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Not to be confused with the SeaWorld chain in the United States, Australia's Sea World Theme Park offers a mix of massive marine animal exhibits, dazzling shows, and thrilling rides. See how dolphins care for their young at the Dolphin Nursery Pool, observe penguins on land and underwater at Penguin Encounter, and get up close with sharks at Shark Bay. Polar Bear Shores serves as Australia's only polar-bear exhibit, and Ray Reef contains over 100 rays for you to feed. The seal show has an engaging storyline with both seals and humans acting it out. The rides area includes both thrilling roller coasters such as Sea Viper and children's adventure areas like Beach Break Bay. Plan to see Sea World Theme Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Gold Coast trip maker tool .
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Sea World Theme Park Reviews
Two enclosures for the Polar Bears so swapped between them all day. Normal sea animals to be seen as well. Good amount of rides to keep the kids entertained. I did the behind the scenes Polar Bear exp... more »
Such a great place, I could just go down to the aquarium and sit for hours, so beautiful and peaceful more »
We stayed at Seaworld Resort and went to Seaworld everyday for a few hours. This was great, the first day we watched the dolphin show and the Jet Ski show - both work watching. We then wandered back a... more »
I would give no stars if I could. Utterly shocked that such a place still exists in this country. You have amazing places to go and see dolphins in the ocean. Why would come here & support this - nothing short of animal abuse. Kept enslaved in small chlorinated tanks, drugged & starved to make them perform - despicable. Not entertainment, not educational except as an example of how NOT to treat animals. Shameful Australia! EMPTY THE TANKS. CAPTIVITY KILLS.
Awesome holiday location for the family. Some of the facilities may be a little long in the tooth, but really outshone by the awesome animal shows (especially the dolphins) and the jet ski show. Also nice to have a couple of good rides for the adrenaline junkies of the family. Was impressed by the shark tank as well - very big and lots of sharks and fish.
Yes. You need to go. Everyone needs to go. This place is so damn interesting and entertaining for all ages. We managed to book the aquarium swim (snorkel with rays, sharks etc) and I must say...I would do it again, in fact everyday. It gives you a complete new outlook as to the sea and the animals that exist within. Animals we would classify as dangerous and deadly are only so because we don't know how to treat them/react when in their world. Anyway, enough banging on about that...the jet ski show is very entertaining. I never knew such moves could be conducted without someone dying, but I was wrong. The dolphin show is also very interesting...they are such smart animals, get me every time. Its a huge place so I suggest you dedicate most of the day to it. Plenty of cafes to buy food/drink so you wont have to worry about bringing anything. Certainly gives you new perspective and awareness as to marine life, I would highly recommend.
We had a great time at Sea World. Perfect place for young kids. The sea life shows were great and the aquarium was amazing. Yes they are trying to make cash off you every step of the way (it is run by the same organisation that charges you $20 for a coke and popcorn at the movies!!) but if you pack a lunch and some water bottles you will be right. Our little ones loved the splash park and the monorail too. Go to the park to see the dolphins..don't go if you are seeking roller coaster rides.
We had so much fun at Sea World, it's a wonderful park to take your family to. We enjoyed the shows and the park itself, but we did not go on any of the rides because our son is only 2. The dolphin show is not to be missed. Take a towel and bathers for your little one as playing in the water is one of the most entertaining activities for them. If you go to Gold Coast with your toddler and have to choose between Movie World and Sea World I would definitely choose Sea World. I gave it 4 stars because the food you find in there is mostly junk food, there is not much choice for toddlers and when you are on a vacation you don't want them to eat junk food all day every day. This is not a problem at Sea World only, but because it is a place where you can spend most of the day and where so many families bring their children, I feel like there should be more healthy options. There are more ways to cook food and chips should not be the only side you can choose for a dish. Especially when Sea World wants to be an educational place as well.
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