Win a chance to swim with sharks

16:00, Nov 22 2012
BRAVE ENOUGH? Read on for your chance to win a swim with the sharks at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium.

No matter what age you are, sharks are always wondrous creatures.

Especially if you're brave enough to see them up close.

Tomorrow marks the start of Shark Week at Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium and to celebrate we're giving you the chance to do just that.

The Western Leader is giving one lucky reader the chance to get up close and personal with the aquarium's sharks.

The winner will be submerged with New Zealand's largest collection of sharks, having nothing but a cage in between.

Swimming with the sharks is the most popular adrenaline activity offered at Kelly Tarlton's.


The shark cage is submerged in the tank which is home to school, sand tiger, wobbegong and broadnose sevengill sharks. Through the cage's clear perspex bottom you can marvel at sharks, stingrays and other fish from New Zealand's coastal waters swimming below, or past the mesh walls of the cage - often only feet away.

These majestic animals are often feared, but Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium is helping to educate visitors on the importance of conserving this vital species with fun interactive activities.

Winners aged under 18 need a parent or guardian's permission. Terms and conditions apply.

Shark week runs from tomorrow through to December 9.

Enter by simply either posting your name, address and contact details to PO Box 21-167, Henderson, titled Shark Week comp or email with Shark Week in the subject line.

Entries close by December 9.

To find out more about Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium, phone 531 5135 or go to

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