Aquarium sights in Sydney
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This place brings in more paying visitors than any other attraction in Australia – even with its hefty admission charges. Highlights include clownfish (howdy Nemo), platypuses, an intimidating array of sharks, massive rays and swoon-worthy corals. Residents of the penguin enclosure have lawless amounts of fun.
The aquarium's two dugongs were rescued when washed up on Queensland beaches, and attempts to return them to the wild failed; they're some of only a handful of these large marine mammals in captivity worldwide.
Needless to say, kids love this place. Arrive early to beat the crowds. Booking online will save you a few dollars.
This ain’t the place to come if you’re on your way to Manly Beach for a surf. Inside this daggy-looking 1980s building are underwater glass tubes through which you become alarmingly intimate with 3m sharks. Reckon they’re not hungry? Shark Dive Xtreme takes you into their world… Crocodiles and large turtles also put in an appearance.
On weekends and school holidays, kids aged five to 13 can snorkel around a tropical reef ($75 including entry).