Ever since I can remember I have subjected those around me to a month long celebration celebrating yours truly. I love nothing more than lots of fun birthday adventures and extravaganzas and I thought this year it would be fun to include you too!
That’s right! This July you can enjoy the birthday fun too and this year I’m celebrating in a BIG way! Each week I will have 6 prizes to giveaway to 6 lucky readers and then to finish I have an extra big surprise to finish off my birthday month.
To enter all you need to do is answer the question associated with each product and our judges will choose our favourite answer.
The winner will be announced on the 7th of July at 7.30pm. Feel free to enter all of the competitions as there is no limit to how many you can WIN. Happy Birthday month!
Mrs Tink x
Underwater World Mooloolaba has been an iconic tourist attraction on the Sunshine Coast for well over 20 years, with thousands of tourists visiting daily all eager to meet the seals and experience the underwater aquarium. As a Sunshine Coast local and mother of 2 I have also experienced this rite of passage a few thousand times. Hello motherhood!
What some of you might not know is Underwater World has not only had a change of name – renamed to Sea Life Mooloolaba – but it has also had a HUGE transformation. It is now bigger and better than ever!
One Sunday we decided on a fun family day out of the house and it was an obvious choice to introduce Miss 1 to the place Master 6 practically visited daily when he was her age. Since it had been at least 18 months since we had visited the seals and sharks we were pleasantly surprised. Not only did everything feel new and fresh but there was an undeniable enthusiasm from the staff. Everyone clearly enjoyed being part of the team and I really appreciated seeing them smiling while excitedly telling us all about the new attractions. I knew we were set for a tonne of fun.
We started our visit with a quick family photo as we entered. Something I loved as we get so few chances to get a nice family photo – where we are all smiling and looking at the camera. We moved on to see the stingrays and the touch and feel tank which the kids loved! Miss 1 got to touch her first starfish and Master 6 got to ask lots of questions about all of the interesting sea creatures.
As we left and moved on to the next section we were blown away by the changes that had been made. The new and exciting spaces showcased all of their beautiful fish and octopi. The tanks were just beautiful and the room was darker so you could experience the full underwater effect. Each tank showcased the magnificent colours of the sea creatures and their surroundings. We could have stayed in this area all day – it had such a lovely atmosphere.
We eventually made our way to the outdoor section which has been slightly renovated. Master 6 was thrilled to see his old friend the crocodile was still there, still lounging in his stream. After talking shop with Mr Croc we went to see my favourites, the otters! I cannot get enough of these cheeky, smelly little guys. They are beyond cute and I could just watch those mischievous little guys all day. I think the kids nearly enjoyed it as much as I did – giggling as the otters chased each other round and round. It was then time for the Seal Show which had Miss 1 squealing in delight, our Sea Life rookie was in heaven! She couldn’t get enough of the seals and yelled out each time a new one entered the pool.
After the show we stopped by the cafe to have some lunch and I was reminded why we came so often when Master 6 was little. The food and drink prices are comparable to a local cafe not a tourist attraction which so often charge outrageous prices. This is a real credit to management and makes it affordable to stop in for a snack and buy the kids an ice team or even a treat from the gift shop.
As we left the cafe Master 6 started shouting at the top of his lungs, “pirate ship mum!” Out of the corner of my eye I saw the huge tri-level pirate ship which would rival anything you would see at a play centre. Before I could say anything Master 6 had his shoes off and he was in having the time of his life. Again snaps to management for this extremely fun idea which is an incredibly good use of space. We’ll be back again just to visit the pirate ship.
We then moved on to the lower levels to see the frogs and toads which are always a favourite with Master 6. It did not disappoint! Once again he tore through pushing all the buttons and then stopped to admire the underwater viewing of the seals. From there we moved on to the aquarium which was a hit with Miss 1 with its bright colours and beautiful fish, sharks, stingrays and turtles. We went round and around until Mummy could go round no more. The aquarium is very impressive and certainly a must see.
Sea Life Mooloolaba should be commended on the improvements they have made to this iconic attraction.
Would you like to take your family out for a fun day like we did ? This week we have a special Family Pass (2 adults and 2 children – valued at $110 to giveaway to one lucky reader. To enter all you need to do is simply tell our judges ‘ why would you like to win the family pass and who would you be taking ‘? Our judges will pick their favourite answer and announce a winner on the 7th of July at 7.30pm – Good luck x
SEA LIFE Mooloolaba is one of the leading attractions on the Sunshine Coast and has historically been a must-do attraction for visitors and locals alike. SEA LIFE Mooloolaba opened as UnderWater World in 1989 and re-launched in December 2013 following a $6.5 million investment, joining the global SEA LIFE brand. The re-launch was the attraction’s biggest change in its 24 year history, unveiling five new zones including Seahorse Sanctuary, Pacific Reef, Tidal Touch Pool, Coastal Wreck and Jellyfish Kingdom, which is home to Australia’s largest exhibit of jellyfish. The Ocean Walkthrough is an 80 metre long underwater tunnel comprising four exciting zones including Shark Shipwreck, Coral Cove, Bay of Rays and Turtle Temple. SEA LIFE Mooloolaba embraces strong ethical and environmental values of BREED, RESCUE and PROTECT.
SEA LIFE Mooloolaba is open from 9am daily and more information can be found at www.underwaterworld.com.au For all general enquiries, please phone 1800 618 021. Book tickets online and save up to 20%. Adult tickets from $39, children (3-14) from $26, concession from $30 and a family (two adults, two children) from $110. Follow SEA LIFE Mooloolaba on Facebook at www.facebook.com/underwaterworldmooloolaba