An underwater wonderland
If you want to point and laugh at some of the largest Australian marine creatures without getting your hand bitten off, a trip to the aquarium is in order. Aquariums allow you to view the wonders of the Australian ocean without the fear of being in the water with an unknown creature. A fun family activity, Australian aquariums showcase a variety of marine life, with each state showing their unique coastlines in which they populate.
Where are some of Australia's best aquariums?
Sydney Aquarium is one of the largest in the world and one of Sydney’s premier tourist destinations. Featuring over 12,000 animals from 650 species, Sydney Aquarium is home to a range of water loving creatures, from turtles and stingrays to platypuses and sharks. If you’re looking to get up and close, but not in a ‘snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef’ way, Underwater world in Queensland’s Mooloolaba comes complete with options to swim with the seals, dive with the sharks or to play it safe with the sea stars at the touch pools. However, it’s not only the east coast that holds a wide range of aquatic attractions.