Aquarium, Sydney

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    Sydney aquarium

    by mallyak Written Apr 30, 2008

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    Sydney Aquarium, Darling Harbour, takes you on a tour of the seas and oceans surrounding Australia's vast coastline and the rivers, waterways, estuaries and swamps of our large and diverse yet dry land mass.

    Situated in Darling Harbour the aquarium houses over 11,000 animals from over 630 species of Australian fish, reptiles and mammals that have an affinity with water.

    Joined by near to 60 metres of underwater tunnels, the Sydney Aquarium presents the animals according to the regions in which they can be found in the waters around and within Australia: Southern Rivers; Northern Rivers; Southern Ocean; Northern Ocean.

    Six million litres of water house this varied and colourful exhibit. See these animals upclose, as they swim about in their "near to natural" environments and observe them as they look back at you and as you wonder about them, they're probably doing the same of you. Captain Nero has nothing on this!

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    Sydney Aquarium Darling Harbour

    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 cjg1 Updated Jul 23, 2010

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    Wow! We loved the Sydney Aquarium. The Aquarium has sharks, eels, rays,tropical fish, seals,penguins, salt water crocodiles, sea horses and so much more. The tanks are incredible. We especially loved the walk through tunnels where sharks and seals swim right over your head and next to you in their underwater world. The tunnels were great for watching the sharks try to eat each other and the seals being naughty.

    The tropical fish and jelly fish were beautiful. Liz and I sat down and just watched the aquarium animals; it's so relaxing. We both liked that the Aquarium pays homage to the movie "Finding Nemo" and has some examples of the movie's characters (after all the goal of the movie was to get to Sydney).

    The saltwater crocodile is in a large pen. We had to climb stairs to look down at him in his habitat. There was a sign that read be careful it's a long fall; if the fall doesn't kill you, the salty will. I found that rather amusing and a great way to keep people in line.

    **Pictures don't come out very well due to all the glass and low lighting although they do have signs with photography tips. My best pictures were videos that I took in the tunnels.**

    The Aquarium is open 9am to 10pm Daily.
    Adult Admission was $34.99 (Australian Dollar)
    Kids Admission was $17.99 (Australian Dollar)

    People are friends not food.... He's hungry for Liz's purse EEl Mr. Crab Jaws

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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.

    Pinguins in the aquarium
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    Sydney Aquarium: Finding Nemo with Chris

    by LadyRVG Updated Jul 27, 2009

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    The Sydney Aquarium was one of the highlights of our trip. Chris and I love aquariums and the calm it brings from watching the sea creatures. The Sydney Aqaurium is one of the largest aquariums in the world with different fish, crocodiles, eeels, crabs, sharks, seals and other aquatic life throughout. We knew we would have a great time as soon as we entered and found the Shark from FindingNemo at the entrance. After a few oics with the shark we continued on through to the exhibits.

    Some of my favorites were the giant acrylic underwater tunels. We spent alot of time in the tunnels watching seala dn sharks mingle in the water. Chris has some great video footage from this experience. I also enjoyed thhe giant saltwater crocodile exhibit and the large tropical fish pools. We soent a considerable amount of time relaxing on a bench and watching the tropical fish swim by us. It really is a wonderful aquarium and not to be missed.

    The aquarium is open 9.30am-9pm daily.

    Saying Cheese with our Friend the Shark People are friends not food....

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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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    Sydney Aquarium

    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

    Shark!
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    Sydney Aquarium

    by dracko Written Dec 12, 2003

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    Sydney Aquarium has a lot to offer to those who wish to see the creatures of the deep without actually getting wet. It showcases aquatic life from all the differents waters around Australia, as well as within it. Over 650species, all in all. There're two large oceanariums, a seal sanctuary, a penguin habitat, and many other wonderous things to explore.

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    Sydney Aquarium

    by muratkorman Updated May 23, 2009

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    Sydney Aquarium consists of 3 oceanariums exhibiting the rich diversity of Australian marine life. Besides sharks and rays, dugongs (which are also called sea elephants) are the highlights of this fantastic place. You can spend hours here and you won't get bored, maybe a bit tired. The aquarium opens at 9 am and closes at 10 pm. Entrance fee is 32 AUD, but you can get the discovery package which combines aquarium and wildlife world visits for only 50 AUD.

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    Sydney Aquarium

    by ValbyDK Updated Oct 19, 2008

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    The Sydney Aquarium was opened in 1988, and is located on the eastern side of Darling Harbour. The aquarium displays more than 11500 fish and aquatic animals, including huge sharks and rays, platypus, seals, fairy penguins, crocodiles and much more.

    Properly the best aquarium I have ever visited. I especially like the underwater tunnels where sharks swim above you. There is also a good exhibition of the Great Barrier Reef coral environment.

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    Sydney Aquarium

    by Tripack Updated Jan 10, 2012

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    Impressive aquariums will show you some of the local species. A good way to prepare my diving to the Great Barrier Reef and learn more about the underwater world inhabitants : mysterious platypus, huge Murray cod, yummy Barramundi, leafy Sea Dragon, refreshing Penguin, mermaid Dugong, flying Eagle Ray and peaceful Shark...

    You could get cheaper ticket if you book your visit online.

    Fly Manta! Leafy Sea Dragon Sydney Aquarium @ Darling Harbour Big fishes & sharks! Sleeping time before lunch time!
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    Sydney Aquarium

    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.

    Sydney Aquarium Looking up at some fish from underwater The face of a stingray A Shark cruises by... Underneath the Ray's
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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 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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    The Sydney Aquarium

    by globetrott Written Oct 22, 2014

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    The Sydney Aquarium is another highlight when you start exploring all of the great sights in and around Darling Harbour. As one of the first animals that you will see there is the Platypus / Schnabeltier (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), a mammal that is laying eggs and it is endemic to Tasmania and eastern Australia. And this is what you can read about this animal on wikipedia: Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth. It is the sole living representative of its family (Ornithorhynchidae) and genus (Ornithorhynchus), though a number of related species have been found in the fossil record.
    Other animals that you will see there are crocodiles, Dungongs (Seekühe) and various fishes
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    The Sydney Aquarium is open for visitors:
    daily from 9:30am - 7:00pm
    Last entry: strictly at 06.00pm !!!

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