With a Merlin Annual Pass you could enjoy 12 months’ unlimited entry to 11 of the best attractions in Australia and New Zealand!
Visit whenever you like without worrying about the cost. You simply scan your pass at the attraction entrance and in you go hassle free! Plus, Passholders will receive additional special offers throughout the year in our eNewsletters.
Click on the logos below to read more about the attractions and to view photos…
Come on a journey through SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s unique freshwater and marine aquatic environments and discover 13,000 animals from 700 different species.
Explore 14 new themed zones including a Bay of Rays, Discovery Rockpool and the world’s largest Great Barrier Reef display. Face your fears on Shark Walk and journey into the depths of Shark Valley, home to the largest variety of sharks and rays.
Along the way you’ll encounter incredible animals unique to each habitat, including two of only five dugongs on display in the world, huge sharks and stingrays, turtles, platypuses, penguins, tropical fish and much more.
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is open daily from 9am to 8pm. Last admission at 7pm.
For more information about SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, visit the website at www.sydneyaquarium.com.au
Kookaburra at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
This Australian Animal Adventure set in the heart of Sydney on Darling Harbour features world‐class interactive displays and incredible walk-through habitats. WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo visitors are transported to different parts of Australia, from the lush rainforests of the tropical north to the red sands of Central Australia, while meeting an array of weird and wonderful uniquely Australian animals.
Come face to face with one of the world's largest saltwater crocodiles 'Rex' at the amazing Kakadu Gorge display. Discover red kangaroos, rock wallabies, hairy‐nosed wombats, the world's most dangerous bird - the southern cassowary ‐ bilbies, quolls and sugar‐gliders, reptiles, spiders and a huge collection of invertebrates.
For more information about WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, visit the website at www.wildlifesydney.com.au/
Sydney Tower Eye Turret Garden
Soaring 250 metres above the city streets, the iconic Sydney Tower Eye offers the best views of this incredible city, day or night.
Towering above the city's skyline, Sydney Tower's Observation Deck provides a panoramic 360 degree view from the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the north, picturesque Blue Mountains to the west, historical Botany Bay in the south and to the east, the magnificent Pacific Ocean.
It's perfect for planning a tour around Sydney and understanding the layout of this beautiful and cosmopolitan city.
Twice as tall as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Skywalk is a breathtaking 360 degree outdoor tour on top of Sydney Tower - 260 metres above Sydney's streets.
Experienced Skyguides accompany visitors on this memorable journey and provide a fascinating aerial tour of Sydney. Skywalk allows its guests to literally step out onto the clouds with a moving, glass-floor viewing platform. Without a doubt Skywalk offers the most incredible views of Sydney in every direction. Even more breathtaking than a regular Skywalk you can book a Sunset Skywalk. Be the first to see a myriad of colours as the sun descends below the cloud line and the horizon.
Skywalks cost $40 for adults and $30 for children.
For more information about Sydney Tower, visit the website at www.sydneytower.com.au
Shark Diving at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Situated at Manly Cove on Sydney's stunning Northern Beaches, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary features fabulous wonders of the deep. Sharks, giant stingrays, sea turtles and a huge array of marine life surround you as you walk underwater through the tunnel of the main oceanarium.
Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary also holds daily interactive shows and guided tours and is a firm favourite both with local residents and visitors to this iconic Sydney beach suburb.
20% off during the week for Merlin Annual Passholders.
For a more daring perspective, Passholders can take the plunge with Shark Dive Xtreme - an opportunity of a lifetime to dive into the oceanarium and come face to face with huge sharks, stingrays, turtles and more.
The 30 minute dive is suitable for first time or experienced divers with personalized instruction and supervision by expert instructors. Perfect conditions are guaranteed, with great visibility and loads of animals on every dive.
Shark Dive Xtreme is a must-do for travelers and the perfect gift for thrillseekers.
For more information about Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary at Shark Dive Xtreme, visit the website at www.manlysealifesanctuary.com.au
Penguins at Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter
The NEW Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium has an amazing walk through penguin encounter, home to New Zealand’s only colony of Antarctic penguins where you’ll get up close to the majestic King and playful Gentoo penguins.
With eight themed zones including New Zealand’s first ever jellyfish display and the world’s biggest species of stingray you can experience over 30 live animal exhibits, and see over 80 different species. The famous Kelly Tarlton’s Shark Tunnel is home to New Zealand’s largest collection of sharks and now Maori Pacifica themed and full of original shipwreck artifacts. In the magical Seahorse Kingdom you’ll find the world’s only display of Spiny Sea Dragons.
