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Visit SEA LIFE Sydney | Aquarium Timings, Location & More

Are you looking for a fun place to visit with kids in Sydney? Look no further than the SEA LIFE Aquarium in Sydney!

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is one of the world's largest aquariums that feature hundreds of marine species, exhibits, and so much more. Walk through the majestic ocean tunnel, and different themed zones to get close to the underwater world. Keep scrolling down to learn more about the SEA LIFE Aquarium Sydney and plan a hassle-free visit!

SEA LIFE Sydney Opening Hours

General Opening Hours In 2023

  • Apr 7-25, Jul 1-16, Sep 23 - Oct 8, Dec 20-31: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Apr 26 - Jun 30, Jul 17 - Sep 22, Oct 9 - Dec 19: 10 AM to 5:00 PM

Special Opening Hours in 2023

  • December 25 and 31: 9:30 AM to 3 PM  
  • December 26 to December 30: 9:30 AM to 6 PM

Last Entry - One Hour Before The Closing Time

  • General: 4 PM
  • Special: Dec 25 and 31: 2 PM; Dec 26-30: 5 PM

Best Time to Visit SEA LIFE Sydney


Being one of the famous places to visit in Sydney, the SEA LIFE Aquarium Sydney remains crowded during weekends. Plan a visit to SEA LIFE Aquarium during weekdays to avoid the rush. Another tip is to visit the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium in the morning hours when there is less crowd to explore the underwater world peacefully. In order to explore the SEA LIFE Aquarium, plan a visit of at least 4-5 hours to get the best out of it. 

The best time to visit SEA LIFE Aquarium Sydney is December to February while June to August is the low season.

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Location

Address: 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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SEA LIFE Aquarium is set in the heart of Sydney at Darling Harbour. The aquarium is set near Sydney Harbour and Dugong Island. 

Closest Landmark: Sydney Harbour Bridge (3 km), Darling Harbour (800 meters)

Getting to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium


By Train

Duration: 15 minutes 

  • Board a train to King Street from Wynyard or Market Street from Town Hall. 
  • Hop off at the King Street station and take a walk to Darling Harbour which is just 2 minutes away.

By Bus

  • Take a bus from anywhere and hop off near Market Street or King Street. 
  • After reaching Market Street or King Street, take a short walk towards Darling Harbour. The SEA LIFE Aquarium is just a 2-minute walk away. 
  • If you are travelling through Big Bus Sydney, then take a drop at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium stop on Wheat Road.

By Car

  • If you want to reach SEA LIFE aquarium by car, then use Sat Nav and head straight towards 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000.
  • You can also take a taxi from anywhere to King Street Wharf or the rear of Cockle Bay Wharf.
  • There are several parking spaces near the SEA LIFE aquarium that can be used for parking.

By Ferry

Duration: 10 minutes

  • If you want to admire the sea views, then a ferry is the ideal option. Take a public ferry to Darling Harbour from Circular Quay Wharf 5. 
  • The ferry services are available about every half an hour.

Parking facilities

The nearest parking facilities to SEA LIFE aquarium are:

Pro tip: 

There are several parking facilities near the aquarium and you can use them by showing your ticket in the shop.

Know Before You Go to SEA LIFE Sydney

Rules & Regulations
  • Toilets: The toilets can be found at the entrance to the aquarium, near the exit of the gift shop, and also near the Gentoo and King Penguins. 
  • Seating: Free Bench seating is available throughout the aquarium. 
  • Change Room: A changing room is available for visitors for free. 
  • Restaurant: Get free access to the restaurant, lounge, and bar. 
  • Gift Shop: There is a gift shop available for visitors. 
  • Helpdesk: Various contact methods for addressing assistance and complaints are available throughout the aquarium.
  • SEA LIFE Aquarium is partly accessible by wheelchair. Do note that some exhibits are not wheelchair accessible. 
  • Get free entry for carers or essential companions with disabilities. 
  • Free wheelchairs are available at SEA LIFE Aquarium on a first come first serve basis.
  • Guide Dogs and Assistance Animals are permitted inside the SEA LIFE Aquarium with appropriate documentation. 
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. 
  • Children under the age of 2 years are free to enter the SEA LIFE Aquarium.
  • Turtle Beach: Enjoy dining under frozen waves on Turtle Beach while enjoying the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef as the sun sets down. 
  • Heart of the Reef: Admire the hundreds of fish, sharks, turtles, and marine animals while dining in a 360-glass tunnel. 
  • Glowing World of Jellies: Enter a world of illuminated jellies and dine among beautiful, multi-coloured displays. 
  • Rainbow Reef: Dine under the daylight on the reef in front of three large windows while admiring the various sea creatures.

