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How to go to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Colorful creatures not only live on land but also underwater. Exploring the water world from a safe space is a great experience not only for kids but also for the young at heart. If you plan to stay in Sydney CBD, there are Sydney serviced apartments in APX Hotels Apartments Darling Harbour and APX Hotels Apartments World Square which are some of the Sydney hotels near SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

Whether you ride the Penguin Expedition Boat Ride where you can get up close and personal to see the only sub-Antarctic penguin colony of King and Gentoo Penguins, or face your fears as you walk through the parallel underwater tunnels and meet the Grey Nurse Shark, Blacktip Reef Shark, Whitetip Reef Shark, Wobbegong Shark, Epaulette Shark, Leopard Shark, Tawny Nurse Shark, and many more! Yes, that’s a mouthful of shark name, isn’t it?

Image credits: www.visitsealife.com

If you’re feeling like a little bit on the playing-it-safe side, you can still try out SEA LIFE’s ultimate virtual reality experience. Imagine swimming with the humpback whales, diving with sharks, explore a shipwreck adventure story which journeys into the deep sea of the Bahamas which is called Legend of Lusca, or drift through an animated adventure which follows a young boy’s journey through the ocean of harsh truths about pollution’s impact.

Operating Hours

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is usually open from 9:30am until 5pm. Don’t come after 4pm though because you won’t get to fully explore, plus their last entry is strictly at 4pm. If you and your family or friends are staying at the best value serviced apartments, family friendly Sydney hotels in APX Darling Harbour or in APX World Square, then you’ll surely make it before the opening at 9:30am since the said hotels are just 15-20 minute walk. Because of the many things you can explore in the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, it’s APX-certified 2-hour tour to half-day tour depending on the number of guests and depending on your ticket pass. That gives you time to check out WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madam Tussauds Sydney, and The Sydney Tower Eye.

Quick tip: The best and most convenient value hotels near SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madam Tussauds Sydney, and The Sydney Tower Eye are APX Darling Harbour and APX World Square. Talk about walking distance to a hotel when you’re already exhausted. If you stay in Sydney with a car, you’ll find Darling Harbour accommodation with parking in all APX Hotels Apartments.

Food Options

Don’t worry about you and your family’s brunch or lunch because you’ll be able to find The Wharf Kitchen located at the end of the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, in the exit foyer. They also offer scrumptious set menu with their Private Dining and Private Group Dining options.

There are also a variety of food options and restaurants along The Promenade and Lime St., outside SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

Image credits: www.visitsealife.com

Accessibility Guide

Just like APX Hotels Apartments that have accessible apartments and accessible hotel rooms in Sydney CBD, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium welcomes all, including guests and visitors with Disabilities or Special Needs.

The aquarium is wheelchair accessible throughout the attraction and they offer free entry to carers or essential companions of those with disabilities.

SEA LIFE Sydney also welcomes assistance animals for visitors with Visual Impairments.

Guests with sensory sensitivity may also talk to a staff member at the admissions desk to access the free Escape the noise kits that include noise-reducing ear plugs and noise reducing ear muffs.

Directions

How to go to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium? Good question.

The closest value hotels near SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium are the APX Darling Harbour and APX World Square. The above-mentioned Sydney hotels are estimated to be about 1.2-1.4 kilometers away from the aquarium. It may take a 15-minute walk via Dixon St., 15-minute walk via Sussex St., 15-minute walk via Dixon St. and Sussex St., 4-minute cycling via Dixon St., and estimated 3-minute drive depending on the traffic conditions.

