HabitatHQ visits Melbourne's Sea Life @ the Melbourne Aquarium
Sea Life aquarium Melbourne, is one the Melbourne’s most popular tourist attractions. Sea Life’s mission is to Breed. Rescue and protect. They run successful breeding programmes to sustain endangered species, rescue sick and injured creatures such as turtles before returning them to the wild and campaign for the global protection of individual species and the marine environment. As an Eco Hostel, committed to all things Green this makes us love the Melbourne Aquarium even more at HabitatHQ
My partner and I hopped on the tram located outside Habitat HQ to Flinders street; from there it
was a short 5-minute stroll to the Aquarium. As it was a Sunday it was pretty busy with big queues but we had pre-booked our tickets so we walked straight in. At weekends I would recommend pre-booking as it will save you lots of time queuing and more time to see all the sea life.
We started off in ‘The bay of Rays’ which is a look at life below Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay. You can crawl under the exhibit and poke your head through a clear bubble.
I loved the amazing moon jellies which floated around Coral Cove, lit up by different fluoro colours. These jelly fish are not dangerous, as some jelly fish in Australia are.
Seeing the 2.2 MILLION litre, Oceanarium filled with sharks and sting rays and home to the mermaid garden. I had to get the obligatory smiling picture of the smooth sting rays as they passed. It took a few attempts but I finally got one.
There are plenty of opportunities for some fun photos along the way so make sure you get involved and get posing! Last but not least we headed to see the penguins. They have Majestic Kings and Gentoo penguins at Sea Life.
What a great afternoon we had, it was great to see the conservation projects they are involved in and learn more about marine life native to this side of the world. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Melbourne.
If you book your tickets for Sea Life at Habitat HQ reception you can get them for $26 instead of $40.50. Bargain! Come see us a reception for more information.
Sea life is opened 7 days a week from 9.30pm-6pm (last entry 5pm)