Melbourne Trip 2019 ~ SEA LIFE Melbourne
Located on the banks of the Yarra River and opposite the Crown Casino, SEA LIFE Melbourne is home to thousands of sea creatures. Being Australia’s most integrated oceanic ecosystem, visitors can catch sight of more than 10,000 sea creatures found all the way from Australia to the freezing waters of Antarctica including massive sharks, playful turtles, funny stingrays, colourful tropical fish and corals, and much, much more. SEA LIFE Melbourne is also home to the mighty saltwater crocodile and a rainforest feature that holds some unique Australian wildlife like the lungfish, snakes and lizards.
Since we had kid (and a six months plus old baby ◔_◔) in our group, hubby thought that this place would be one of the best family activities to do in Melbourne. We booked our ticket via Klook which offered a rather attractive price.
Lockers at the entrance. SEA LIFE Melbourne is wheelchair friendly and wheelchairs may be borrowed from the admissions area. It is also pram accessible with changing facilities available. Food is available at the Adventurer’s Cafe located right beside the Coral Atoll floor.
There are 11 themed zones of discovery (Discovery Rockpools, Coral Caves, Mermaid Garden, Seahorse Pier, Shipwreck Explorer, Interactive Wonder Wall, Coral Atoll, Bay of Rays, Crocodile Lair, Rainforest Adventure and Penguin Playground) spanning levels in the SEA LIFE Melbourne and and each focuses on a different part of the underwater and aquatic world,l ranging from mangroves and the shallows where you’ll see starfish and cuttlefish, to coral reefs full of colour-rich creatures such as jellyfish and where you’ll be able to “find Nemo”, to massive crocodiles. This is a photos loaded post and shall I just let them tell you my experience? Let’s go!
Discovery Rockpools which you’re welcome to get your hands wet. You may touch the sea stars and shark eggs (the one hubby was holding).
Feast your eyes on the beauty of thousands of sea creatures at SEA LIFE Melbourne.
Spot Sam? It is one of the crawl-through areas which allowing kids to pop their head into the tank from underneath. Imagine you’re part of the ocean, swimming with fishes within the colourful coral reef.
Jellyfishes, the dancing fairies.
There are quite a number of interactive areas where little ones can learn or play through sensory experience and one of them is the Interactive Wonder Room. Visitors can experience multiple interactive activities with the digital installation inspired by underwater movement.
The seated theater and the oceanarium. I can sit here for hours, watching those amazing sea creatures swimming leisurely under the water.
Walk underwater through the glass viewing tunnels, you will be mere inches away from some of the most magnificent creatures in the world.
Stingrays with funny and cute human face expressions.b (｡♥‿♥｡)
For an additional fee, you can also strap on some scuba gear and immerse yourself into the tank and scuba dive along side the sharks.
Coral Atoll with a floor-to-ceiling fish bowl host to a huge range of colourful fish and coral.
Croc Lair – home to one of Australia’s largest saltwater crocodiles.
Meet the majestic Pinjarra, the 50 plus-year-old saltwater crocodile that weighing 750 kilograms from Queensland. It didn’t make any movement at all when we was there and I really thought it was fake at a glance.
I was thinking of ex-PM’s wife’s mega expensive Hermès Birkin Crocodile Bag. (⋟﹏⋞)
Rainforest Adventure – In this area, you will find all number of rainforest animals from turtles to snakes, lizards, frogs and more.
4D Cinema experience
An icy enclosure with majestic King and Gentoo Penguins. It was a fun experience watching them waddling across the snow and ice, and gracefully gliding through the water. I also spotted how fast the Gentoo Penguins can swim which can reach 36 km/h!
Kids were playing with the “snow” happily.
Check out the daily talk and feeding times if have plan to visit this place. To enhance your experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne, you can also join extra paid activities such as Shark Dive Xtreme, Penguin Passport, Glass Bottom Boat and VIP Tours.
Verdict: Our visit to SEA LIFE Melbourne indeed an excellent, educational and completely engaging experience where both kids and adults enjoyed immensely.
SEA LIFE Melbourne
King St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia.
Tel: +61 1800 026 576
Mon – Fri: 10.00am to 5.00pm, last admission: 4.00pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: 10.00am to 5.30pm, last admission: 4.30pm
How to get there:
Train: five minute walk from either Flinders or Southern Cross train stations.
Tram: The Sea Life Melbourne tram stop is located on Flinders Street, directly out the front of the attraction. It services routes 70 and 75, and the free City Circle Tram.
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