Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter and Underwater world

Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World in Auckland is an excellent platform to come face to face with the exciting marine world. You can have some real experiences like hand – feeding a giant stingray, snorkeling in a shark cage and a cage free shark dive for a truly unique adventure.

You will be guided in every step by the experienced and trained dive professionals. They are very adept in their jobs and have a wealth of knowledge which makes them the best people to have around when you are indulging in these “personal encounters.”

The Animal Adventure has a set of terms and conditions that must be read by each participant. You can also check the criteria for participating in these programs. However, you will not get any refunds if you do not meet the eligibility criteria of the programs. Though you will get all the necessary equipments, it is always advisable to bring your own swimwear, towel and footwear.b


The Underwater World is open from 9:30 in the morning to 5:30 in the evening. The place is open on all days including public holidays. Try to visit the place fore or during the feeding times so that you enjoy the place to the fullest.

Getting There

If you are coming from the southern, western or eastern motorway, you need to avail of the Port exit and follow the road. You then drive into the Tamaki Drive and the Underwater World is located on the right hand side. The place is actually 10 min drive from downtown Auckland.

The car parking which is available is not chargeable. There is also a free shuttle service which is available 7 days a week and departs from two locations – Quay Street and Sky City. The shuttle stops in front of Sky City.


The admission charges for adults are $33.90 and for students it is $25.90 and the fare is same for the senior citizens too. If you carrying a toddler, then admission is totally free.


There is a kiosk which sells a good deal of refreshments. The kiosk is located in Stingray Bay. The park has very easy rules and it has been clearly mentioned that you can bring outside food too.