Exploring Sea Life
Passport at Melbourne Aquarium
Aquarium, Eureka Skydeck 88 and Old Melbourne Gaol
Aquarium has had a massive expansion in recent years and now houses
four different maritime experiences under one roof.
is situated on the banks of the Yarra River at the corner of Flinders
St and King St.
features King and Gentoo penguins in an environment very juch like
the frozen continent far to the south. There are interactive displays
with tonnes of information on Artactica and its harsh climate.
can also experience the life of an explorer and see how scientists
based in the Antarctic go about their daily lives.
Melbourne Aquarium has a replica of the Nella Dan - a huge icebreaker
- that you can walk through and you can watch penguins through an
underwater viewing area.
new Seahorse Pier gives visitors a rare look at the colourful habitats
of some of the most amazing underwater seacreatures on Earth.
Aquarium is home to a breeding programme for the astounding Weedy
Seadragon and other seahorses.
can also get to see seadragons and the largest seahorse of all,
the big-bellied seahorse.
third underwater world is the vibrant Coral Atoll, home to tropical
animals in an amzing floor-to-ceiling display. This colourful tropical
marineland is home to a variety of exotic animals, including eels,
sea stars and multi-coloured fish.
sharks are more your thing then go into the aquarium's panoramic
Fish Bowl viewing area. It has you right in the middle of the action
as you watch sharks, massive stingrays, turtles and thousands of
amazing marine animals.swim by.
are feeding dives and, for the very brave, you can get suited up
and take a dive with the sharks.
Aquarium is terrific family fun and Victoria's number one tourist
Aquarium is open 9.30am until 6pm every day of the year, including
public holidays. Last admission is one hour prior to closing time.