Melbourne is the perfect place for a fun-filled city holiday, with family-friendly properties like the centrally located Crown Hotels perfectly positioned as a home base for a myriad of urban adventures. One of the most exciting activities in town is a trip to SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, home to thousands of intriguing aquatic creatures, including one of the continent’s biggest saltwater crocodiles. So, grab the kids and stroll beneath gliding sharks and experience interactive undersea adventures in exotic locales from tropical ocean depths to the otherworldly undersea environs of Antarctica.
Worlds of Wonder
With new discovery zones, a thrilling stingray feeding experience and exciting behind-the-scene tours, award-winning SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is one of the city’s most beloved attractions. Meet massive sharks, mingle with perky penguins, get up close to gigantic saltwater crocs or set out across the North Pole’s icy tundra; it’s all in a day’s adventure at this award-winning attraction.
From sharks and stingrays to giant sea turtles, kids love to watch big sea animals eat. Sign up for the exclusive stingray feed and thrill at the sight of massive, graceful stingrays popping up right next to you while aquarists hand-feed them. Check feeding and talk schedules in all zones from the Croc Lair to Shipwreck Explorer for a thrilling learning experience.
Shark Dive Xtreme
Experience the heart-stopping thrill of getting up close and personal with some of the deep’s scariest denizens without cages. No diving experience is necessary; you’ll get some basic SCUBA instruction from fully qualified instructors before taking the plunge into the massive Oceanarium and coming face-to-face with some of the world’s most feared species.
Crocs, Corals and Seahorses
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium invites you into the incredible Croc Lair exhibit, home to Pinjarra, one of the continent’s biggest saltwater crocs. Be amazed by life on a vibrant, colorful coral reef where an eye-popping floor-to-ceiling display is bursting with exotic creatures and intriguing coral formations. SEA LIFE is also home to the world’s largest seahorse and sea dragon collection, the perfect way to learn about these tiny, mysterious creatures.
Take a Trip Under the Bay or Through the Rainforest
Plumb the depths of Melbourne’s Port Philip Bay at Bay of Rays, where you’ll meet such fascinating marine denizens as the elephant shark, shovelnose ray and the Port Jackson shark, named after Sydney Harbour. Rainforest Adventure is an interactive highlight with a dry touch pool and amazing exhibits of bizarre bugs, turtles, lungfish and exotic frogs.
Glass Bottom Boat Tour
All aboard for the ride of a lifetime on SEA LIFE’s brand new glass bottom boat tours, setting sail across the massive 2.2-million-liter Oceanarium. Float over sharks, groupers, rays and all manner of majestic sea creatures while your guide fills you in on their intriguing habits.
Suit up in your coziest Antarctic snow gear for an unforgettable expedition out onto the icy tundra for a visit with the aquarium’s regal King and cheeky Gentoo penguins. Learn about how this state-of-the-art exhibit maintains its sub-zero temps, providing the ideal environment for these unique and entertaining creatures.
Behind the Scenes
Animal-loving kids of all ages will delight in exclusive behind-the-scene tours, where you’ll get up close and personal with so many of the aquarium’s fascinating creatures. Tours also include a look at the vet lab, dive zone and food preparation areas.