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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Do like a Dugong these school holidays at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Launches 20 September 2014

Dugong Island Launches at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Launching in time for September school holidays on 20 September 2014, visitors will use their senses to explore the mysterious underwater world of Dugongs in the new Dugong Island at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. The brand new experience allows guests to walk amongst an underwater shipwreck while admiring the only pair of Dugongs on display in the world!

Did you know Dugongs are closely related to elephants? Or that they can live to over 75 years old? And that long ago sailors once thought they were mermaids? These are just some of the fun facts visitors will learn in the new interactive Dugong Island experience. What’s more, kids and adults alike will meet Pig and Wuru, the aquarium’s two rescued Dugongs, and get to know the not-so-little orphans’ unique personalities and amazing life story.

For an even more interactive and exclusive experience, Dugong Island will also give visitors the opportunity to dive into the world of Dugongs and feed Pig and Wuru! Offered twice daily, the Dugong feeds will include interaction with Marine Biologists, preparing food for Pig and Wuru, walking the Dugong Island ‘Plank’ to gain exclusive access to Pig and Wuru’s enclosure and capture an amazing photo with the larger-than-life marine stars. This exclusive offering is available for up to eight guests per feed and advanced bookings are required.

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium will also host fun, kid-friendly activities including a treasure hunt, daily interactive Dugong talk, an educational craft event and more.

And if the kids can’t get enough of the new Dugong Island, the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Annual Pass is perfect for endless undersea adventures with Pig and Wuru and the aquarium’s 13,000 other ocean stars.

To book visit www.sydneyaquarium.com.au

Where: SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour

Opening hours: Open 9:30am-7pm (last entry at 6pm)

Price: For best price guarantee book online. Walk-up price – Adults: $40, Children: $28.

Contact: 1-800-199-657 

Madame Tussauds Sydney

Who do you want to meet at Madame Tussauds Sydney?

20 September – 6 October 2014

Who do you want to meet at Madame Tussauds Sydney

There’s something for everyone these holidays at Madame Tussauds Sydney.  Kids and parents alike will be entertained for hours as they revel in the unique atmosphere of glamour, fame, and history and embark on an interactive star-studded journey through the world of music, sport, culture, film and much more!

Don’t miss out on our behind the scenes talks every hour 11am-4pm, which reveal secrets to the Madame Tussauds figure making process and give guests an inside glimpse on the unique methods used to create our world famous wax figures.

At Madame Tussauds Sydney visitors can step back in time and join Captain Cook’s first voyage to Sydney Harbour, challenge fan favourite Aussie sports heroes, sing along with music icons and star in one Australia’s most popular television shows before arriving at the biggest celebrity party ever staged. So, who do you want to meet?

For more information visit www.madametussauds.com/sydney

Where: Madame Tussauds Sydney, Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour (right next door to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo)

Opening hours: 9:30am – 8pm daily (last entry 7pm – Please note; opening times may vary due to private events. To avoid disappointment, please visit our website to view our daily opening times before you visit).

Price: For best price guarantee book online. Walk-up price – Adults: $40, Children (4-15yrs): $28.

Contact: 1-800-205-851

Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck and SKYWALK

Highest Spring Gardens at Sydney Tower Eye   

20 September – 6 October 2014

Highest Spring Gardens at the Sydney Tower Eye

Spring has sprung at Sydney Tower Eye with the season’s Highest Spring Gardens! Exclusively featured on the Sydney Tower Eye’s Observation Deck, visitors will immerse themselves in a diverse array of colourful flora, beautiful garden arrangements and even create and take home their very own spring garden.

What’s more, new interactive elements throughout the attraction give guests a complete history of Sydney and its iconic tower.  Measure up against other towers of the world and learn how Sydney tower is so unique compared to other famous structures.  Get unrivalled 360-degree views of the city from 250 metres above it all on our Observation Deck, and experience SKYWALK – Sydney’s highest outdoor adventure!

On a clear day, you can see up to 80km – everything from the Blue Mountains, Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House to Bondi Beach and Botany Bay. It’s perfect for planning a day around Sydney and understanding the layout of this beautiful cosmopolitan city. Included in admission, the 4D Experience is a ground-breaking 3D film with spectacular in-theatre effects and a breathtaking fourth dimension that gives an amazing view of the city.

