Sharks, seals, otters, turtles and more all live in this their acquatic home - Underwater World, Mooloolababa.
When it was first opened in 1989 it contained amongst other things an Oceanarium complete with a moving walkway and a 2,500,000 litre tank filled with 3 different types of sharks along with eels and other interesting beings. For those afraid of snorkelling or scuba diving this is a most interesting way to view these ocean creatures.
Now 23 years later this area has been renovated like a lot of homes in Brisbane. The new look shark venue will be opened September 22 and if you pre-book your tickets online you will receive 25% off plus you will get priority entry. Four new themed zones have also been added to peak our curiosity.
Even without the shark tanks the place was filled with people of all ages on the weekend. With many things to look at everyone was able to find something of interest.
There are 8 different zones at the moment, each one with wonderful names to entice you. Touch and Tell, Weird and Wonderful, Fresh and Freaky are just a few and you will find the inquisitive roaming from one area to the next. It is easy to be taken in by not only the colours and textures of these amazing sea dwellers but also the interesting facts that come along with them.
DId you know that when barramundi are born they are all male? When they reach 8 or 9 years old they all turn into females. You've got to wonder how they do that. You can almost ask them as they swim right up to your face on the other side of the glass in their tank. These fish are of monstrous proportions and there seems to be hundreds of them.
Should you go to Underwater World before the new zones are open they have discounted their prices. There is pricing for Adults, Children, Concession and they also have a Family rate. For more information visit the Underwater World website.
In the mean time you can still go and enjoy the ever comical seal show with the different types of harbour and fur seals. The otters are cute as ever and the long neck turtles are an oddity with the length of their necks. There are also 15 other talks and shows for you to take in while you are there.
Bring your curiosity and check out the changes at Underwater World.