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Sydney Aquarium

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Published October 22nd 2009
No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to Sydney's Aquarium at Darling Harbour. Known to be one of the largest aquariums in the world, this aquarium houses more than 650 species of aquatic life with over 12,000 marine animals including huge sharks, crocodiles, dugongs, penguins, platypus and a variety of fishes.

The aquarium is open from 9am to 10pm each day (except Christmas and New year day when it closes by 6) and is easily accessible by ferry(alight at Darling Harbour wharf) or by a train to Townhall station which is 10 minutes away from the aquarium.

The aquarium is as much fun for children as it is for adults. The main attraction includes the 3 large oceanariums which replicate natural aquatic environments under which visitors can walk and watch the fishes as they swim above them. This unique encounter enables visitors to examine marine life at close quarters.

The aquarium presents animals according to the regions they are found in, in the waters around and within Australia. The variety will leave anyone spellbound. There is also a re-creation of the Great Barrier Reef coral environment. With the mystical dugongs that eat 70 kgs of lettuce each day, huge sharks (upto 3 metres long) and rays swimming on top of you, fairy penguins enjoying their habitat, or large tortoises there is so much to see in the Sydney Aquarium.

Visitors are invited to participate and watch live feed sessions if they happen to be there at that time. Check out the live feed timings before you visit.

If you do plan to visit the aquarium do check out the ticket bundle offers and annual pass offers to save a little and visit all the attractions like Widflife World and Manly's Oceanworld with 1 ticket.
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Why? A family fun day out
When: Opening hours 9am to 10pm all days; Christmas and New Year open till 6pm
Where: Sydney Aquarium, Darling Harbour
Cost: AUD 31.95 for an adult ticket, but check out the ticket bundle options
It was a great time, would definately recommend watching the shark feeding as it might scare the kids into being well behaved for the whole adventure. The ticket bundles are well worth it as they are valid for many months. Thank you for the excellent review.
By Alexander Lewandowski - senior reviewer
Saturday, 30th of July @ 02:35 am
Thanks Alex. You are right about the annual passes being worth the cost. Kids are sure to enjoy
By Priyanka - senior writer
Sunday, 8th of January @ 06:52 am
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