Kelly Tarltons Underwater World

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Beneath Auckland's Tamaki Drive, just 6km from downtown Auckland, lies a world-class experience and one of New Zealand's best tourist attractions. Kelly Tarlton�s Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World, Auckland, New Zealand tourist attraction is filled with a myriad of deep-sea creatures; it never fails to provide an entertaining, educational, and fascinating day out.

Kelly Tarlton's is home to NZ�s only colony of King and Gentoo Penguins. Be part of their Antarctic enclosure and experience how these amazing animals live and play in their natural habitat of snow, ice and very cold water when your clients travel through their enclosure on the Penguin Enclosure "Snowcat" journey.

Stingray Bay is a tantalising glimpse of these magnificent animals with their two-metre wingspan and long barbed tails. They can be viewed through a beautiful, massive acrylic 350,000 litre open-topped tank that will allow you to get up close and personal with these graceful, 'winged' sea creatures.

Ferocious Sharks, piranhas, turtles, crayfish, moray eels, brightly coloured and poisonous fish are all inches away on a specially created moving viewing platform, which travels under an ingenious acrylic tunnel. This makes the Underwater World experience a very real encounter with the most dangerous predators of the deep - Sharks.

Experience Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World for yourself on your next New Zealand holiday.

Please be advised that renovations are currently taking place for approximately 5 months. This work is being done in isolation to ensure minimal disruptions to visitors and is expected to be completed by 31 July 2012.


  • King and Gentoo Penguins
  • Antarctic history
  • Stingray Bay
  • Seahorse Kingdom
  • Moray Eels
  • Sharks
  • NIWA Interactive Room


  • Entry Kelly Tarlton�s Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World
  • Free shuttle pick up from 172 Quay St, Auckland City, on the hour 9am � 4pm, 7 days a week


Hours of Operation: 9.30am - 5.30pm daily (last admission at 4.30pm)

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Children: aged 0-2 years are free of charge. Children aged 3-15 years are at the child rate
Operated By: Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World

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