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Key information

Location:
Southport, Queensland, Australia

Operator:
Warner Village Theme Parls

Official website:
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While it not related to the American SeaWorld chain, Sea World Australia does offer a similar mix of marine life exhibits and traditional theme park attractions. Located on the Gold Coast in Queensland, the park's most unique offering is a number of exhibits and shows that provide an insight into the creatures that live in seas all over the world. This includes Polar Bear Shores (Australia's only polar bear exhibit) and the sprawling Shark Bay (the world's largest man-made lagoon system). Two roller coasters feature in the park's line-up, along with a variety of children's attractions that are housed in the Nickelodeon Land and Castaway Bay areas.

History: Sea World originally opened in 1958, and was known as the Surfers Paradise Ski Gardens. Its primary offering was water ski shows, although this was expanded when it moved to a new location in 1971. A year later, it switched to the Sea World name, and began installing a series of new attractions. In recent years, major exhibits such as Shark Bay and Penguin Encounter have been opened, and the park is also now home to its own on-site water park.

Top Rides and Shows:

Penguin Encounter
Your rating: None (4 votes)
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Boots' Banana Boogie
Your rating: None (3 votes)
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Battle Boats
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Affinity
Your rating: None (5 votes)
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Bikini Bottom Crosstown Express
Your rating: None (2 votes)
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Top Restaurants:

Ahoy Ice Creams
Your rating: None (2 votes)
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Castaway Bay Kiosk
Your rating: None (2 votes)
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Sweet Treats
Your rating: None (5 votes)
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Colonial Ice Cream Parlor
Your rating: None (6 votes)
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Dockside Tavern
Your rating: None (4 votes)
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More information:

New attraction opening dates
Find out the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new rides at Sea World Australia.

Refurbishment schedule
Check for any scheduled temporary ride closures at Sea World Australia.

Latest News:

Sea World Australia has announced that it will open a new interactive seal exhibit, Seal Harbour, ahead of Christmas 2012.

Sea World Australia has announced that a new attraction will replace the former Bermuda Triangle ride at the park in 2013.

Three tourists have been arrested after stealing a penguin from the Sea World theme park on Australia's Gold Coast during a drunken night out.

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