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SeaWorld Gold Coast

December 14th 2008 04:31
Want to see a Polar Bear up close? Or look into the eye of the Oceans most feared creature? Then check out Sea World, one of the Gold Coasts most amazing Theme Parks. There is so much to see and do, from marine life exhibits to breathtaking shows.

We started our day at Polar Bear Shores, home to Australia’s only Polar Bears. The enclosure is designed to provide a near natural arctic summer environment, and the underwater viewing facility means you get to see these massive creatures up close. It is amazing watch these remarkable creatures with paws the size of dinner plates, swimming backwards and forwards in front in front of you through the glass.



Polar Bear
Polar Bear at Sea World Gold Coast


From remarkable creatures to the oceans most feared. Head down to Shark Bay, a multi level viewing complex that allows you to view the sharks from both above and below the water.


As well as having an amazing selection of sea life, there are some fantastic shows. Such as the breathtaking dolphin show which is not only entertaining but also educational. The Water Ski Show Wipe-out set in the 60s keeps you entertained with high-energy antics. There is also an amusing Seal show called Fish Detectives.

Dolphins
Dolphins at SeaWorld



Finally, the adrenaline junkies don’t miss out either. SeaWorld has a number of heart stopping rides such as the Corkscrew Rollercoaster and the Bermuda Triangle.


Sea World is located on Main Beach in Surfers Paradise (on the Gold Coast). There is plenty of car parking right outside. For more information, see the SeaWorld website.
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Comment by Cheryl J

December 14th 2008 07:44
I've been to Seaworld many times and taken a number of overseas visitors and they always love it. A friend remarked that they thought our facility was better than Seaworld in San Diego! Now that's saying something as it's world reknowned.

PS: I love that rollercoaster!

Comment by Tracy

December 14th 2008 23:34
Wow, I didn't know they had polar bears there.

Comment by James Rickard

December 15th 2008 02:25
There used to be a Sea World about two hours from where I live and I loved it. Unfortunately, it closed and became some other park. I think] it's still a theme park but what a waste. If you ever have a choice between Sea World and coming to the States to see Disney World, stay where you are. Sea Worlds are THAT good!!!!

Comment by GlenB

December 15th 2008 05:25
The Polar Bears were swimming backwards?

Comment by Sara Dobson

December 15th 2008 10:21
Hi Cheryl,
I haven't been to SeaWorld in SanDiego but I have been to the one in Orlando and I have to say the one on the Gold Coast is probably just as good if not better.

Tracy,
These are the only polar bears in Australia. It is quite expensive to keep polar bears as their enclosures need to be kept very cold otherwise it is just too cruel. They used to have a couple at Auckland Zoo that went mad. For 20 years they used to just stand in one spot swinging backwards and forwards. Thank goodness zoos nowdays are so much better. Auckland Zoo swore they would never get any more.

These ones were clearly happy though in their refridgerated enclosure.

James

I agree. Having done the other theme parks in Orlando. SeaWorld is definitely a favourite

Comment by Anonymous

December 18th 2008 00:33
Were the Polar Bears swimming backwards?

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