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  •  Activities
  •  Melbourne
  •  SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Entry Ticket plus Penguin Passport

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Entry Ticket plus Penguin Passport

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

  • Melbourne
  • English
  • Flexible. Up to 7 hours including 45 minutes Penguin Passport Experience
  • Free Cancellation prior to 7 days of travel date
  • 24 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. A 45 minute unique experience
  • 2. Go behind the scenes and learn how the zoo experts take care of their King and Gentoo Penguins
  • 3. Suit up in the snow gear and go on the ice with the colony in their habitat
  • 4. All day admission to explore SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium included

1 Key Facts


  • 1. A 45 minute unique experience
  • 2. Go behind the scenes and learn how the zoo experts take care of their King and Gentoo Penguins
  • 3. Suit up in the snow gear and go on the ice with the colony in their habitat
  • 4. All day admission to explore SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium included

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Melbourne
Address King St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
How to get there SEA LIFE Melbourne is located on the corner of Flinders Street and King Street, Melbourne. It is situated on the Yarra River, opposite Crown Entertainment Complex.

● By Car
While there is no public car parking at SEA LIFE Melbourne, there are several public car parking facilities available only a short walk away. Please check the Aquarium official website for detailed parking information before travelling.

● By Public Transport
- Train: SEA LIFE Melbourne is a five minute walk from either Flinders or Southern Cross train stations.
- Tram: The SEA LIFE Melbourne tram stop is located on Flinders Street, directly out the front of the attraction. It services routes 70 and 75, and the FREE City Circle Tram.
Operating hours
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium (Monday - Friday) 10:00 - 17:00 Last Entry 16:00
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium (Weekends, School Holidays and Public Holidays) 09:30 - 17:00 Last Entry 16:00
Penguin Passport (Daily) 14:00 Session Duration: 45 minutes
Check-in requirements Please ensure you arrive at the Aquarium 30 minutes before your Penguin Passport start time to allow enough time to check in. Passengers that fail to arrive before this time may be classified as no-show.
What to bring/wear ⚠ You MUST wear/bring socks on the day of your experience. Failure to do this may result in the tour being cancelled.
Other info 【Important Post-Covid Service Information】
- Please be ready to make on-site payments using a 'contactless' bank card, rather than cash.
- Service provider politely requests that you refrain from visiting attractions should you start displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19.
- Service provider is required to record contact details for all guests to ensure contact tracing may be conducted if necessary.

• SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
- Service provider has suspended some experiences to ensure that social distancing is suitably maintained. This includes the Glass Bottom Boat, however, the Shark Dive Xtreme and Penguin Passport experiences will continue to operate.

● You must not come into contact with birds 24 hours prior to your Penguin Passport experience

● If you experience Flu/Cold/Gastro/Respiration infection within 48 hours of your experience, you will need to call The Aquarium to reschedule

● No jewellery, watches, mobile phones or cameras can be taken on tour

● If you have trouble navigating stairs, please let us know in advance BEFORE making your booking online

● You MUST wear/bring socks on the day of your experience. Failure to do this may result in the tour being cancelled.

● You must be 14 years or older for our penguin experience. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

● Please check with The Aquarium for up to date opening hours when closer to travel date to plan your visit

2 Overview

SEA LIFE Melbourne takes you on an interactive ocean adventure filled with amazing discovery and magical marine stories. Explore the creatures and features of the ocean like never before with the thousands of colourful aquatic animals that call SEA LIFE home. Become a Rockpool Explorer as you embark on a marine adventure from the depths of the ocean dominated by sharks and massive stingrays, to the icy cool waters of Antarctica, home to the majestic King and cheeky Gentoo penguins. Journey back in time and meet the pre-historic giants of the ocean at the latest, must-see Ancient Oceans exhibit. Visitors will discover more about the magnificent ancient creatures and get close to some remarkable animals that have lived for millions of years. With interactive animal displays, magical marine stories, and expert keeper presentations, SEA LIFE Melbourne is sure to inspire love for the oceans.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Entry Ticket plus Penguin Passport


Penguin Passport

Penguin Passport is your ticket to a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with SEA LIFE Melbourne's colony of sub-Antarctic penguins. Suit up into the Antarctic snow gear and get set for your 45 minute penguin encounter tour!

