Sea Life Sydney Aquarium in Australia is one of the biggest aquariums in the world. The aquarium is one of the most popular tourist destinations visited by more than 1.2 million people on an average in a year.
The aquarium houses a huge variety of fishes and aquatic creatures. There are 14 themed areas in the aquarium. The major divisions at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium include: Platypus habitat, seal sanctuary, Sydney Harbor, Barramundi, Murray-Darling river system, Open Ocean Oceanarium, saltwater crocodile, little penguin habitat and Great Barrier Reef oceanarium.
The South Coast Shipwreck area exhibits creatures of both deep and shallows including the Octopus, Pineapple Fish, and Little Penguins. The Dungong Island has two dugongs, Pig and Wuru, that can be seen from the underwater viewing tunnels. The Tropical Bay of Rays houses colorful Australian rays. Shark Valley lets you do the Shark Walk and face your fear.
Meet one of the most poisonous fishes in the world, the Estuarine Stonefish, at the Rocky Shores. Moon Jellyfish is another interesting creature that can be spotted along the shoreline.
The aquarium has two interactive zones for children viz. Discovery Rockpool and Glass Bottom Boat. You can also check the feed timings and see the creatures in the aquarium eating. The little penguins relishing their meals are a must watch.
The major attraction at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is a whole series of transparent, acrylic-glass tunnels where one can find different kinds of fishes, sharks and aquatic creatures floating about, just over the visitors’ heads. Visitors can also have a unique experience of walking on the ocean floor with the astonishing transparent aquatic-tiled floors.
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Facts about Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
- The Sea Life Sydney Aquarium formerly known as Sydney Aquarium was opened to the public in the year 1988
- The Aquarium is home to 700 species of water creatures.
- The shape of the Aquarium resembles a large wave.
- The Great Barrier Reef oceanarium was opened in October 1998.
Where is Sea Life Sydney Aquarium?
The Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is situated on the eastern part of the Darling harbor and lies to the north of Pyrmont Bridge. One can easily reach the Sydney aquarium on foot by taking a westward turn from the Central Business District area.
Best time to visit Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
The best time to visit the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is during early and mid-week. The weekends and holidays see tremendous crowds.
Opening Hours : ‘The Sea Life Sydney Aquarium opens on all days of the year from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Entry Tickets : Tickets can be bought for single visit or groups of 10 plus. Online tickets are discounted. Online ticket for an adult costs $49.50 and for a child the ticket can be bought at $38. Tickets can be bought at http://www.sydneyaquarium.com.au/tickets/
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PT20150805Published On: Tuesday, November 12th, 2013