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    Sydney Aquarium

    by kelyeah Updated Apr 2, 2008

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    Of all the places to go in Sydney this is one of the best. The Aquarium is jam packed with great aquatic life and there are many different sections to explore.
    When you enter you go through a Murray River section which is a little boring for Australians but if you're an overseas tourist I'm sure it's great. Once you get through this section you move onto a rock pool with small sharks, stingrays and other fish. Also surrounded but in other enclosures include octopus, squid, jellyfish and tropical fish.
    As you make your way through you get to a seal section where you can walk above the pool and also below. There wasn't much action below as their are only 3 seals and are more likely to be on the surface. Another section you can walk under is full of different species of sharks, stingrays, turtles and when I was there the divers were cleaning the tank.
    As you get further around you get to The Great Barrier Reef section and this is the magical part. There is one massive tank that is jam packed with all different types of fish and sharks. You walk al the way around this tank and on one side there are two massive fish that honestly have to be seen to be believed.
    At the very end of the Aquarium is one huge wall where you can look into the tank full of sharks and fish. It is the biggest and most amazing tank I have ever seen. Their are a few steps you can sit on and just watch as the sharks swim up to the glass and go past you!

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    by chennaismartguy Written Feb 26, 2007

    Do not miss out the acquarium, this is one of the best acquariums I have visited so far. If you are not interest in wildlife world....do not buy the Combo ticket. The acquarium gives a 10-20% discount for a group of people with more than 10 and there is no queue for the group entry when compared to the normal ones....so try to make friends at the enterance for quicker entry and save both time & money

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    Sydney Aquarium

    by evilprebil Written Aug 25, 2006

    Interesting.....
    It appeared that a lot of the animals had been rescued for the wild and that is why they were in the zoo. I heard a story on the radio in 2004 I think about the shark tank glass breaking here and the sharks and all the water spilling onto about seven patrons of the aquarium. It was interesting because they had so many native species, but I might venture to say that it was a little odd. We were there in the beginning of Australia's winter, so that may have had something to with it.

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    by hez28 Written Aug 5, 2006

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    I was reminded by the movie Finding Nemo when I visited the Sydney Aquarium, as most of the aqua life I saw there were featured in the movie.

    This aquarium has a great variety of Australian marine life; from sharks and rays to seals and platypus.

    It has the typical underwater tunnel thingy, but also some informative exhibitions that won’t bore you.

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    by austarman Updated Jul 18, 2006

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    Sydney Aquarium is a must-see, and one of the best things to do in Sydney. Walk under water and explore Australia's rich and diverse aquatic life and habitats. A trip to Sydney Aquarium is fantastic fun for kids, family and friends.

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    by traveloturc Written Jul 2, 2006

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    I dont like this kind of visit but after the visit of the sydney Aquarium I was really astonished .
    Sydney Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world with more than 5000 different fishes displayed in their natural environment. You cant be so near to sharks in any other place...

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    by BorneoGrrl Updated Jun 27, 2006

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    The Sydney Aquarium is a fun and educational place to go alone or with family. The aquarium holds a huge number of aquatic life and their habitats. Rather than watching animals is a small tank, these sea life have been allocated a large place for them to live and interact with other sea life. It's open everyday from 9.00am to 10.00pm

    Admission
    Adult AUD$27.50
    Child AUD$14.00
    Refer to other rates on their website

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    Sydney Aquarium

    by didgeridorien Written Mar 8, 2006

    Sydney Aquarium is a display of Australia's marine life. It has sharks, rays, big fish and seals. It has underwater tunnels, freshwater fish and coral displays as well. It's one of the largest aquariums in the world and definetely worth a visit.

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    Sydney Aquarium

    by Gammy1968 Updated Jan 24, 2006

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    I arrived in Sydney from Perth sometime in February just shortly before St. Patricks day adn I tell you it was pretty cold, only about 15-18% Centigrade.... I did not expect that kind of weather and had no sweater in my bags.....
    so, what was I to do?
    I decided to spend the whole day at the Sydney Aquarium inside the building where it was comfortably warm...... on my way out though I bought a blue sweatshirt with an Aboriginal print of "Dolphin dreaming" and I still have this one as it is my favourite.

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    Sydney Aquarium

    by namidub Updated Oct 28, 2005

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    Come and see the Sydney's #1 attraction and witness the great white sharks and many more.

    Price per adult : AUD$23

    For better deal refer to my Travelogue

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    by RedEaredPanda Updated Sep 8, 2005

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    Sydney Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world with more than 5000 different Australian fish displayed in their natural habitats. Visitors can "walk on the ocean floor" through 145 metres (480 ft) of acrylic underwater tunnels. The aquarium is open 9.30am-9pm daily.Admission is AUD $24 for Adults and AUD $12 for children.

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    Sydney Aquarium

    by kooka3 Written Aug 13, 2005

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    Sydney Aquarium has 5000 fish representing over 650 different species, making it one of the largest aquariums in the world. The best part of the aquarium is the 150 metres of underwater tunnels -- it's a great way to see the sharks!! There are also two oceanariums, a seal sanctuary, a penguin habitat, and other great exhibits. There are over 11,000 animals in all.

    The aquarium has great exhibits showing fish from all over Australia -- both the internal waterways and the oceans around the country.

    Make sure you catch the feedings that happen 2x a day - usually at 11 am (a couple days they are at 9am) and either 3pm or 3:15 pm.
    The aquarium is open 9.30am-9pm daily.

    Admission is AUD $24 for Adults and AUD $12 for children, but there are often coupons in newspapers and other things around town.

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    by arv1 Written Jun 28, 2005

    If you went to Sydney and didn't go to the aquarium, i suggest you turn right back round and go!!

    This is the most amazing aquarium I have been to ever! And i have been to my fair share!! The fish and other aquatic animals were amazing and so colourful, many of them you would never see otherwise, even if you went scuba diving!

    It was not too expensive and they offer student discount, provided you have proof of this. Its great for people of all ages too...just great fullstop i guess!!

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    by janiac Written Feb 1, 2005

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    From the outside, not much to look at. But we had a great time on the inside. My daughter and I were very much fascinated by the platypus -- platupuses -- platypi -- oh, whatever they are in multiple. They rock this world! Soon I will post some of the three billion pictures we took of the platy(pi?).

    But there was much more to see. One of the weirdest things was a huge ray. I can't even begin to describe the size of the thing and it was lying on the tube over our heads in the shark walk through. Very bizarre.

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    Sydney Aquarium

    by martin_nl Updated Nov 21, 2004

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    The Sydney Aquarium has the largest collection of sea animals in the country. There are over 11000 animals of around 650 species. The highlights of the museum are the 145m long tubes that run through the huge water tank, that includes sharks and lots of other fish. Other aquariums have pinguins, sea lions and of course lots and lots of fish in them. This is the best aquarium I have been to so far.

    If you would like to see some of the animals you can find in the Aquarium take a look at my Sydney Aquarium travelogue.

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