Underwater World is one of the most iconic tourist destinations in Australia’s Sunshine Coast. It is also the biggest oceanarium in Queensland.
The number of marine species at the park gives you the opportunity to take a glimpse of Australia’s biodiversity. Whether you are fascinated by creatures above water, or really want to delve into marine life under water, this is your go-to place.
The family-friendly destination is perfect for the kids too, with 16 themed zones where they can have fun. Look out for the Pacific Reef and marvel at the different species of tropical fish, or head out to the Shark Shipwreck to enjoy a wet and wild adventure. Other zones of interest include The Turtle Temple, the Coral Cove and the Conservation Cove that highlights some of Underwater World’s efforts to protect marine species.
If you are looking for an opportunity to interact with the animals, there are 14 sessions held where you can listen to talks and even feed the animals! These learning sessions make a trip to this beautiful aquarium an excellent opportunity to discover more about marine life.
One of the most exciting things lately has been the renovation of the shark exhibit to bring to light the way sharks live and interact. In addition to this, the newly created Shipwreck Shores features an indoor play area on more than three levels to keep the kids occupied. Think the fun maze, the twisted slide for an exhilarating ride and the climbing frames.
You might also want to check out the Seal Island for an invigorating session of playing with the seals. This is the perfect way to experience the sound and smell of the seals. Make sure you meet the two newest members of the family at Seal Island: two sea lions, namely Katanya and Dunlop.
Underwater World also has a wide range of facilities that visitors can benefit from. Not only is the aquarium accessible for wheelchair users across its expanse, it is also ideal for those using strollers. Make your way to the Octopus Garden Café where you can enjoy a quick snack as you unwind. The café also serves healthy choices and lunch boxes for the little ones, so you need not worry about this.
The gift shop on location is yet another excellent facility, giving you the opportunity to get souvenirs as a reminder of a memorable trip to one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations. So, whether you want a fancy hat, or a stuffed toy or even an exquisite ink pen, the gift shop has got you covered.
Underwater World is a must visit if you plan to tour Queensland, perfect for a family getaway. Use the information below for a seamless trip.
Address: Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, Queensland, 4557
Opening hours: Opens daily from 1000 hours to 1700 hours.
Anzac Day, opens at 0130 hours.
Closed all day on Christmas Day
NB: The last admission is done 1 hour before respective closing hours.
Phone : 1800 618 021 (between 0900 hours and 1700 hours)
Ticket Price: Adult AUD 39, Child (3-14 years) AUD 26, Family AUD 109.99, Concession (students and Seniors) AUD 30. Online purchases are eligible to a discounted rate. Group rates also available.
Distance from Brisbane CBD : 100 kilometers