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Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Life under the sea

Experience animal conservation in action at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary and take an active part in our rescue, breed and protect program. We successfully breed some of our incredible local species; we are passionate about rescue, nursing animals back to health and releasing them back into the wild; and we endeavour to protect their natural habitats.

Check out Penguin Cove where you can discover our own colony of Manly’s iconic Little Penguins and their importance to the shores of Manly. Join in our interactive talks and feeding demonstrations and be charmed by ‘Myrtle’, one of our rescued Green Sea Turtles, or amazed by our huge sharks and stingrays. See Murdoch and Freckles, two captive bred Grey Nurse Sharks, who have been brought together to continue our successful breeding program.

Meet the team and journey through our waters as you learn how you can protect the marine environment. Get hands-on and discover more about our local environment at the interactive rockpool, where you can touch a shark egg or hold a crab.

Located just 200m from Manly Wharf, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary will inspire you to become a passionate protector of marine animals.

Things to do

Penguin Cove

Home to one of the last Little Penguin colonies on the mainland in Australia, Penguin Cove is the perfect place to learn about these amazing animals. At Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, the penguins can breed in a safe and welcoming environment. Come and check out this endangered penguin population today!

Shark Dive Xtreme

Take the plunge with Shark Dive Xtreme for the opportunity of a lifetime! Come face to face with huge critically endangered Grey Nurse Sharks, sea turtles, stingrays and a vast array of other marine life. Experienced instructors will prepare you by teaching the basics of SCUBA diving in the classroom and training pool so you feel confident before meeting the sharks. The 2.5 hour experience includes a 30 minute dive in Shark Harbour, the 4 million litre ocean tank. Friends and family are able to watch all the action from the underwater viewing tunnel. Take the challenge a step further with Shark Feed Xtreme, a unique opportunity to be in the tank to watch the sharks and fish being fed. Shark Dive Xtreme is great for first time and experienced divers. All equipment is supplied, just bring swimmers and a towel. Optional in-water photos are available to view and purchase following the dive. Bookings are essential. Medical restrictions apply.

Shark Harbour

Get an amazing fish eye view of the incredible animals that call Sydney Harbour home including sharks, stingrays and turtles. Stroll through the tunnel of Manly Sea Life Sanctuary’s 4 million litre oceanarium to see these creatures glide above you!

Shipwreck Shores

The new Shipwreck Shores zone also boasts a kid-friendly splash play area and imagination zone where adults and kids alike can make-believe themselves as a captain, a marine biologist or an aquatic animal.

Underwater Sydney

Get an insight to what lurks beneath the famous Sydney Harbour. With more species than the entire Mediterranean Sea, there’s a lot to learn from the Sydney Harbour marine life. Experience these creatures hands-on at the interactive rockpool!

Ticket Information

Pass Option

Ticket Type

Price

Manly SEA LIFE

Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary Adult

$24.00

Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary Child(4-15)

$12.00

Shark Dive Extreme(Available at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary) Certified Adult

$195.00

Shark Dive Extreme(Available at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary) Introductory Adult

$280.00

Shark Dive Extreme(Available at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary) Tune Up Adult

$240.00
Two Attraction Combo Pass
? Combination Tickets Includes entry to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary and Madame Tussauds

Two Attraction Combo Pass Adult

$60.00
? Combination Tickets Includes entry to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary and Madame Tussauds

Two Attraction Combo Pass Child(4-15)

$35.00
? Combination Tickets Includes entry to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary and Madame Tussauds

Two Attraction Combo Pass Family(2A & 2C)

$170.00
Three Attraction Combo Pass
? Combination Tickets Includes entry to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary and Madame Tussauds

Three Attraction Combo Pass Adult

$70.00
? Combination Tickets Includes entry to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary and Madame Tussauds

Three Attraction Combo Pass Child(4-15)

$40.00
? Combination Tickets Includes entry to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary and Madame Tussauds

Three Attraction Combo Pass Family(2A & 2C)

$200.00
Three Attraction Combo Pass
? Combination Tickets Includes entry to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary and Madame Tussauds

Three Attraction Combo Pass Adult

$70.00
? Combination Tickets Includes entry to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary and Madame Tussauds

Three Attraction Combo Pass Child(4-15)

$40.00
? Combination Tickets Includes entry to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary and Madame Tussauds

Three Attraction Combo Pass Family(2A & 2C)

$200.00
Four Attraction Combo Pass
? Combination Tickets Includes entry to SEA LIFE Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary Madame Tussauds

Four Attraction Combo Pass Adult

$80.00
? Combination Tickets Includes entry to SEA LIFE Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary Madame Tussauds

Four Attraction Combo Pass Child(4-15)

$55.00
? Combination Tickets Includes entry to SEA LIFE Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary Madame Tussauds

Four Attraction Combo Pass Family(2A & 2C)

$250.00

Visitor Information

Operating Hours

Opening time

9am

Closing time

5pm

Open daily except Christmas Day.

Location

The Esplanade Manly Cove, Manly, NSW 2095

How to get there

  • Ferry
    From Circular Quay, the ferry takes you to Manly Wharf where it's just a 2 minute walk to Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary
  • Bus
    There are several bus services from the CBD to Manly
  • Car
    From the CBD, head north via the Sydney Harbour Bridge or Tunnel and continue along the Warringah Fwy. Take the right fork onto Falcon Street and continue along there until it becomes Military Road. From Military Road, veer left onto Spit Road and follow the sings into Manly. There are parking stations around Manly or most of the nearby streets have 2 hour parking available.

Additional Information

Children 4 - 15yrs

Two, Three, Four and Five Attraction Combo Passes
These attraction combo pass give you two, three or four single day admissions to any of the following Sydney attractions: Sydney SEA LIFE Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds, Sydney Tower Eye or Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary. You can visit all attractions in one day or you have 30 days after your first admission to use your remaining admissions.

**Bookings are essential for some attractions

**Tickets will be delivered to your inbox within 60min of purchase. Please print out all tickets and take along with you to the attraction.

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