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Manly Sea Life Sanctuary

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West Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 8251 7873
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“sydney aquarium” (54 reviews)
“shark eggs” (14 reviews)
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West Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kids enjoyed the touch pool and looking at all the fish. They were also impressed with the mermaid statue and the cute little penguins. Nice little sea life sanctuary but was pretty ordinary. Wouldn't return, once was enough.

Thank _izzy_tschannel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to Manly Sea Life Sanctuary recently with my family and it was good. There was lots of fish and it was pretty and interactive.

Thank Amber M
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Visited last month with my wife and toddler. The main tank has some beautiful sting rays, sharks and turtles to see. Their is also a number of other interesting tanks and the chance to dive with sharks! A little kids play area helps keep the...More

Thank Troy N
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Visited last month with my wife and toddler. The main tank has some beautiful sting rays, sharks and turtles to see. Their is also a number of other interesting tanks and the chance to dive with sharks! A little kids play area helps keep the...More

Thank Troy N
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Went for the first time this month and not worth the treck from the city, run down, old and smelly! Worst aquarium I have been to in Australia and not a surprise it is closing down in January. Staff are all very very nice!More

Thank gemmakian
ashley h, Manager at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you for visiting recently and also taking the time to provide a review. I'm sorry to hear the visit didn't live up to your expectations. We are a smaller aquarium and nearly 55 years old so we make sure we offer lots of talks...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

On a day trip to Manly, we spent a good couple of hours at this fantastic sanctuary. From boxfish to sharks it was an excellent experience, helped enormously by the staff who are so knowledgable and passionate about all of the sea life they help....More

Thank esra49
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Small but pretty cool marine sanctuary. The emphasis is on preservation and conservation. Really cool to see the sting rays swim above you. They are closing in Jan 2018, so go here before they close!

Thank rzsandoval
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

If you have a passion for marine life Manly Sea Life sanctuary is the place to be! Plenty of wildlife to see and amazingly knowledgable staff who will help make the best of your experience as well as teaching you about the animals conservation and...More

Thank Trinity L
Reviewed 7 October 2017

A nice place to visit on a rainy day. Some interesting creatures to see. However, it is quite small and with a 14 month old, one hour was enough for us. Which made it quite expensive for an hour.

Thank Gemma M
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Nice introduction to Sea Life for young kids. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Touch tank for all ages. Indoor play gym for children. Lots of stairs though.

Thank kmurr38
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Manly
A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take
you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches
here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the
day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is
a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the
Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are
plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent
cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants
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Disha P
2 December 2017|
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Response from Amber C | Reviewed this property |
If you are going to the Sydney aquarium then I would not bother going to manly aquarium as it is much smaller and not much to see compared to Sydney aquarium. If you do decide to do both then it takes just over an hour to... More
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Kerrie M
25 November 2017|
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Response from Chris F | Property representative |
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary will be closing on 28 January 2017.
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