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A Melbourne Dining Experience Like No Other

Aquarium Private Dining

Dine Under the Sea in Melbourne's only underwater restaurant

Private Dining at SEA LIFE Melbourne

Make your special celebration truly memorable.

What better way to celebrate with the one you love than a private dining experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne?

SEA LIFE is one of Melbourne's most spectacular event spaces. No other venue delivers such an exquisite underwater backdrop. 

The experience includes an after-hours self-guided tour, three course dinner, drinks & intimate dinner locations set up in the our three unique dining locations within our aquarium.

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What's Included?

  • 45 Minute exclusive after hours self-guided aquarium tour
  • 2 hour intimate dining experience 
  • Selection of breads & olives for starters
  • Scrumptious main course (set menu)
  • Shared treats platter for dessert
  • 2 hour Premium beverage package; including sparkling, white & red wine, house beers, soft drinks
  • Memorable dining experience in your chosen zone

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*Private Dining dates are available to book up to 14 days in advance. 

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Mermaid Garden

Platinum Package $600 ($300 per person) Immerse yourself in the heart of the Mermaid Garden seated in the centre of a breathtaking panoramic backdrop of majestic sharks, stingrays and thousands of marine creatures - this is the ultimate culinary experience.

Shipwreck Explorer

Platinum Package $600 ($300 per person) Dine in front of the Shipwreck Explorer window that looks into the deepest parts of the Oceanarium watch in awe as some of the aquarium's largest creatures cruise by.

Upper Deck

Platinum Package $600 ($300 per person) Our outdoor dining area on the Upper Deck boasts spectacular views across the Yarra River and looks at the lights of Melbourne. This entire deck is yours to share with that special someone.


SPlatinum Package $600 ($300 per person) Sit underneath thousands of rays, sharks and tropical creatures while you eat - literally with the fishes.


Gold Package $550 ($275 per person) Get up close with our cheeky Gentoo and majestic King Penguins with your dining table centimetres from the ice, here you will be transported to Antarctica for the night!

Coral Atoll

Gold Package $550 ($275 per person) The colourful wonderland of Coral Atoll provides a stunning backdrop for any special occasion. It is home to moray eels, sharks and hundreds of tropical fish.

Rainforest Adventure (Croc Kingdom)

Gold Package $550 ($275 per person) Sit above our five metre Saltwater Crocodile Pinjarra while you're surrounded by lungfish, turtles, snakes, lizards and frogs.

Seahorse Pier

Silver Package $500 ($250 per person) Dine in the cosy environment of the Seahorse Pier with 10 multi-coloured displays for you to marvel at, it is home to the masters of mimicry. The beautiful Weedy Seadragons and Giant Cuttlefish call this romantic zone home.


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Bookings must be made at least 7 days in advance. 

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 8 dining locations available for you to select. Your chosen dining area will be visually private, allowing you to enjoy the zone alone with your special someone. However you may see other guests throughout the evening. Once you are seated we ask you to be respectful of other guests and remain within your booked location. 

Cancellation with a full refund will be permitted up to 14 working days prior to your experience date, if cancellation for a booking occurs less than 14 working days prior to the experience date the full payment will be retained.

As the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium will be closed to public arrival is strictly required between 5.45pm – 6.00pm, when your dinner host will open the main entrance to admit couples for this experience. At 6.00pm, the entrance doors will be closed.  In the circumstances guests are running late we are unable to extend the experience beyond the booked finish time.

We aim to cater to all dietary requests, please contact us with any requirements prior to confirmation of your booking. Unfortunately any requests made on the night may not be able to be accommodated.

Our packages include 1 x shared entrée, 1 x main meal per person and 1 x shared dessert platter. This is a set menu - additional food items cannot be arranged for this experience.

This is an 18+ experience only.

Additional guests may be added at an additional cost on some evenings. To book more than 2 x guests, please contact the Merlin Events team directly.

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