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Sea World in Australia

Sea World, Australia

Dolphin Cove at Sea World, Australia

Sea World in Australia is a marine animal theme park, oceanarium, and resort. The amusement park offers complete entertainment with its attractions and shows, and also educates visitors about amazing marine life forms.

Attractions at Sea World:

Seal Harbour

The newest attraction at the Sea World in Australia is the Seal Harbour. Here you can watch the seals playing and sunning themselves. Special boardwalks and glass partitions have been installed just above the water surface.

Dinosaur Island

Dinosaur Island is another major attraction at the Sea World in Australia. The place takes you back to the era of the dinosaurs with its exclusive exhibits of a full-sized dinosaur skeleton and real dinosaur fossils in the inner chambers, as well as 14 life-size dinosaur exhibits in the outer forest.

Penguin Encounter

You can see the second largest species of Penguins, the King Penguins and Gentoo at the icy exhibition area called Penguin Encounter. It offers views from both an underwater and topside position.

Polar Bear Shores

The Polar Bear Shores house the only polar bears in Australia. There are three of them and they are named Hudson, Liya and Nelson. They live in a tundra-type near natural environment.

Ray Reef

Feed over 100 majestic stingrays at the Ray Reef. Observe these creatures that fly and glide under the water.

Dolphin Cove

Dolphin Cove, with its three grand lagoon pools, is a habitat of the beautiful Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins. You can see them playing, splashing and jumping in the water.

Penguin Point

Penguin Point houses 29 cute and little Fairy Penguins.

Shark Bay

Watch the most dreaded sea creatures – the sharks swimming among tropical fish, stingrays, and bottom-dwellers at the world’s largest man-made lagoon system for sharks. Huge 10m x 3m glass windows offer splendid underwater and above-water views.

Nearby Attractions: Brisbane, Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Opera House.

Rides at the Park:

Experience a bigger storm with water and fire effects at the Storm Coaster.

Use your personal Jetski to embark upon a quest to save valuable marine life on a Jet Rescue mission. Flying past rock pools at 70km/hr and pulling 2.5Gs save a captured Sea Lion and on the way back rescue a hero on this thrilling ride.

Featuring pirate-themed Battle Boats equipped with a five-level Sky Fortress filled with rope bridges, slides, a spectacular Sky Climb 12-meters above the ground, over 80 water cannons, tunnels, and games and puzzles, Castaway Bay offers an interactive adventure playground.

Other rides at the park include Beach Break Beach, Sea Viper, Viking Revenge, Sky Rail Skyway, and Monorail.

Sea World also has a resort that contains hotels, spas, shopping, and the Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park.

Where is Sea World?

It is located along Australia’s Gold Coast in south-eastern Queensland. The park is situated in the city of Southport, which is about halfway down the east coast of Australia. The Gold Coast is considered the theme park capital of Australia. The Gold Coast is well connected by a network of public transport.

 Sea World Location Map

Best time to visit

The park is open year-round except on Christmas Day (December 25), and on ANZAC Day (April 25). The Gold Coast experiences sunny weather about 300 days a year. But during summer (December through February in Australia) the park can get very hot and crowded. A better bet for visiting is during spring or autumn.

Opening Hours : Sea World opens from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Entry Tickets : Various tickets are available:

  • A VIP pass costs $89.99 for unlimited entry to Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast until 30 June 2014!
  • A One-day general admission pass costs $89.99.
  • An Annual Pass is available at $99.99.

Facts about Sea World

  • Sea World, Australia was established on October 30, 1971.
  • Sea World holds shows such as the SpongeBob ParadePants, Jet Stunt Extreme, Dora’s Best Friend’s Adventure, and Fish Detectives, etc.

Image Credit : Robert Nyman


Published On: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013