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Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World

23 Tamaki Drive, Auckland, AUK 1071 New Zealand
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  • Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World
    Ann Isabelle (@aifnyc)
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    3 Jan 13, 2014

    The exhibit is not the largest that I've seen but very well done and certainly fun and interesting especially if you have kids.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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  • Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater WorldPro 2014
    Rachel Patterson
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    3 Sep 13, 2013

    There are penguins which I always like. I think this was the first time I ever went in a tube through an aquarium tank. Fun, but maybe best for kids.

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  • Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World
    Kaylaa De Chaby
    4 Sep 13, 2013

    In year 6 i went there for a field trip and i had a lot of fun so it's a good place to take family and friends from overseas specially if they are children.

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  • Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater WorldPro 2014
    Joseph Coureur
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    3 Nov 12, 2012

    Kelly Tarlton is a small aquarium outside of Auckland. It bills itself as the largest shark exhibit in New Zealand, and while that may be true, it's a smaller exhibit than other aquariums. There's a reconstruction of Scott's Antarctic shack as well as a penguin exhibit, but it's not that exciting.

    There's a free shuttle into the city center, so check that out before you pay anyone to take you out there.

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  • Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World
    Tory K
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    We really enjoyed the exhibits and wandering through the tunnel under the aquarium. My son liked touching the rays and made us ride through the penguin exhibit multiple time. Very kid friendly!!

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  • Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World
    Craig Kellar
    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Fun little aquarium-type adventure. You get to ride along a moving sidewalk in a plexiglass tube underwater, see a bunch of fish and sharks, and they also have penguins here!

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  • Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World
    Mary Van Schie
    4 Sep 13, 2013

    it was very interesting kids would love it

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  • Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater WorldPro 2014
    Dave M
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    3 Sep 13, 2013

    Overpriced and touristy, but fun for kids.

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    David Clark
    4 Nov 10, 2012
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    Kat'z Rush
    4 Oct 13, 2012

    went there with mi son's school really enjoyed it, awsome!!!

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  • Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World
    Marthapearl Clarke-wicks
    3 Sep 25, 2012

    IT WAS AN AWESUM DAY OWT

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  • Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World
    Ofeinan Lolo
    4 Sep 07, 2012

    never forget in life lol!!

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  • Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World
    Moewai Puaha
    3 Jul 15, 2012

    THE 1ST SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

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    Fiona Canova
    4 Dec 27, 2011
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    Jim Phair
    5 Dec 25, 2011
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  • Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World
    Kevin Picholo
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    4 Mar 08, 2012
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    4 Apr 26, 2012
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    4 Dec 28, 2012
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    3 Mar 03, 2013
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3.5 out of 5
24 members' reviews
431 people visited Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World

Description

Underwater passageways allow you to observe a huge variety of sea life in gigantic tanks. Large sharks, gliding stingrays and many species of fish found in New Zealand waters, are above and beside you as the moving floor carries you along. Feeding time is especially exciting. Antarctic Encounter features live penguins and a recreation of life on the great southern continent. Allow up to two hours ... read more
to fully appreciate these combined attractions. There is also a cafe and gift shop.

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