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Step into Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium and experience magical mystery underwater worlds while meeting some of the incredible animals that call these environments home.
Opened in 1985, the original Underwater World was the vision of
Kelly Tarlton - an extraordinary Kiwi adventurer, diver, explorer
and inventor, who wanted to share his love of the ocean with
The attraction is made up of different zones, such as the Antarctic
Ice Encounter, which is home to New Zealand's largest
sub-Antarctic penguin colony, offering a rare opportunity to see
the magnificent birds up close in their icy domain. Get up close to
the 80-strong colony of King and Gentoo penguins to watch their
playful antics on the snow and their elegant flight underwater.
A walk-through replica of Captain Robert Falcon Scott's
Antarctic hut (established back in 1911), complete with authentic
memorabilia offers a glimpse at what it was like to live 100 years
ago in the coldest place on Earth.
It's a one-of-a-kind Antarctic Adventure you won't forget.
Bay offers an awe-inspiring look at the giant stingrays, before
delving deep into the Underwater World to see the rich
variety of species from New Zealand's coastal waters. Come face to
face with sharks, turtles, giant rays and other incredible deep sea
creatures on the moving walkway.
New Zealand's rocky shore and tropical species await you in Fish Gallery.
See everything from crayfish to seahorses, octopus to piranha and
moray eels. Then journey into the Seahorse Kingdom with seahorses from
around the world.
The adventurous visitor can choose to take part in an Animal
Adventures - snorkeling with the sharks with Shark Cage, or
diving cage-free with Shark Dive Xtreme.
It's all waiting for you at Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium.
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