REVIEW: SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is located in Mooloolaba on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, just 1 hour north of Brisbane.
My family and I decided to go to the Sunshine Coast and on the way to our final destination we planned a trip to SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast at Mooloolaba. We had not been for a year or so, and we wanted to visit again. Our children, now 3, 5 and 7 have always loved visiting and seeing all the ‘sea creatures’.
Hands on interactive underwater fun
What you first notice about SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, once you enter, is the interactivity they’ve embedded throughout the aquarium. From the minute you walk in the door you get to touch and hold sea stars, sea cucumbers and other under water friends. If you have kids who like to touch – they’ll be just fine here! The expert staff are on hand to help you all enjoy the experience adventure!
There are so many new and varied displays and tanks with any manner of underwater friends from the Little Blue Penguins, Seahorse Sanctuary, Ocean Tunnel, Tidal Touchpool, Coastal Wreck, Seal Island (personal favourite), Jellyfish Kingdom and Shipwreck Shores. See them all by clicking here.
There are also numerous presentations and talks by the expert staff – again, my favourite, the Seal Presentation!
Get up close and personal with the animals
You can book an ‘up close and personal’ adventure with the penguins or seals or book your next birthday party there!
The newest exhibit at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast features the Little Blue Penguins, who arrived at the aquarium late 2019. In addition to visiting the penguins on your journey through the aquarium, you can now step inside the Little Blue Penguins’ habitat for a Penguin Encounter! This unique experience allows you to meet the cheeky birds up close, hand feed them a fishy feast, go on a behind the scenes tour and discover how the team cares for the colony.
Master 7 has put together a short video of his visit with his comments and suggestions: