Want to meet the local wildlife or experience an up close and personal animal encounter during your Mooloolaba holiday? Check out these Sunshine Coast zoos, aquariums and other top wildlife attractions!

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Located on Parkyn Parade Mooloolaba, just a few minutes drive or 15 minute stroll from Seaview Resort, is the popular underwater world attraction of SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast.

The aquarium is home to 10,000 aquatic creatures including one of Australia‚Äôs largest collections of jellyfish. There are eleven themed zones to discover including –

  • Little Blue Penguins
  • Seal Island
  • Tidal Touchpool
  • Ocean Tunnel
  • Coral Play
  • Seahorse Kingdom
    … and more!

For a truly unique experience you can experience a SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Seal Swim or if you are feeling adventurous, come face-to-face with woebegone and reef sharks with a SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Shark Dive

Australia Zoo

The world-famous Australia Zoo is situated within a 30 minute drive of Seaview Resort Mooloolaba and is the perfect day out for the whole family.

Discover over 100 different species of Australian and exotic animals as you explore the different exhibits such as –

  • Roo Heaven
  • The Crocoseum
  • Bindi’s Island
  • Grace’s Bird Garden
  • Tiger Temple
  • African Savannah
    … and more!

There’s also a range of Animal Encounters that you can book including meeting Lemurs, encountering Eagles or even being a Zoo Keeper for a day!

Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World

Take a scenic 45 minute drive out to the picturesque Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World to enjoy the tranquility of the uniquely landscaped gardens that also boast an impressive bird aviary with over 700 native and exotic birds from around the world. Take an interactive walk-through aviary tour where the experienced and informative bird keepers will introduce you to a wide variety of feathered friends!

Whale Watching Cruises & Swim with Whales Tour

Whale season, which usually runs from approximately July to November annually, is the perfect time to visit Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast.

Book a Sunshine Coast whale watching cruise to see these majestic creature of the deep up close or for the ultimate experience you can even book a Sunshine Coast swim with the whales tour!

Staying at Seaview Resort in Mooloolaba you’ll be perfectly located to enjoy these Sunshine Coast wildlife and animal encounters.

Our fully self-contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom holiday apartments are located directly across the road from the ocean and our guests enjoy use of our onsite heated swimming pool, tennis court, BBQ facilities and more.

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