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Sydney Aquarium Facts

sydney aquariumThe Sydney Aquarium was first opened in 1988, making it one of the oldest in the world. It is compared to other great aquariums like those in Osaka, Japan and Monterey, USA.

There are more than one million visitors go through the Sydney Aquarium every year. Between 55% and 60% of all visitors are from overseas and the average time spent moving through the aquarium is 2 hours.

sydney aquarium location mapThere is an impressive 4,000 square meters of exhibit space at the Sydney Aquarium. This includes two large floating oceanariums where visitors can walk through, with sharks or seals swimming above them.

There are 650 species and 11,000 Australian aquatic animals at the Sydney Aquarium.

The building was designed by local Australian architects and took about two years to complete. The original building was built at a cost of $30 million and the more recent Great Barrier Reef complex (finished in 1998) took $14 million to build.

For more information on the Sydney Aquarium, see the official website below.

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Sydney Aquarium Location

The Sydney Aquarium is located in the popular Darling Harbour region in the heart of the city. It is on the eastern or city side of Darling Harbour, just north of the Pyrmont Bridge.

It is open from 9am to 10pm everyday of the year.

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