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Seahorse World, Beauty Point

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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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  • Unfortunately we were not able to do the full tour as we ran out of time. However, we were able to do a mini version (at a discounted price) and it was fantastic. We learnt a lot about the seahorse an...  more »
  • Wonderful to see the aquarium and learn all about the seahorses and to visit the nursery where there were babies of different ages and sizes. Loads of other marine life to see too. Great staff, all ve...  more »
  • We were driving past and decided to check it out. Well priced for the tour at $20 (we got a voucher for $2 off in the local travel mag). Interesting information although it would be good if there were...  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.