Manly Sea Life Sanctuary
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary is a diverse aquarium located on the shore of Manly Cove.
The Sanctuary has a walkthrough tunnel to marvel at the marine life above, an interactive rock pool to feel different types of animals and most famously, the Shark Dive Xtreme, where you can immerse yourself in the marine habitat and swim with resident grey nurse sharks!
There is also Penguin Cove, an enclosure to reinforce the importance and history of penguin colonies to Manly’s shores. The Many Sea Life Sanctuary is a great location to visit for all ages.
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary
Open every day, except Christmas Day
10 AM - 5.30 PM
Manly Cove, West Esplanade,
Last admission is at 4:45pm.
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary is just 200m from Manly Wharf.
From Wharf 3 at Circular Quay the Manly Ferry crosses Sydney Harbour to Manly every 30 minutes (every 20 minutes during some peak periods). The ferry takes exactly 30 minutes to make the journeyfrom wharf to wharf.
Rail and/or Bus
From Sydney take a train on the Northern or North Shore Line from Central, Town Hall or Wynyard. Get off at North Sydney and change to any bus headed for Neutral Bay (175, 178, 184, 202, 203, 207-209, 227-230, 247). Once on Military Road, alight at the first stop and stay there. Look out for the 143 or 144 bus which will take you over Spit Bridge to Manly Wharf in approx 20 minutes. Total travel from the city centre is around 40 minutes.
Coming from the north, join Pittwater Road and stay on it all the way to Manly. At Warringah Mall, Pittwater Road turns to the left which is clearly signposted.
From Sydney, cross the SydneyHarbour Bridge, and take the Manly exit from the Warringah Expressway, and follow the signs.
Unfortunately we do not have on site parking at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary. The surrounding roads around Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary are 2 hour free permit parking, which means you will need to move your car after this time. 2 hours is normally enough time to enjoy Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary, however if you wish to stay longer you can leave and re-enter Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary at your leisure. Alternatively, their are several long-stay parking options available just a short distance away in Manly town centre (a 2 minute walk).
Look below for a list of events and activities happening around the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary.
Ratings & Reviews
Manly Sealife Sanctuary - Open / Closed
- SUN open
- MON open
- TUE open
- WED open
- THU open
- FRI open
- SAT open
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