The Penguin Passport experience takes you onto the ice where you have the exclusive opportunity to get up close to the colony of majestic King and cheeky Gentoo penguins. You will also have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see the penguin food preparation and veterinary areas, as well as how the state-of-the-art exhibit maintains its sub-zero temperatures.

Penguin Passport runs daily at 2pm with a maximum of 4 people per group. Spots fill quickly; book early to avoid missing out on this incredible experience!


  • Ice Age 4D Cinema
  • Join Scrat, Ice Age's resident nut-crazed sabre-toothed squirrel, as he time travels in his zaniest adventure to date, Ice Age: No Time For Nuts 4-D. Scrat battles a wonky time-machine that has zapped his beloved nut, and with buddies Manny, Diego and especially Sid along for the ride the laughs are right on time in this custom 4-D special effects extravaganza!
  • Penguin Playground
  • Explore a world unlike any other in Penguin Playground and marvel as the majestic King and cheeky Gentoo penguins slip and slide across the snow-covered ice. Chill out with the penguins as they get up to mischief and splash about in the penguin pool.
  • Crocodile Lair
  • From two spectacular viewing levels, come face-to-face with Pinjarra – one of Australia's largest saltwater crocodiles. A full, 360 degree, jaw-dropping viewing experience.
  • Mermaid Garden
  • Venture into the awe-inspiring depths of Australia's oceans as you walk beneath our 2.2 million litre Oceanarium. Take a moment to soak up the breathtaking panoramic view as huge stingrays, massive sharks and hundreds of multi-coloured marine creatures swim by. An enchanting underwater paradise awaits at Mermaid Garden!
  • Bay of Rays
  • Journey beneath the surface of Melbourne's iconic Port Phillip Bay, where you will encounter some of the graceful marine creatures that ordinarily reside well out of eye-sight. Gaze at the graceful Fiddler rays and other residents including the iconic Port Jackson shark The crawl-through heads up display provides the perfect opportunity for kids to peek into the fascinating underwater world of Port Phillip Bay!
  • Discovery Rockpools
  • Get your hands wet and discover the world that lies below the waves at the interactive Discovery Rockpools, where you can touch beautiful Sea stars and shark eggs! Explore the Mangrove Nursery, where the mangroves provide the perfect playground for juvenile fish.
  • Coral Atoll
  • This colourful underwater wonderland is home to a variety of exotic animals, including moray eels, and hundreds of multi-coloured fish. See if you can spot Dory, the famous Southern Blue Tang. Coral Atoll is just one of many habitats to discover at SEA LIFE Melbourne, where you can lose yourself in a colourful underwater world.
  • Interactive Wonder Wall
  • The Interactive Wonder Wall is an all-new immersive, digital installation inspired by underwater movement. Wave and say hello to the Clownfish and Seahorses and watch them as they scatter!
  • Shipwreck Explorer
  • Journey deep below and encounter some of the aquarium's largest marine creatures. Relax on the steps of the Ocean Theatre; your window into the underwater world and watch a presentation about the amazing marine creatures floating by.
  • Seahorse Pier
  • Housing our stunning seahorse and sea dragon species, experience a rainbow of stunning colours and weird and wonderful creatures in Seahorse Pier. This exhibit is also home to SEA LIFE Melbournes internationally-recognised Weedy Seadragon breeding program.
  • Rainforest Adventure
  • Prepare to be transported from the depths of the ocean to the lush and humid temperatures of the tropical north where you can wonder at some of the unique Australian animals, including Lungfish, turtles, snakes, lizards and frogs.


Our Animals
  • Sharks
  • King and Gentoo Penguins
  • Pinjarra The Mega Croc
  • Rainforest Creatures
  • Rays and Sawfish
  • Seahorse and Cuttlefish
  • Sea Stars
  • Ocean Fish
  • Tropical Reef Fish

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
● If no show, no refund.

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