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Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium - Auckland, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
S 36° 50.737 E 174° 49.035
60H E 305382 N 5920029
Quick Description: Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium (formerly Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World) is a public aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand that was opened in 1985.
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 3/7/2013 8:04:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMGHDM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium (formerly Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World) is a public aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand that was opened in 1985.

It was the brainchild of New Zealand marine archeologist and diver Kelly Tarlton (1937–1985). Built in disused sewage storage tanks, the aquarium used a new form of acrylic shaping, which allowed curved tunnels rather than viewing areas with flat panels only, as in previous aquariums. The project is also one of the first to use conveyor belts to slowly move people through the viewing areas. The main tunnel is 100 metres long.

Feature exhibits include Antarctic Ice Adventure and Scott Base, NIWA Southern Oceans Discovery, Stingray Bay, Pacific Shark Zone and Shipwreck Explorer, Fish Gallery and Seahorse Kingdom.

Kelly Tarlton died in 1985 at only 47 years of age. He is inducted into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame.
Physical address of aquarium: 23 Tamaki Drive, Auckland, New Zealand

Website address: www.kellytarltons.co.nz

Hours of operation: 9.30am - 5.00pm, 7 days

Admission cost: $36 adult, $18 children; discount for purchasing online and for seniors; season passes available

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