Step inside the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary and enter a world filled with curious and quirky marine creatures that you’d be lucky to spot in the ocean. Separated into three levels for visitors to explore, the aquarium will draw you in for hours as you watch jellyfish glide through the water, penguins dive into their pool, and attempt to see past an octopus’ immaculate camouflage.
For those who want to get the most of their aquarium visit, the Shark Dive Xtreme experience is an irresistible opportunity to get up close and personal with a few of the sanctuary’s residents including stingrays the size of a queen bed and grey nurse sharks which are known as the labradors of the sea due to their docile nature. If you prefer to keep your limbs far away from the pointy teeth of a shark, then there are plenty of tunnels that lead through the Shark Dive Xtreme Tank giving you the chance to watch as people swim right next to a plethora of sea creatures.
As a sanctuary for marine animals, this aquarium has established a breed, rescue and protect program to help endangered creatures and safeguard their future. Manly Sea Life Sanctuary has also rehabilitated injured animals, such as sea turtles and penguins, in the past which has allowed them to return to the ocean without fear of becoming easy prey. With the help of community projects, local clean ups and education, the sanctuary has lead the way to a healthier environment where the underwater world will continue to thrive.
Where: Western Esplanade, Manly
When: Mon – Sun | 9:30am – 5pm
Cost: Child | $17 | Concession | $20 | Adult | $25
Contact: 1800 199 742 | Official Website