Sydney’s Sea Life

Once again I’ll be sharing with you Sydney’s animals! But this time round it will be about Sydney’s underwater animals. As we went to both Sydney Sea Life Aquarium, which is located in the heart of Sydney at Darling Harbour, and Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, which is located along Manly Wharf, we bought the Sydney attractions combo 5 pass which allows you to visit 5 attractions in Sydney, enabling you to save up to $382! It’s a great deal, isn’t it? Well, let’s get into sharing my experience!

 

Sydney Sea Life Aquarium

As a tourist you are probably prepared to take pictures everywhere you go. However, you would be disappointed as there aren’t many pictures to take because it is very dark inside. Throughout this underwater visit you will see Australia’s unique freshwater and marine aquatic environments. At some parts of your journey you will encounter the beautiful dugongs. These are 2 of only 6 dugongs on display anywhere in the world. By the end of your journey you will have visited the Great Barrier Reef exhibit, which is one of the most impressive around the world.

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Aren’t they adorable?

 

 

Manly Sea Life Sanctuary

Manly is not so much of an underwater world. In my opinion, it is more like a fish museum. Did you know? Manly is also fortunate enough to have a habitat for Little Penguins! The Little Penguin community has also been listed as one of the endangered population. Have you ever seen how an octopus consume its food? Here, you can watch animals getting fed by the keepers. You may even get a glimpse of how a shark egg looks like as well which is definitely a first experience for me. If you are daring enough try their Shark Dive Xtreme, it is a great opportunity for you to go face to face with the Grey Nurse Sharks, huge turtles, stingrays and other different creatures! However, there are also rules and if you are ineligible to dive they will not permit your entry.

Here is a video of Shark Dive Xtreme! I myself have yet to try it. If you have ever tried it, kudos to you!

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– Gavin

 

 

References:

http://sydneyforeveryone.com.au/city/darling-harbour/zoos-wildlife/sea-life-sydney-aquarium/

http://www.manlysealifesanctuary.com.au/our-animals/penguin-cove/

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