Where is it: Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast
Why we love it: It’s a really interesting marine park set in wonderful Mooloolaba!
Tell me more: A family trip to the Sunshine Coast is not complete without visiting SEALIFE Sunshine Coast (formerly Underwater World) - an awesome little aquarium and marine park! For almost 30 years Sea Life Sunshine Coast has been educating and entertaining with their magnificent collection of marine animals - there are a number of different tanks which house all sorts of different creatures – from star fish, jelly fish, all sorts of marine and freshwater fish, seals, otters, crocodiles and sharks. There are so many different things to see in the range of different aquariums and the magnificent glass-covered walkway underneath the shark tank - including 3 very impressive grey nurse sharks called ‘Pallas’, ‘Patchy’ and ‘Huey’. In December 2019 we welcomed some new arrivals to SEALIFE – the Little Blue Penguin zone houses a colony of little blue penguins (also known as fairy penguins). And it’s not just looking, you can also touch some of the star fish, feed a seal or even (if you’re game), go diving with sharks!
School holidays are even more fun as SEALIFE regularly put on special themed exhibitions and events for these peak times – you can check out some of the exhibits that we've visited here.
We love aquariums, and this one is great fun for all the family - it’s always a lovely and fun atmosphere, and it’s definitely worthy of a visit!
Amenities: Good amenities as expected, including a couple of food options! 👍👍👍
Parking: Parking available but this place (especially during the holidays) gets busy! 👍👍
Access: Good access throughout the facility! 👍👍👍👍
Best for: It's great for the whole family – the little guys will absolutely love the themed exhibits! 👍👍👍👍
Summary: One of our favourite places to visit – great for sparking an interest of marine life in the minds of our little guys! 👍👍👍👍
Hints: Plan your visit – the layout could be a little confusing on your first visit and you don’t want to miss anything!
Launch of Little Blue Penguins (Dec 2019)
Finding Dory and friends Official Opening
National Tooth Fairy Day Feb-2019
New Sharks at Sea Life (April 2018)
Brisbane Family Explorers