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Just keep swimming to Sea Life Mooloolaba

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During our recent trip to the Sunshine Coast we earmarked a day for this underwater world experience, although we only needed half of one. We booked online and got a good deal, something Iíd recommend you do before leaving home.

Sea Life in Mooloolaba is more than just an underwater oasis, itís home to thousands of sharks, seals, turtles, fish, otters, sawfish, tropical fish and oh so much more.

During school holidays there is a range of talks and presentations starting from 9.30am but the doors open at 9am. As an all-weather event, be prepared for the venue to be packed during inclement weather but not as squishy if itís a sunny day.

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Kids can touch the sea stars and watch a ray talk and feed just inside the entry before they walk into a dark hallway of magnificent sea horses and sea dragons. Theyíll race from aquarium to aquarium trying to spot the inhabitants and while young tots donít stay for long youíll find the older ones read the information and learn a great deal.

The loveable clown fish and blue tang, aka Nemo and Dory, are also swimming about and kids will totally adore seeing them in real life! Thereís a few seal presentations on during the day and they are worth stopping for because not only are they educational but theyíre quite funny and give you a place to enjoy your morning tea or lunch.

While there are 11 different zones, they arenít massive and so donít stress about rushing to get everything done, youíll find yourself going back through them to see things again. Whatís most impressive is the awesome Oceanarium where you walk underwater through the glass viewing tunnel and come across sharks, rays, fish, turtles and other marine life swimming above and around you.

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The jellyfish zone was a huge hit with my kids because of the fluro-coloured aquariums, although itís pretty dark inside so watch out for little ones scurrying about. Another highlight is the Octonautís zone where kids can sit in a Gup A, or is that C, and see all their favourite characters come to life.

Sea Life is not just a theme park; itís also a place that nurtures marine animals back to life, particularly sea lions, fur seals and turtles. It also helps to breed vulnerable species such as ray, shark and jellyfish.

There are plenty of behind the scene tours, the chance to have your photo taken with seals and you can even come face-to-face with sharks in scuba dive or snorkel experience. Iím all for exposing kids to the incredible creatures that live in the ocean and this attraction is a must-see for those holidaying in the Sunshine Coast area.

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When sheís not wrangling her three children, aged 3, 5 and 6, Gold Coaster and professional writer Emily Toxward juggles work, cooking for fussy children and parent helping at school. Escaping to the beach is her idea of paradise and writing about the trials and tribulations of life in an honest and humorous way on her blog .Have A Laugh On Me is her way of staying sane!

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