Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World is a unique attraction in the eastern suburbs of Auckland. The top-rated animal park gives visitors a first-hand look at scores of different species of marine life using cleverly crafted underwater passages combined with moving sidewalks. The tanks at Kelly Tarlton’s hold a wide variety of aquatic life from the waters surrounding New Zealand – including massive sharks, graceful stingrays, seahorses, piranhas and Moray eels.
A visit to Kelly Tarlton’s will usually take two hours – feeding time is particularly popular with visitors, so expect bigger crowds during those hours. In addition to the plethora of fish and associated aquatic life, Kelly Tarlton’s has a truly unique Antarctic display, including a replica of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s hut. The top attraction in this part of the park is the penguin colony.
Address: 23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 531 5065