Manly Sea Life Sanctuary
- Access to the brand new Penguin Cove where you can discover the Little Penguins
- Join in interactive talks and feeding demonstrations
- Be charmed by Sea Biscuit, the rescued Green Sea Turtle
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What to expect
Things to look out for
Check out the Penguin Cove where you can discover our own colony of Manly’s iconic Little Penguins and their importance to the shores of Manly. Join in our interactive talks and feeding demonstrations and be charmed by ‘Sea Biscuit’, our rescued Green Sea Turtle. Be amazed by our huge sharks and stingrays, Murdoch and Freckles, two captive bred Grey Nurse Sharks, who have been brought together to continue our successful breeding program. Don’t miss the interactive talk about sharks!
Meet the team and journey through our waters as you learn how you can protect the marine environment. Get hands-on and discover more about our local environment at the interactive rockpool, where you can touch a shark egg or hold a crab. Located just 200 meters from Manly Wharf, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary will inspire you to become a passionate protector of marine animals.
You’ll want to spend the day in Manly. Why not visit the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary before or after you hire a bike from Manly Bike Tours. Don’t miss the interactive talk about sharks!
There are accessible toilets available for your convenience, located on the first level within both male and female toilets. There are changing facilities located in both the male and female bathrooms. You’ll also find bench seating available at intervals throughout the aquarium. Please note that pram and wheelchair access is limited to the mid-level of the sanctuary. Access to Penguin Cove and Shark Harbour is by stairs only.
The best way to get to Manly, and the most scenic way, is by ferry. Catch a ferry from the city at Circular Quay’s Wharf 3. The ferries leave Manly every 30 minutes and take about a half an hour to reach the Manly Wharf. You could also take the train and bus with total travel time from the city center being around 40 minutes. If you have a car, there are 4 public carparks available in Manly as well as council carparks. For timetable information, you’ll want to visit: https://transportnsw.info/