If you are planning to stay longer in the heart of Sydney then look no further than Darling Harbour. 

  • QT Sydney: Located a 2 minutes walk from SEA LIFE Aquarium, QT Sydney offers a restaurant, bar, cafe, and spa. (0.5 km)
  • Darling Harbour Getaway: Stay amidst the stunning views of Cockle Bay with an indoor pool, vibrant bars, and restaurants. (300 m away)
  • SKYE Suites Sydney: Stay with luxury and mesmerising views in the heart of Sydney at SKYE Suites. (0.3 km)
  • Sydney Opera House: The world known Sydney Opera House is known as the most iconic building and architectural wonder. The Opera House is filled with stories where the past shapes the future. 
  • Darling Harbour: The Darling Harbour is filled with unique Australian animals, waterfront dining, and exciting nightlife. 
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge:The Harbour Bridge in Sydney is the largest steel arch bridge in the world. Take a walk to the bridge to admire the incredible views of the city.

Visitor Tips 

  • Early mornings are the best time to visit SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. 
  • Outside food items are not allowed inside the SEA LIFE Aquarium. 
  • It is advised to carry a water bottle while visiting the aquarium. 
  • Visitors are advised to wear comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking involved at the aquarium. 
  • Children under the age of 2 are free to enter the SEA LIFE Aquarium. 
  • There are multiple dining options available inside SEA LIFE Aquarium for the visitors. 
  • Visitors are allowed to take pictures. However, commercial photography is not allowed. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Visiting SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Where is the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium?

The SEA LIFE Aquarium is located at 1-5 Wheat Road in Sydney, Australia. Find on Maps

Can I visit SEA LIFE Aquarium Sydney for free?

Children under the age of 2 years are allowed free entry into the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. However, everyone aged 2 and above will need to purchase a ticket to enter the aquarium.

How much does it cost to visit SEA LIFE Aquarium Sydney?

The entry tickets to SEA LIFE Aquarium will cost about AU$ 40. Any additional inclusions will probably be subject to additional costs.

What is the best time to visit SEA LIFE Aquarium Sydney?

The best time to visit SEA LIFE Aquarium in Sydney is during the morning hours and on weekdays. Due to its popularity, the weekends get crowded at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

What are the SEA LIFE Sydney opening hours?

The general opening hours for SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium are either from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM or 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Do check the timings before your visit.

Can I visit the SEA LIFE Aquarium Sydney in a group?

Yes. You can visit SEA LIFE Aquarium Sydney in a group. You may still have to purchase individual tickets for everyone.

Can I visit the SEA LIFE Aquarium Sydney with kids?

With an array of activities and exhibits available for kids at the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, it is a great place to visit with children.

Is the SEA LIFE Aquarium Sydney wheelchair friendly?

Yes. The SEA LIFE Aquarium in Sydney is partly wheelchair friendly. Some exhibits, however, are not wheelchair accessible.

Can I buy food and drinks at the SEA LIFE Aquarium Sydney?

Yes. There are various restaurants and bars available for visitors where you can buy food and drinks at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

How long does it take to visit the SEA LIFE Aquarium Sydney?

It will take around 4-5 hours to visit SEA LIFE Aquarium in Sydney.

Is it worth visiting the SEA LIFE Aquarium Sydney?

Featuring over 13,000 animals and more than 700 different species of marine life, SEA LIFE Sydney is most definitely worth a visit to explore Australia’s sea life. Spot sharks, dugongs, penguins, platypuses, seahorses, and so much more with SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets.