Kelly Tarltons

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Kelly Tarltons

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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. Located at 23 Tamaki Drive, it was the brainchild of New Zealand marine archaeologist 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.

Kelly Tarlton’s is wheelchair accessible. If you want any further information, they would be most happy to hear from you.