How to go to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium from APX Darling Harbour

  1. You can go to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium by taxi or rideshare services / ride-hailing apps like Uber, OLA, Didi, 13 Cabs, Go Catch, and Shebah:
    • Ask to be dropped at King Street Wharf or at the rear of Cockle Bay Wharf.
  2. When you go to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium by light rail:
    • Exit the light rail from either the Convention Centre or Pyrmont Bay stations.
  3. You can choose to go to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium by combination of bus and walking:
  4. Enjoy the breeze when you go to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium by cycling:
    • Via Dixon St. (~1.2km / ~4 minutes bike ride) – Open on Google Maps
    • Always wear a helmet, obey bicycle road rules and ride with caution as directions may not reflect actual conditions.
  5. Choosing to go to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium by car?
    • See car parking directions for APX Darling Harbour accommodation with parking.
    • Via Harbour St. – See directions below or open on Google maps:
      1. From APX Darling Harbour, head north on Dixon St. toward Liverpool St. (drive distance: ~84 meters)
      2. Turn left onto Liverpool St. (drive distance: ~48 meters)
      3. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Harbour St. (drive distance: ~750 meters)
      4. Turn left at Western Distributor/A4 (drive distance: ~56 meter)
      5. Merge onto Wheat Rd. (drive distance: ~71 meters)
      6. Turn left onto King St. (drive distance: ~48 meters)
      7. King St. turns slightly right and becomes Lime St. Destination will be on the left. (drive distance: ~10 meters)

Directions do not account for traffic, construction, weather or other events that may cause changes to your route.

How to go to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium from APX World Square

  1. You can go to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium by taxi or rideshare services / ride-hailing apps like Uber, OLA, Didi, 13 Cabs, Go Catch, and Shebah:
    • Ask to be dropped at King Street Wharf or at the rear of Cockle Bay Wharf.
  2. When you go to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium by light rail:
    • Exit the light rail from either the Convention Centre or Pyrmont Bay stations.
  3. You can choose to go to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium by combination of bus and
    walking:
    1. Open Google Maps for options.
    2. Please note that buses come at specific times. We have published a blog article to learn more about bus and train lines in Australia.
  4. You can also go to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium by walking:
  5. Enjoy the breeze when you go to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium by cycling:
    • Via Goulburn St. (~1.7km / ~7 minutes bike ride) – Open on Google Maps
    • Always wear a helmet, obey bicycle road rules and ride with caution as directions may not reflect actual conditions.
  6. Choosing to go to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium by car?
    • See car parking directions for APX World Square Sydney hotel accommodation with parking.
    • Via Goulburn St. – See directions below or open on Google Maps:
      1. From APX World Square, head southwest on Cunningham St. toward Pitt St. (drive distance: ~120 meters)
      2. Follow Goulburn St. and Harbour St. to Sydney (drive distance: ~1.4 kilometers)
      3. Take Wheat Rd. and King St. to Lime (drive distance: ~190 meters)

Directions do not account for traffic, construction, weather or other events that may cause changes to your route.

How to go to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium from APX Parramatta

  1. You can go to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium by taxi or rideshare services / ride-hailing apps like Uber, OLA, Didi, 13 Cabs, Go Catch, and Shebah:
    • Ask to be dropped at King Street Wharf or at the rear of Cockle Bay Wharf.
  2. When you go to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium by light rail:
    • Exit the light rail from either the Convention Centre or Pyrmont Bay stations.
  3. You can choose to go to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium by combination of Bus, Sydney and Intercity trains:
  4. By walking:
    • Too far; walking from APX Parramatta to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is not recommended.
  5. By cycling:
    • Too far; cycling from APX Parramatta to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is not recommended.
  6. Choosing to go to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium by car?
    • See car parking directions for APX Parramatta Sydney hotel accommodation with parking.
    • Via M4 and A4 (This route has tolls.) – See directions below or open on Google maps:
      1. From APX Parramatta, take Arthur St. to James Ruse Dr. (drive distance: ~750 meters)
      2. Drive from M4 and A4 to Sydney. Take the Bathurst St. exit from A4 (drive distance: ~20.4 kilometers)
      3. Take Wheat St. and King St. to Lime st. (drive distance: ~190 meters)

Directions do not account for traffic, construction, weather or other events that may cause changes to your route.

* This route has tolls.

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