Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, Manly

#2 of 10 in Parks in Manly
Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
Learn about Australia's creatures of the deep at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary and how the center promotes conservation of marine life through rescue, breeding, and protecting. Observe a colony of penguins at Penguin Cove; watch sharks, rays, turtles, and tropical fish at Shark Harbour; and view seahorses, octopus, and lionfish at Underwater Sydney. The sanctuary puts on daily presentations about its conservation efforts and even gives you the opportunity to scuba dive with sharks. Children tend to enjoy the touch-pool, where they can pick up starfish and sea slugs. A visit to Manly Sea Life Sanctuary represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Manly tour itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Sadly no longer there but it was great when it was. Small as an aquarium but still great as a day out.  more »
  • Sanctuary has been permanently closed. We sure enjoyed it when we visited back in 2016, sad to not get to see the Little Penguin enclosure, that was worth the price of admission.  more »
  • Wonderful place to visit, lots of variety of various species. Very near and walkable distance from Manly boat house. Nice tourist spot to visit, and shopping also available. Very near to Manly beach as well. Enjoy the scenery and nice place to take photographs. Enjoyed a lot during my last trip
  • I visited this aquarium on it's last day. This aquarium is now permanently closed and will surely be missed. This aquarium was not too big, with just 3-4 levels in a round building, and was very easy to visit with kids without spending too much time and getting tired, and yet it packed good punch. This aquarium may not have been the best aquarium in Sydney, but it was definitely the oldest with some really big and old sea creatures.

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