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SEA LIFE Melbourne
King Street
Melbourne VIC

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Thursday - Monday
10am - 5pm (Last entry 4pm)
Weekends, School Holidays and Public Holidays
10am - 5pm (Last entry 4pm)
SEA LIFE Melbourne

Penguin Passport Encounter

Melbourne's most unforgettable experience




Per Person
  • Get up close to our cheeky Gentoo and King penguins
  • AGES 14+ (guests between the age of 14-16 must be accompanied by a paying adult (18+) also participating in the tour)
  • All day aquarium admission included

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Want to lock in a date and time right now? Skip the gift voucher and book your Penguin Passport below.


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A once in a lifetime Melbourne experience!

Get closer to our penguin colony than you ever dreamed possible.

Our Penguin Passport Experience Includes:

  • On ice experience with the sub-Antarctic penguin colony
  • 45 minute behind-the-scenes experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne Penguin exhibit
  • Intimate tour size, max. 4 people


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Go behind the scenes at SEA LIFE Melbourne and step onto the ice where you can get up closer than you ever thought possible to our colony of sub-Antarctic penguins. 

With our Melbourne penguin encounter, you will first have the opportunity to access staff only areas, see the penguin food preparation area and find out just how our state-of-the-art exhibit maintains its sub-zero temperatures (even when it's a scorching Australian Summer outside!).

Next, you'll need to suit up into our sub-Antarctic snow gear before heading behind the glass and into the exhibit! You'll get to see majestic King and cheeky Gentoo penguins waddle, dive, slip and slide along the ice right in front of you. In this icy wonderland, you'll participate in playful enrichment activities and have plenty of opportunities to snap the perfect penguin selfie.


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Penguin Encounter Melbourne | SEA LIFE Melbourne


When booking your Penguin Passport experience in our online ticket store you'll be required to formally acknowledge the general booking terms and conditions.

  • You must not come into contact with birds 24 hours prior to your Penguin Passport experience
  • If you experience Flu/Cold/Gastro/Respiration infection within 48 hours of your experience, you will need to call us to reschedule
  • No jewellery, watches, mobile phones or cameras can be taken on tour
  • If you have trouble navigating stairs, please let us know in advance BEFORE making your booking online
  • You MUST wear/bring socks on the day of your experience. Failure to do this may result in the tour being cancelled. 
  • Please arrive no later than 30min before your Penguin Passport start time.
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