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Sydney aquarium

 

One of the world’s largest islands, it is no wonder that the bulk of Australia’s wildlife comes from the sea. What better way is there to dive into the Australian oceans, than visiting one of the countries fantastic aquariums? You can meet these Australia’s wonderful aquatic creatures without ever having to get your feet wet, does it get any better than that?

 

Australian Capital Territory

National Zoo & Aquarium, Weston Creek

Get up close and enjoy our reef sharks, held in the largest inland salt water tank in Australia – holding 200,000 litres. You can also hand feed sharks and other amazing animals, in the Walk on the Wild Side Tour.
Marvel at some of the most brilliantly coloured animals in existence; one of the 7 Wonders of the World, replicated for your viewing in Australia’s largest inland aquarium.

See animals from freshwater rivers and lakes, with strange, and fascinating evolutionary adaptations. This is where the Zoos frogs, lizards, snakes and our alligators live.

For more information visit their website.

 

New South Wales

SEA LIFE Sydney

Come on a journey through SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s unique freshwater and marine aquatic environments and discover 13,000 animals from 700 different species. Explore 14 themed zones including a Bay of Rays, Discovery Rockpool and the world’s largest Great Barrier Reef display. Face your fears on Shark Walk and journey into the depths of Shark Valley, home to the largest variety of sharks and rays. Along the way you’ll encounter incredible animals unique to each habitat, including two of only six dugongs on display in the world, huge sharks and stingrays, turtles, platypuses, penguins, tropical fish and much more.

While there why not head next door to the Sydney Wildlife World? After you have met the inhabitants of Australia’s oceans, meet our fury and ferocious friends on land!

For more information, visit their website.

 

Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Experience animal conservation in action at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary and take an active part in our breed, rescue and protect programme. Meet our Little Penguins in our NEW Penguin Cove, be charmed by ‘Sea Biscuit’, our rescued Green Sea Turtle, and see Murdoch and Freckles, two captive bred Grey Nurse Sharks.

Come face to face with huge critically endangered Grey Nurse Sharks, sea turtles, stingrays and a vast array of other marine life with Shark Dive Xtreme. The 2.5 hour experience includes a 30 minute dive in Shark Harbour, the 4 million litre ocean tank.  Friends and family are able to watch all the action from the underwater viewing tunnel. Shark Dive Xtreme is great for first time and experienced divers. All equipment is supplied, just bring swimmers and a towel.  Optional in-water photos are available to view and purchase following the dive. 

Located just 200m from Manly Wharf, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary will inspire you to become a passionate protector of marine animals.

For more information, visit their website.

 

Queensland

SeaWorld, Main Beach

Sea World is an aquatic amusement park with great rides, fantastic shows, extensive dinning, great exibits, and more! Check out one of the many daily live, staged and 3D shows. Sea World also offers Whale Watching, Helicopter Rides, Cruises and more!

The exhibits include: Penguin Encounter, Shark Bay, Polar Bear Shores, Penguin Paradise, Ray Reef, Dolphin Nursery Pool, Rescue Point Lighthouse, and the Seabird Rehabilitation Aviary.

For more information, visit their website.

 

Underwater World, Mooloolaba

A multi-award winning attraction, providing visitors with 8 unique zones to explore. View giant sharks, stingrays, sawfish, and tropical reef fish and view the shark feeding or watch a shark dive from the Oceanarium.

The most popular attraction is the seal and otter show. Thier other unique interactions include; Shark Dives, Seal Swims, Encounters and Kisses, Behind the Scenes Tours, and Otter Encounter.

For more information, visit their website.

 

Reef HQ Aquarium, Townsville

The world’s largest living coral reef aquarium, this is a must see attraction! Over 100,000 visitors experience the wonder of getting up close and personal with the reef each year.

Their goal is to make The Great Barrier Reef accessible to everybody, “to inspire all to care for the future of the Great Barrier Reef.”

For more information, visit their website.

 

Western Australia

Aquarium of Western Australia

Take an underwater journey and discover Western Australia’s incredible and unique marine life. The facility is divided into the Great Southern Coast, Perth Coast, Marmion Marine Park, Shipwreck Coast, and Far North; each reflecting the marine environments and marine life of the region.

Check out: Australia’s largest aquarium and underwater tunnel, the world’s largest collection of Western Australian marine life, the beautiful living coral reefs, giant sharks, rays, and turtles.

For more information, visit their website.

 

Victoria

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Home to thousands of aquatic animals, this is an entertaining and educational experience, with four worlds to discover! Visit the sub-Antarctic penguins in Antarctica, experience the truly Weird & Wonderful, travel from River to Reef, and be amazed by Sharks Alive.

Daily animal feeding, dive presentations, Penguin Passport, Access All Areas Tour, Fish Feeding, Shark Walker and Shark Dive, this is sure to be an experience you wont soon forget!

For more information, visit their website.

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