Penguin Encounter at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Melbourne, VIC

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  • Sit among majestic King and cheeky Gentoo penguins
  • See food preparation and veterinary areas behind the scenes
  • Learn how the exhibit maintain sub-zero temps

Penguin Passport is you ticket to a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with sub-Antarctic penguins. Suited up in your Antarctic snow gear, the 45 minute tour takes you onto the ice where you have the exclusive opportunity to sit among majestic King and cheeky Gentoo penguins.

  • 1 person
  • Duration - 60 minutes
  • Location - View Map
Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • All equipment (ski suit, foot ware, gloves N.B the ski suit will be worn over your clothing, therefore skirts and dresses are not advisable)
  • 30 min back of house tour
  • 15 min penguin encounter experience
  • Hot beverage voucher redeemable at the aquarium cafe
  • The only tour of its kind in Australia, you will also have the opportunity to see food preparation and veterinary areas, as well as how the stat-of-the-art exhibit maintains sub-zero temperatures
  • Please note photos can only be taken from behind the glass not in the encounter
On the Day

Session Length

  • The experience is 45 minutes in duration (30 min back of house tour and 15 min penguin encounter experience)
  • This experience is available daily at 2pm

Numbers on the Day

The customer will be 2 participants and 1 guide will be on the tour

Dress Code

  • Dress in warm clothing which is the best foundation for the ski suits
  • Camera, visor equipment, mobile phones, watches and jewellery are not allowed on the ice and therefore cannot be taken on the tour
... and Importantly


You must sign an indemnity form prior

Participants must be over 14 years of age, must not have been in contact with birds in the last 24 hours, must be able to navigate stairs and must not have suffered from the Flu/Cold/Gastro/Respiration infection in the last 48 hours


Please note: Once your (Shark Walker/Penguin Passport) experience is confirmed, any amendments to the originally-scheduled date or time will be charged at the re-scheduling fee of $50.