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Summer of Seals

Dive into their world

Get up close and personal

It’s the Summer of Seals at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium! From 10th December 2022 to 31st January 2023, we are celebrating the much-loved marine mammals with a range of school holiday activities for families to enjoy.

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Throughout the Summer of Seals, guests can learn how the team care for the marine mammals at the aquarium and the plight of pinnipeds in the wild. Despite their good health, the seals on Seal Island at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast have been deemed unfit for release and reside at the aquarium where they are ambassadors for their species. They help educate the public about the need for the conservation and protection of marine animals. 

Seal Island

Dive Into Their World

Join the family fun!

Watch the daily Seal Presentation and finish the new activity trail with a free activity booklet in order to receive the Seal of Approval reward at the end. Learn all there is to know about seals at our artefacts table and meet our new seal mascot.  

There is so much to see and do these summer school holidays.  

Love seals and want to know more? Checkout our fun facts about seals.

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What's On

Daily activities schedule 

Seal Presentation 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm Seal Island
Seal Enrichment Session 1:30pm Seal Island
Seal Photo (at an additional cost) 10:50am, 12:50pm and 2:50pm Seal Island
Artefacts Table 10am to 1pm Ocean Tunnel

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Seal Experiences

Swim with our seals & more!

Want to get even closer? Why not book one of our amazing seal experiences

Come face to flipper with our playful seals during a Seal Swim or Seal Encounter. 

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Meet our new seals

The Summer of Seals comes after we welcomed two new seals to the colony during 2022. Birubi the long-nosed fur seal relocated from Taronga Zoo in October, where she was the first pup of her species born in over 20 years. Her fellow long-nosed fur seal, Saturday, arrived in February.

Birubi and Saturday joined Australian fur seal Groucho, Australian sea lion Teiko, sub-Antarctic fur seal Nelson, and long-nosed fur seals Sly and Moana. Five of the seals were rescued after being found injured and stranded in the wild.


Meet Birubi

DOB: 21.12.2020

Current weight: 11kg

Current DFI (Daily food intake): 2kg

Birubi is our smallest, newest and youngest seal here at Seal Island. She arrived here at the beginning of October 2022 from Taronga Zoo. She was born at Taronga Zoo to her parents who are both rescued seals. As a juvenile seal, she interacts a lot with enrichment items placed in her environment, investigating everything.

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Event Details

The Summer of Seals activities are all included in the price of admission* unless stated otherwise! Guests can also discover a range of other marine and freshwater creatures at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast including sharks, rays, turtles, little blue penguins and more.

When: 10th December - 31st January 2023

Where: SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Plus: Pick up the FREE activity booklet when you arrive and receive an awesome reward once you've completed the trail.  

*Seal Photo and Seal Experiences are not included into the price of admission and come at an additional cost. 

Save up to 20%

  • Price includes a Digi Photo Pass with 8 digital photos – valued at $26!
  • Get your ticket on your phone
  • Save up to 20% when booking online at least one day in advance on weekdays and outside school holidays
  • Book a day and time to guarantee entry - you will gain entry within half an hour of your designated time slot!

Unlimited Entry

  • Enjoy 12 months unlimited entry to SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium
  • Great savings for food and in gift shop
  • Discounted additional experiences

See Behind Closed Doors

  • Tour the turtle rehabilitation area, learn what happens behind the scenes
  • Spaces are limited - book fast to save disappointment
  • Includes aquarium admission

Jump in with one of our resident seals

  • Jump in for a truly unique swim experience with our resident seals (min. age 13)
  • Take home one free professional photo memento
  • Includes aquarium admission

'Seal' your friendship

  • Get up close to one of our beautiful resident seals
  • Take home one free professional photo memento
  • Includes all day aquarium admission