The adventurous visitor can choose to take part in a shark adventure - snorkeling with the sharks with Shark Cage, or diving cage-free with Shark Dive Xtreme.
For more information about Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE, visit the website at www.kellytarltonssealife.co.nz
Koala at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island
WILD LIFE Hamilton Island is a sanctuary in Queensland which features a boutique collection of Australian native animals including; Koalas, Parrots, Cockatoos, Kangaroos, Crocodiles, Wombats, Reptiles and Cassowarys.
Guests can get up close and personal with the koalas as it is one of only a few places in the world where you can experience the thrill and excitement of cuddling a koala.
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Madame Tussauds Sydney
Madame Tussauds is now open in Sydney’s Darling Harbour, giving visitors the opportunity to come face-to-face with some of the world’s most famous celebrities - a unique collection of amazingly life-like wax figures.
At Madame Tussauds Sydney, visitors can get ‘up close and personal’ to their heroes – including some of Australia’s most loved and admired personalities like Jimmy Barnes and Cate Blanchett as well as some of the most influential, powerful and talented personalities (both past and present) in the world, including Queen Elizabeth II, Nelson Mandela, Rihanna and Johnny Depp.
The new, permanent attraction is the first of its kind to land on Australian shores and has nine themed zones accommodating the wax figures for visitors to interact with. Whether it’s surfing next to Layne Beachley, kissing Leonardo Dicaprio, dancing with Michael Jackson or having a chat on the sofa next to Oprah, visitors will be star-struck.
Who do you want to meet?
Sea Lions at Underwater World
At UnderWater World you can walk amongst thousands of marine and freshwater animals as you explore 11 amazing zones over three levels, including four exciting new themed zones in the ocean tunnel walk-through, including Shark Shipwreck, Coral Cove, Bay of Rays and Turtle Temple. Plus explore Touch and Tell, Weird and Wonderful, Seal Island, Otter Empire, Fresh and Freaky, Billabongs and Backyards and Crawly Creatures. Enjoy more than 13 live and interactive presentations daily, including the most popular attraction, the entertaining seal presentations. Roll up your sleeves and tickle a sea star or a sea cucumber in the touch pool as you discover the world under the sea.
Visit www.underwaterworld.com.au for more information
Gentoo Penguins at Melbourne Aquarium
Home to thousands of aquatic animals, the must-see Melbourne Aquarium is an entertaining and educational experience with four exciting worlds to discover and enjoy.
Marvel at the majestic King and cute Gentoo penguins in Antarctica, prepare to be surprised by the truly Weird & Wonderful, journey from River to Reef and dive into the awe-inspiring depths of Australia’s oceans.
Visit www.melbourneaquarium.com.au for more information
Illawarra Fly Tower
The Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk is the longest and highest elevated treetop walk in New South Wales. Located 710 metres above the sea, the elevated steel walkway features two gently swaying cantilevered arms and a central spiral tower raised nearly fifty metres off the forest floor.
The stunning views take in everything from the rainforest canopy, 70km north to Wollongong and the Royal National Park to Lake Illawarra and 60km out to the South Pacific Ocean. The gentle 1.5k return walk starts on the rainforest floor and continues into the canopy and onto the steel walkway offering a unique experience that captures the beauty of the regions native fauna and flora.
Less than two hours from Sydney and Canberra, the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk is a fantastic family day trip!
www.illawarrafly.com | Open every day 9am to 5pm (except Christmas Day)
Tandem ride at Otway Fly
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures offers a whole host of experiences with the two core activities being The Otway Fly Treetop Walk and The Otway Fly Zip Line Tour.
The Otway Fly Treetop Walk is a 1 hour rainforest walk experience that is approximately 2km in total and features a 600m long and 30mt high steel structured treetop canopy walkway that takes you right into the treetops. It’s the longest and tallest walkway of its type in the world! Included in this walk is the kids Prehistoric Path – where there is a dinosaur around every corner!
And if you’re feeling really adventurous, why don’t you upgrade to Zip Line Tour offering 2.5 hours of Zip Line activity!
Less than 2.5 hours away from Melbourne (via Princes Hwy inland route) and 1.5 hours from Geelong (via Princes Hwy) makes us the ideal destination for a day trip.
Visit www.otwayfly.com for more information