We’ve just had a great time on our annual visit to the in-laws up in Queensland. We decided that the girls are a good age to be fascinated by the local aquarium. Plus, it’s one of Little Man’s favourite things to do up there and we even used to hold season passes. So off we went to Sea Life Sunshine Coast Aquarium (formally known as Underwater World).
Needless to say we chatted about Finding Dory pretty much non-stop on the car ride there. He was so excited to spot Hank and look for Nemo.
Arguably the best way to start off the experience. The girls even got to touch a starfish which I was a bit surprised about. I thought they’d get a look but then an employee brought one over for them. They both squealed in delight!
Oh I so enjoyed this bit! Copperhead has such an affinity with animals. Her face was an expression of sheer amazement as the big sting rays and sharks swam overhead. Even Little Red, who is naturally a bit more reserved when it comes to animals, was touching the glass as she looked on in awe.
MY FAVOURITE BIT
I wasn’t allowed to watch the seal show with the girls because they were still in their pram and it would have been a distraction for the animals during the show. If Hubby and I got them out to sit on our laps we knew it’d be a bit hellish because they were well due for a sleep. We’d probably end up having to leave anyway so I went for a walk with them instead. It was pretty lovely actually, super quiet except for a few others wandering around. As it was past the girls nap time I was hoping they’d drop off and then I had a complete genius moment of going to stand next to a mini waterfall. The sound kinda’ replicated their sleep sheep “ocean sounds” and they were off in dreamy land in under a minute!
The jellyfish are at the end of the tour so I really took my time to enjoy them. I honestly could sit for hours and just watch their pretty shapes. They’re quite hypnotic, really. I’m sure the girls would have loved them if they weren’t busy being passed out!
We had a great time and even suggested a couple of familiar names for the new twin girl rays!
I can’t wait to go back. It’s a really lovely way to spend a morning.