For more information visit www.sydneytowereye.com.au

Where: Westfield shopping centre, Level 5, 100 Market St

Opening hours: 9am – 10:00pm every day (last entry 9:00pm)

Price: For best price guarantee book online. Walk up price: adult $26 and child (4-15yrs): $15

Contact: 1-800-258-693

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Dangerous and Deadly at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

20 September – 31 October 2014

Meet deadly and dangerous creatures at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo this September!

Do you dare come face-to-face with Australia’s most dangerous and deadly animals? From Tasmanian Devils that have the strongest bite of any mammal their size to a spider’s lethal venom, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo’s Dangerous and Deadly event is back and encourages the bravest of guests to explore the perilous world of Australian animals.

Dangerous and Deadly at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo invites visitors to experience a live feeding demonstration of the Zoo’s 5-meter-long Scrub Python; see venomous creepy crawlies up-close and under a microscope; encounter Rex, Sydney’s largest and most dangerous crocodile; learn about the beautiful yet fatal creatures of the rainforest; and more!

And all-new for Halloween, the zoo introduces a spooktacular offering on weekends in October! Little trick-or-treaters will have the opportunity to gather goodies, interact with creepy crawlies and other boo-tiful creatures and have a monstrously fun time making a Halloween themed take-home craft.

Invading WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo just in time for school holidays from Saturday 20 September to Thursday, 31 October, 2014, Dangerous and Deadly is sure to turn fears into fascination!

For more information visit www.WILD-LIFE.com.au

Where: WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour

Opening hours: Open 9.30am-5pm (last entry 4pm)

Price: For best price guarantee book online. Walk up price: Adult $40 and Children (4-15yrs): $28. Check online for Koala Breakfast pricing and availability. Booking is essential.

Contact: 1-800-206-158

Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Sharks! At Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary

20 September – 6 October 2014

Sharks! at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Challenge your fears and knowledge of the plight of the world’s most misunderstood ocean predators these school holidays during Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary’s Sharks! experience.

Visitors to Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary will meet baby Port Jackson, Bamboo and Epaulette Sharks who were all born at the sanctuary; witness huge real life Grey Nurse Sharks in the Shark Harbour and put their courage to the test by touching real shark jaws, eggs and much more in the interactive rockpool. To add to the fun, kids will delve into a new shark quiz trail to learn what makes these remarkable creatures so intriguing. What’s more, for a larger than life experience, kids can also climb inside the jaws of a Megladon shark and marvel at the humungous 7.4m replica of the Great White Shark to get a sense of the sheer size of these great creatures.

For the ultimate test of bravery, guests over the age of 14 can take the exhilarating plunge at Shark Dive Xtreme where divers have the opportunity to come face-to-fin with Grey Nurse Sharks, sea turtles and tropical fish that call the sanctuary home.

Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary will also be celebrating 50 amazing years in Manly with birthday festivities including birthday cake for all visitors, fun party decorations and a special gift to the first 50 people to arrive to the sanctuary on the day. Watch this space for more information and party details!

To book tickets visit www.manlysealifesanctuary.com.au

Where: West Esplanade, Manly, NSW, 2095 (only 200m from the Manly Wharf)

Opening hours: 10am – 5.30pm

Price: For best price book online. Walk up price: Adult $24 and Child $12.

Contact: 1-800-199-742 

Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventure

School Holiday Fun at Illawarra Fly

20 September – 6 October 2014

Enjoy amazing views at Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk

These school holidays immerse yourself in one of Australia’s premier treetop experiences at Illawarra Fly.  High above the native rainforest, the treetop walk features two gently swaying cantilevered arms, and a central tower raised nearly 50 metres from the forest floor. Positioned 710 metres above sea level, the stunning views take in everything from the rainforest floor into the canopy and out to the Pacific Ocean.  With stunning views, guided tours, a visitor centre and cafe, the Fly is a great place for a day out for families!

For more information visit www.illawarrafly.com.au

Where: 182 Knights Hill Road, Knights Hill NSW 2577

Opening hours: 9am to 5pm

Price: For best price book online. Walk up price: Adult $25 and Child $10.

Contact:  1300 362 881

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