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A welcome step forwards as Merlin Entertainments’ Darling Harbour attractions return to 7-day-a-week trading

  • Thursday 18th August 2022
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds Sydney

Koala Joey At WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and Madame Tussauds Sydney to open seven days a week from 21st August 2022! Guests are encouraged to pre-book their tickets to ensure they don’t miss out

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Kids Watch Black Tip Reef Shark Swim By In Day And Night On The Reef Exhibit

For the first time in over 800 days, the much-loved Darling Harbour attractions SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and Madame Tussauds Sydney will again open their doors to guests seven days a week.

Guests Interact With Superman At Madame Tussauds Sydney

In a welcome return to pre-covid times, the attractions will operate 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day), ensuring that local, interstate and international visitors can experience their magic any day of the week, without fear of missing out.

Kofi The Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo With Keeper Renee

Richard Dilly, General Manager of Sydney’s Merlin attractions is delighted at the positive step forwards and said: “We are incredibly pleased to welcome the public back into our attractions 364 days a year and do what we do best; create opportunities for magical memories for all.

Pig The Dugong At SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

“International and state border closures, a drop in consumer confidence to visit the CBD and staff availability issues as a result of Covid-19 have meant that we have been unable to offer our guests access to our attractions every day, however we are looking forward to moving forward to the next exciting chapter here in Darling Harbour.

Madame Tussauds Sydney Guests Posing With Captain Marvel (1)

“Now, with the doors set to be open every day, we invite guests to visit their animal and wax friends and re-ignite their passion for outdoor adventure and experiences, with some exciting activations in the pipeline.  Also, a reminder that all guests will need to book online and in advance so they don’t miss out!”

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Guests Admiring Gentoo Penguins

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  • Avoid the crowds - perfect for mid-week visits
  • Exclusive benefits - 10% off retail & 20% off food & beverage
  • Discounts on a selection of attraction experiences

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