Sea Life Sunshine Coast Aquarium
If you are thinking of visiting one of the Sunshine Coast attractions, Underwater World or as it is known now, Sea Life Mooloolaba, is a fabulous sea life adventure for the entire family. This Sunshine Coast Aquarium is situated in Mooloolaba, approximately 100km or 1 hour 15 minutes drive north of Brisbane.
There are so many sea creatures and aquatic animals to see in this sea life aquarium. Upon getting your sea life tickets you are able to go directly into the touch tank area.
This is where you get to touch starfish, sea cucumbers and see an array of baby stingrays and learn important facts about these graceful sea animals. Following on from the touch tank is a display of tanks that contain many species of fish, jellyfish, seahorse and different types of coral. If you have ever seen Finding Nemo, this is definitely for you as they have clown fish, angel fish and an octopus that will remind you of Hank. The intelligence of the octopus will surprise you when you see the children’s toys that they play with.
One of our favourites though is the Seals Show, which is both educational and funny. This is where you get to learn the difference between an Australian Sea Lion and other different species of seals. Make sure you book a seal kiss and photo at the end of the show. This will definitely be one fishy kiss you will never forget.
The oceanarium or underwater aquarium is the most impressive attraction at Underwater World Mooloolaba. You can choose to walk around or stand on a conveyor belt for your convenience and experience this massive shark tank. Let’s face it, what child doesn’t want to see a shark up close and personal. If this is not enough for your family, you can also book a behind the scenes tour. We did this on our last visit and got to learn about turtles. The Mooloolaba aquarium has a turtle tank and we found out some incredible tips. ‘What do turtles eat and how they rehabilitate the sea turtles when they are injured.’
We think that Sea Life Aquarium is a great family outing as it is interesting and educational at the same time. We hope you enjoy your visit as much as we did.
If you are looking for other tourist attractions for things to do with your family on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.