As the name suggests, the Sunshine Coast is subtropical, warm and relaxed, making it a rich haven for adventure, sun and sand all year round. From spectacular beaches, to breathtaking hinterland it’s a great holiday destination for families looking for an unforgettable escape.
1. Sea Life Aquarium Sunshine Coast
Sea Life Aquarium Sunshine Coast
is the perfect place for discovery and fun learning for your little ones. Home to an abundance of sea life including turtles, sharks and penguins – it’s a great place to engage inquisitive minds. It’s hit the top of our list due to the variety of exhibits and discovery options available, plus the dedication of the team to conserving marine life.
Perhaps like us, you’d like to amplify your visit with additional experiences and sea life encounters. Dial up the cuteness and meet a colony of Little Blue Penguins (each cheeky creature has its own unique personality), help with feeding time and learn about their habits and daily routines. Or perhaps a face to face underwater encounter at Seal Island where you can shake flippers with a seal whilst learning all about their care from the dedicated team.
You can of course see all these creatures and more by exploring the amazing Ocean Tunnel and open exhibits. The kids will be especially captivated by the interactive Tidal Touchpool, where they can roll up their sleeves to gently touch an array of marine life, including sea stars and sea cucumbers.
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast takes families on an underwater adventure where they can get up close with a multitude of weird and wonderful marine creatures. From the adorable little blue penguins to the cheeky seals to the magnificent sharks, there are so many sea creatures to discover on your journey through the aquarium. We also offer a range of experiences where families can get even closer to the aquatic animals. One of these experiences is our new Penguin Encounter, which gives guests the opportunity to venture inside the penguin exhibit to feed the birds and meet our keepers, - Quinn Clarke, General Manager at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
5. Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort
When travelling as a family it’s essential to balance kids entertainment whilst also ensuring parents get a chance to relax and enjoy their holiday too, on this the Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort
definitely delivers! Kids can lose themselves in the myriad of entertainment options including mini golf, fish feeding and splashing about in kayaks. During the school holidays there’s also a dedicated program of events, fun and games too, so it’s recommended to book early to avoid disappointment during these peak travel times. Whilst the kids are occupied, adults can escape to the Day Spa and select from the list of lush treatments on offer. Once fully cleansed and relaxed, flop down at the saltwater lagoon for some serious vitamin sea.
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