peculiar of all the lungfish - which live only in Africa, South America and Australia - because while its counterparts have two lungs, the Australian lungfish only has one.


If you think that's some strange stuff, then wait until you meet Sydney Aquarium's Gorbachev. Gorbachev is estimated to be at least 20 years old. He came to Sydney Aquarium when it first opened and lived with all the other typically grey lungfish. However, at around five years old, something strange began to happen - Gorbachev started to turn yellow.


This continued over the next ten years until he became the brilliant colour he is now - an unusual occurrence rarely sighted or documented the world over!



See him for yourself!


No need to book a date or time
sydney aquarium ticket



PER ADULT (Child $33)
  • Flexible entry - arrive anytime in the next 12 months
  • Skip the queues with express online ticket entry
  • Free admission under age 3


Book Online - Save over 40%
2 attractions Sydney


Full Price


Per Adult (Child $35)
  • Skip the queues with express mobile ticket entry
  • See it all in 1 day or visit over any 2 days
  • Valid for admission within 30 days