Oceanworld, Manly, Sydney

Oceanworld is located right next to the beach in Manly, Sydney and is only a 2 minute walk from Manly Wharf. It is built on three levels, with the main entrance on the middle level, with the main oceanarium occupying the lower level, and a reptile exhibit on the upper level.

The main Oceanarium on the lower level features huge sharks, large stingrays, marine turtles and a large diversity of marine life. The four million litre tank has a 100m long underwater tunnel As you walk through the tunnel, you will encounter sharks up to 3.5 m long and weighing in at 300kg, and see giant stingrays passing overhead.

The middle level has the main entrance and displays of tropical fish, sea horses, crocodile, baby sharks, various corals and a variety of venomous sea creatures. There is also a touch pool where kids can touch rock pool sea creatures such as starfish. The middle level is fully wheelchair accessible but there are stairs between the other levels. The upper level has reptile exhibits including venomous snakes and large monitor lizards.

During the day there are a number of guided tours and feeding sessions including shark feeding, fish feeding. A reptile show is presented two or three times a day featuring reptiles such as a baby crocodile, large Olive python and bearded dragon. A dangerous Australian animal presentation features some of the world’s most venomous snakes and spiders including inland taipans, coastal taipans, tiger snakes, brown snakes, death adders and funnel-web spiders.

Oceanworld also hosts kids birthday parties, and activities such as sleepovers with night time tour of the shark tunnel with meals and a kid’s movie included.

Oceanworld is easily accessible by public transport. You can catch a ferry from Circular Quay to Manly Wharf, or catch a bus to Manly. The aquarium is open from 10am to 5.30pm every day (except Christmas day).

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