About Sea World
How to Reach Sea World
There are 5 ways to travel from the Gold Coast Airport to Sea World –
Best Time to Visit Sea World
What Not to Miss at Sea World
You can enjoy the following exhibitions at Sea World:
See the gigantic white-furred land mammals closely through the large viewing windows. Observe their habitat, watch them swim gracefully in the water, and see them do other playful activities. Sea World Gold Coast is home to four polar bears, twins Hudson & Nelson, mum Liya and cub Mishka.
Don’t get disappointed if you did not see the bears, they have the choice to come and go from the exhibit as many times as they want. You are free to come again and visit them.
2. Sandy Shores Lagoon
Watch the bottlenose Dolphins interact and play with each other at the Sea World’s three large lagoons. These lagoons are home to these beautifully incredible mammals, which were rescued but are not able to be released back to the ocean.
3. Seal Harbour
The seal harbour exhibit is a perfect place to watch the seals sun, splash, and play. The glass partitions and boardwalks at Sea World Gold Coast makes it easy to get close and personal to these long-nosed furry mammals. The harbour comprises sandy bottoms, crystal clear waters, and naturalistic play areas.
4. Sea Jellies Illumination
It is not easy to locate sea Jellies in water but Sea World Gold Coast gives you a mesmerised experience of watching these beauties with special illuminated backdrops. This interactive exhibit helps you to learn about these amazing creatures in a working research laboratory from Griffith University.
5. Penguin Point
The exhibit is home to the smallest penguin species in the world – Little Penguins. Gain educational insights of these beautiful flightless birds as you watch them dive, swim, burrow, and playfully interact with each other. The semi-covered glass boardwalks at Sea World gold Coast are sure to give you a real and personal experience.
6. Shark Bay
It is one of the largest man-made tropical reef lagoon. The huge transparent windows give an opportunity to explore life beneath the ocean’s surface. It is a hypnotising moment to watch the massive predators come face-to-face and glide past you.
The exhibit has two levels, which offer both underwater and above water viewing experience of the sharks. Shark Bay also comprises an interactive touch pool, a snorkel lagoon, and a shark pool full of these awe-inspiring beauties.
7. Ray Reef
Ray Reef at Sea World Gold Coast is an interactive exhibit, which comprises a large touch pool where you can touch these majestic creatures and watch them glide through. The live educational program at the exhibit runs throughout the day and helps you to understand Ray fish' role in the ocean’s ecosystem.
8. Seabird Rehabilitation Aviary
It is an outdoor Seabird exhibit where you can visit the rescued Seabirds for whom Sea World Gold Coast is their home. The birds in this open-air aviary have been nursed and made healthy by the expert experienced staff of Sea World.
Many of these Seabirds cannot return to the wilderness due to the disabilities caused in them by fishing nets and lines. The Sea World Gold Coast rescue team has conducted successful rescues of over 1300 birds.
Animals at Sea World
1. Polar Bears
Polar Bears are carnivorous mammals with a population of only 22000 to 31000. An adult Polar Bear might weigh from 150kg to 800kg. Wild Polar Bears are found in Denmark, Norway, Russia, Canada, and the USA.
Dolphins are Piscivorous mammals that are found in warm, tropical, and cool oceans around the world. They are known to have intelligence like humans and can swim at a speed of over 30 kilometres per hour. Nearly 24% of the Dolphin species in the world are threatened.
Turtles are beautiful reptiles that can be herbivorous, carnivorous, and omnivorous depending on their species. They generally nestle in open waters, coasts, and reefs. There are seven wonderful species of turtles out of which six are found in Australian seawaters, however, approximately 86% of turtle species are endangered.
Rays are cartilaginous fishes, which are carnivorous in nature, with over 550 species of Ray fishes in 26 families. They are mostly found in the shallow water below 200 meters depth. Sandy bottoms, coastal mudflats, and coral reefs are their preferred habitats. Approximately 25% of these placid animals are in danger of extinction.
They are a group of elasmobranchs fish that are carnivorous in nature. There are 500 known species of sharks, out of which 25% species are nearly threatened. They can be found anywhere from a warm tropical climate to the cold polar environment. They can be located in waters less than one meter deep to 1000 meter deep. One interesting fact about sharks is that they keep growing rows of backup teeth.
Also known as Jellyfish these invertebrates are omnivorous in nature and can be discovered in every ocean of the world from the surface to the deep sea. In fact, some species are also found in freshwater.
These beautiful sea lions are carnivorous mammals and are found all over the world from frozen waters of the poles to tropical beaches in Hawaii and everywhere possible in between. Almost 32% of these species are under the danger of extinction. Sea World is home to four types of seals.
There are over 250 species of tropical fish including Clown Triggerfish, Blue Tang, and Humphead Maori Wrasse. Their habitats are coastal waters and tropical reefs. Humphead Maori Wrasse has threatened species, however, the status of many is not clear.
