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10 Aug 2018 16:35:10
Trying to find the best Melbourne attractions to visit this weekend? Stop right there, because you’ve found it! Whether you’re visiting Melbourne yourself or you’re a local looking for somewhere to take tourists in Melbourne, SEA LIFE is one of the best attractions in town. Here are six reasons why:
Take a walk through Mermaid Garden and our 80 metre long glass tunnel. It feels just like you’re walking along the ocean floor as you soak up the breathtaking views of giant sharks, rays and hundreds of other multi-coloured marine creatures swimming by in the 2.2 million litre Oceanarium around you.
Explore the depths of the Port Phillip Bay from the convenience of Melbourne's CBD. In our unique marine zone, Bay of Rays, journey beneath the surface of iconic Port Phillip Bay, where you will encounter some of the graceful marine creatures that ordinarily reside well out of eye-sight. Gaze at the graceful Fiddler rays and other residents including the iconic Port Jackson shark. The crawl-through heads up display provides the perfect opportunity for kids to peek into the fascinating underwater world of Port Phillip Bay!
For some hands on action, head to the Touch and Feel Rockpool where you can touch sea stars and shark eggs, as well as learn about the different species that lie beneath the waves. For example, did you know there are over 2000 species of sea stars in the world?
Our shark dive experience is one of the few in the world where you are guaranteed an underwater encounter with sharks. Dive straight in to the Oceanarium (yes, that’s right - no cages here), and come face-to-face with giant fish, massive stingrays and more than 10 species of sharks – some not found in any other aquarium in the world!
A Penguin Passport is your one-way ticket to one of the most unique Melbourne experiences. Rugged up in sub-Antarctic snow gear, you’ll head behind the scenes where you’ll get to see the food preparation area and vet lab and then hop on the ice and hang out with our colony of King and Gentoo Penguins. How cool is that?!
We’re a Melbourne attraction that cares deeply about oceans and marine creatures; we want all our visitors to love the ocean and all the creatures in it as much as we do. Our vision is a world where our oceans are healthy and properly protected, which is why Education is central to our aquarium experience.
We are always looking for new ways we can help protect the environment. Our partnership with the SEA LIFE Trust means that through innovative conservation campaigns; scientific research and inspiring education, we champion for plastic-free oceans, sustainable fishing practices, effective Marine Protected Areas and an end to over-exploitation of marine life through world class captive breeding programs. Not only will you, or your Melbourne visitors, have a great time at our Aquarium, you can feel good on the inside about a trip to SEA LIFE Melbourne.