Sydney Aquarium

Sydney Aquarium is Amazing

Sydney’s number one tourist attraction, Sydney Aquarium, is considered to be the best aquarium in Australia and it’s one of the largest in the world.

Located in Darling Harbour, next to the CBD, Sydney Aquarium specialises in Australian aquatic animals. There are hundreds of species of freshwater and sea creatures from all over the country.

Sydney Aquarium is open every day of the year, from 9am to 8pm daily.

Highlights of Sydney Aquarium

The fauna and flora at Sydney Aquarium has to be seen to be believed.

Here, right in the middle of the city, just metres from towering office blocks, you can get up close to dugongs, penguins, platypuses, a myriad of tropical fish, and a huge Great Barrier Reef oceanarium with a live coral cave.

There are also massive stingrays swanning around in their own special environment called Bay of Rays. One of the world’s biggest collections of sharks is just around the corner.

It’s just as well there are amazing immersive viewing opportunities – including underwater glass tunnels through key exhibits such as The Shark Walk. The feeling of being in the water with the animals is so real that you might find yourself ducking and squealing when a deadly Grey Nurse shark slowly glides over your head.

Visiting Sydney Aquarium

Recently refurbished, Sydney Aquarium is renowned for the beauty and authenticity of its spectacular displays, which are as close as possible to the 13,000 inhabitants’ natural habitats.

Fourteen Australian-themed zones take visitors on a journey through Australia’s waterways and ecosystems – from freshwater rivers to the tropical seas, deep into the ocean and rock pools, down creeks, up Mangrove swamps and into billabongs.

At the Discovery Rockpools you can actually touch some of the animals. Kids love this. Please check their pockets before you leave.

Throughout the day, Sydney Aquarium hosts informative talks with chances to see creatures being fed by their keepers. Keep an eye out for big clocks letting you know when the next talk starts.

Keep in mind that it can get very busy at Sydney Aquarium, with long queues during the school holidays, on public holidays and over Christmas. You can get good deals on tickets if you book online, including combo deals for entry to Wild Life Sydney Zoo next door to Sydney Aquarium.