These beautiful birds settle in and adapt to life surrounded by an aquatic environment. There are over 300 beautiful species of seabirds worldwide, which vary significantly in psychology, behaviour, and lifestyle. Australian Pelican, Silver Gull, and Cormorant are some seabirds that have been rescued and found at Sea World.
These black and white piscivorous birds are found in Antarctica and Subantarctic islands. There are 18 species of penguins worldwide out of which three types of Penguins rehabilitated at Sea World are Gentoo Penguins, King Penguins, and Little Penguins. Sadly, 72% of these Penguin species are on the verge of extinction.
Shows & Presentations at Sea World
1. Seal Guardians Presentations
Timings: 10.15am and 2.30pm Daily
Timings: 12.30 PM daily; Closed currently
Venue: Sandy Shores Lagoon
Timings: 11.15 am and 3.30 pm daily
Timings: 10.45 am and 3.30 pm daily
Timings:10.45 am and 3.00 pm daily
Timings: 1.30 pm and 4.15 pm
Timings: Appearances between 10.15am to 3.30pm
Timings: There are shows throughout the day.
Timings: 12.00 pm daily
Timings: 11.00 AM and 1.45 PM daily
Venue: Nickelodeon Stage within Nickelodeon Land
Rides & Precincts at Sea World
1. Mild Thrill rides
The rides at Nickelodeon Land also have Meet and Greet Shows to keep the spirits of the children high. With no big twists and turns, these rides are absolutely safe and kids will undeniably have a whale of a time here!
Sky Fortress has five entertaining levels where you can climb, crawl and clamber your way through rope bridges. Moderate Thrill Rides are the real family rides as they entertain people of all ages.
Animal Adventures at Sea World
1. Dolphin Aqua Adventure Child
Age limits: 5 to 13 years
Age limit: 9+ years
Age limit: 5+ years
Age limit: 5+ years
Age Limit: 4+ years
Age limit: 8+ years
You can feed and swim with various seal species like Long-nosed fur seals, Australian sea lions or Californian sea lions and cherish these experiences for a lifetime.
Age Limit: 14+ years
Age limit: 14+ years
Age limit: 5+ years
Age limit: 4+ years
Age Limit: 8 - 14 years
Age: 8+ years
Age: 14+ years
Other Essential Information About Sea World
Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217, Australia
9.30 AM - 5.00 PM on all days
Facilities for visitors:
- Clean restrooms and showers
- Adequate changing rooms and safety lockers
- Disability Services include car parking, toilets and ramps
- Coin-operated lockers are available for hire. Cost ranges from $10 to $20 for a large size locker
- ATM / EFTPOS
- Lost and Found Services
- Complimentary Wheelchair Hire at a deposit of $20
- Stroller Hire available for $10 plus $10 as refundable deposit
- First Aid Centre with registered nurses on duty
- Price: $159.00
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Food at Sea World
1. Dockside Tavern
This spacious bar and restaurant located overlooking the Nickelodeon Land is the best place to much on fresh fish, chips, and gulp down a bottle of beer, wine or soft drinks.
This cafe is situated right at the main entrance and serves mouth watering renditions of seafood, crumbed fish & chips, prawns and calamari, and burger. If you are visiting SeaWorld with kids, this cafe could be your hunger savior.
Head to this cafe to satisfy your hunger between rides and activities with coffee, cakes, muffins and other snacks.
This coffee shop has the best coffee that you would fall in love with! At this place, you can enjoy a hot cup of coffee over some light snacks.
Serving delectable burgers and fries, this restaurant offers a sumptuous meal for that hungry you.
This pizza shack has all the classic flavors of freshly, daily made pizzas that can get you drooling over with its taste.
This parlor has mind-blowing collections of frozen treats to help you beat the heat.
The frozen coke served in this plaza in various flavors like Bubblegum, Raspberry, and Coca Cola are a true delight that is relished by both adults and children.
This parlor has a wide range of huge variety of creamy Streets Ice Creams that will keep the kids busy while the parents hop on to a ride!
Overlooking the Broadwater, this lounge restaurant serves filling lunch that will keep you recharged for the remainder of the day.
Fill your bottles here between the rides.
Shopping at Sea World
SeaWorld has a number of shops where visitors get inked with a temporary tattoo, grab colourful hair wraps, and get the photos from your rides printed and framed. To make the trip to SeaWorld more memorable, visitors can shop for souvenirs at SeaWorld Exit Shop and The Jelly Box.
While most of the shops are permanent, Nickelodeon Outfitters & Ride Photos is seasonal. The comprehensive list of shops at this park are -
Traveller's tips before visiting Sea World
- Do not forget to carry your ticket to the park. Park entry is not permitted without a ticket. However, you can buy a replacement pass at an additional cost of $5.00
- The barcode of the Sea World ticket cas to be downloaded from your booking confirmation mail. This barcode on your smartphone/tablet device can be used at entry as pass.
- Children under the age of 3 can enter the park free of charge.
- Adhere to height and weight restrictions of every ride to ensure your safety.
- Book your passes online to grab a deal.