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Seahorse World, Beauty Point

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Zoo / Aquarium
Learn all about seahorses at Seahorse World, a conservation center for these undersea inhabitants. Take a guided tour that includes visits to the Cave of the Seahorse--featuring sea dragons, seahorses, and pipefish--and the world's first seahorse farm, which breeds and raises these sea creatures. During the tour, you can feed and touch seahorses in designated pools. Make sure you also stop into the Wonders of the Southern Ocean Aquarium, which includes weedy sea dragons, sharks, giant cuttlefish, and a touch pool that provides a hands-on experience with aquatic life. To visit Seahorse World and other attractions in Beauty Point, use our Beauty Point vacation planner.
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  • This is a MUST SEE for everybody visiting the Launceston area. The guided tour only takes about half an hour and shows of the work that the people concerned are doing with various seahorses. We got to...  more »
  • The centre tour was brilliant with an insight into the breeding of seahorses. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and he made us coffees! What more could you want. We purchased a triple pas...  more »
  • This visit became a very pleasant surprise; thereare tours on the hour and we had a highly enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide who offered everything one could need as an introduction to this very in...  more »
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  • Seahorse World is not an aquarium but a commercial seahorse farm. You cannot visit the farm by yourself but you have to take a guided tour. Don't expect fancy aquariums because you will see large breeding tubs with next to no decoration. After the farm part there was a room with some interesting species like sea dragons and some small sharks. In this rooms there was also a touch and feel part where seahorses were taken from the water and passed around for photos . As an animal lover this broke my heart. I feel they should separate the showing and farming part and leave out the touch and feel part. Although no animals get hurt they belong in the water not in our hands.
  • We really loved our tour here. The tour guide did a really good job with informing us and even let people of any age touch seahorses in the hands on tank. It wasn't all seahorses, they had crabs, sharks and fish which was really good to incorporate into the tour. We would definitely recommend this to anyone coming here. (Tip: Get a triple pass to save money on other attractions nearby.)
  • I never knew much about seahorse but I learnt a lot more by going here. Nice people
  • At best it is seahorse farm,not a seahorse world. Don't go there if you have any compassion to animals.
  • Worth a visit but don't expect anything too spectacular. Interesting to hear the talks. Some big fish are in tiny aquariums that was quite sad to see.