SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
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Amusement & Theme ParksZoosAquariums
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
No trip to the Sunshine Coast is complete without visiting SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast (formerly Underwater World), a multi-award winning, all weather visitor attraction. Situated right at The Wharf in Mooloolaba, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is home to thousands of marine and freshwater animals – including sharks, seals, penguins, stingrays, tropical fish and more. Explore 11 fun and interactive animal zones – across three levels, including the tidal touch pool, seahorse sanctuary, jellyfish kingdom and take a look at our Jawsome Sharks in the 80m Ocean Tunnel. With different fun talks and animal feeds, including the family favourite seal show, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Enola M
    1 contribution
    When we finally got into Sea Life it was enjoyable
    Mooloolaba was too busy it took us 45 minutes to find a Car Park as Sea Life doesn't have it's own carpark. We are locals so we do understand the parking. We were about to go home but we had purchased tickets online and didn't want to waste the money. We were circling Mooloolaba Carparks. ( Frustrating) Parking wasn't available. :(((((
    Visited February 2023
    Written 17 February 2023
  • Jacqueline C
    1 contribution
    Unbelievable
    We had booked to do the behind scene but do to unfortunate circumstances we could not make it on time They would not refund my money or reschedule for another day. The reason I was given was it would be booked out. But on the phone I was told I could reschedule I hope they love the tip they got
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 September 2023
  • jenw9112016
    Forster, Australia58 contributions
    Underwater World
    This place is amazing. My daughter is animal orientated so it was great to see her having so much fun. A huge range of sealife to see and the seal show in the main auditorium was hilarious and informative. The keepers are expert at training and handling performing animals. The other enclosures were beautifully kept, especially the little penguins who were playful and noisy! My favourite part was the underwater tunnel. It is the closest I will ever get to a shark! Highly recommended!
    Hi there, thanks for taking the time to leave a 4-star review! Fantastic to read of your amazing day out here in the aquarium! The Seal Presentation is a family favourite, I'm glad to hear it made quite the impression! Thank you for visiting, we hope to see you again soon! The SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast team
    Written 12 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 October 2023
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hungryhopper121
3 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
The aqualife was very diverse and lively. My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our day out with a lot of wonderment. The penguin enclosures were however a bit smelly which was offputting. All in all though, a fun day out!
Written 4 November 2023
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Dream35031817494
Mooloolaba, Australia4 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Friends
What amazing staff they have at Sea Life Sunshine Coast.An awesome day out with the ocean creatures!
Sally gave a us a detailed tour of the sea jellies.Her knowledge was incredible.We will be attending again 😊☝️
Written 10 October 2023
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Hi Dream, thanks for leaving this amazing 5-star review! Amazing to hear that Sally provided an exceptional tour for you. We will the pass the feedback onto her Thank you for visiting, we hope to see you again soon! The SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast team
Written 12 October 2023
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jenw9112016
Forster, Australia58 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Family
This place is amazing. My daughter is animal orientated so it was great to see her having so much fun. A huge range of sealife to see and the seal show in the main auditorium was hilarious and informative. The keepers are expert at training and handling performing animals. The other enclosures were beautifully kept, especially the little penguins who were playful and noisy! My favourite part was the underwater tunnel. It is the closest I will ever get to a shark! Highly recommended!
Written 7 October 2023
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Hi there, thanks for taking the time to leave a 4-star review! Fantastic to read of your amazing day out here in the aquarium! The Seal Presentation is a family favourite, I'm glad to hear it made quite the impression! Thank you for visiting, we hope to see you again soon! The SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast team
Written 12 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jacqueline C
1 contribution
Sep. 2023 • Family
We had booked to do the behind scene but do to unfortunate circumstances we could not make it on time
They would not refund my money or reschedule for another day. The reason I was given was it would be booked out. But on the phone I was told I could reschedule
I hope they love the tip they got
Written 29 September 2023
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Ccoll45
Brisbane, Australia46 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Family
Wanted to take our 18 month old to Sealife to see what her reaction would be. Went late in the day, there was no seal show on but still the price was $47 an adult (18 month old free).

Thought this was a bit rich especially when there was no show on. Won’t be back and won’t be recommending to others. Far too expensive and not that interesting for the price.
Written 19 September 2023
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Hey Ccoll45, Thanks for your visit and for taking the time to leave a review. Sorry to hear you were disappointed with the pricing of the visit. While we do feed thousands of animals, we try not to pass along too much of this cost to our guests. We hope you had a chance to catch one of the daily Seal Presentations or the talks throughout the attraction. We also offer discounted tickets outside of school holiday periods. If you would like to leave any further feedback, please don't hesitate to reach out; SLSCReservations@merlinentertainments.com.au
Written 20 September 2023
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Jade
9 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Friends
Visiting Australia and my friend wanted to come back to the sea life aquarium as they had visited a few years before. The tickets are quite overpriced for the experience in my opinion, the aquarium could use some modernising to maximise the space and experience and reflect cost. We finished the experience in under 2 hours. The gift shop was also quite expensive. The food on offer was good and reasonably priced. The aquarium appeared to be targeted towards children as opposed to all ages. However the do have a wide range of sea creatures to see which is worthwhile! The seal show was impressive as the keepers clearly have bonds with the animals but again more targeted at children then all ages. The best part was the underwater tunnel and being able to see different sea life living together. The sea life aquarium does have a great ethos and mission to preserve, rehabilitate and care for sealife which is admirable and comforting to know when you visit.
Written 12 August 2023
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Jowe E
9 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
On a rainy day we decided to check Sea Life out. I must admit, I enjoyed it more here than the Sydney one.
We loved the layout and most especially the seal show.
A definite must to checkout when in sunshine coast
Written 28 July 2023
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Ren I
Sydney, Australia10 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
Small sea life aquarium. However my family and I quiet enjoyed it.
Highlights were the entry viewing of life sea animals.
The seals show was also very cute.
Written 10 July 2023
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Reid R
1 contribution
Jan. 2023
My son was excited to visit sea life, we arrived just before the show started.we bought tickets to have his pic taken at the show as well,unfortunately he became sick about 2 minutes into the show, we had to quickly leave as he felt a seizure coming on… he is epileptic.I did ask that a refund be given for the purchase of the pic as he was not going to be able to have it done,that was an episode in itself as we had to go through multiple people to get permission. We didn’t get the refund, I rang about a week later to their head office, they too couldn’t tell me wether or not I could have a refund for pics that were never taken. I was told that they would enquire and they would get back to me in a couple of days. Never received a response from their head office. I called again and was told I would receive a call in a couple of days. What do you know it never happened. I wasn’t asking for a full refund even though we spent a total of about 10 minutes there just refund for a pic that never happened. Very poor management at sea life underwater world and even worse for their head office.
Written 14 May 2023
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Hi Navigate744615, Thank you for your review and we are sorry to read that your experience with us fell short of your expectations. If you'd like to, please get in contact with our photo department at sc.aquarium@magicmemories.com, so we can look into what went wrong and how we might be able to sort it out. Best wishes, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Team
Written 24 May 2023
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Katsnacks
Byron Bay, Australia24 contributions
May 2023 • Family
Not sure why people have writing negative reviews, sealife aquarium was great!
The talks by the staff were very interesting and informative, they also took their time showing our children all the sea life in the aquariums. Super friendly and lovely staff really made a great day even better.
Lots of sea life to explore, and the seal show was so cute! Afterwards our daughter got a photo with a seal!
Written 3 May 2023
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