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Meet Our Penguins

Get Up Close at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Get closer than ever before to our playful penguins

Brand new and exciting In-Water Penguin Encounter available now...

The new experience will give you the opportunity to stand in the water and hand feed the Little Blue Penguins while they swim around your legs! Guests will stand on a platform submerged in the penguins’ pool as they feed the birds.

In-Water Penguin Encounter

Did you know Little Blue Penguins spend most of their day foraging in the water?

Now you can get even closer to these playful seabirds with our brand new In-Water Penguin Encounter!

Venture into the Little Blue Penguins’ pool where you’ll stand hip-deep in water as you hand feed the adorable birds their favourite fish.

The In-Water Penguin Encounter is available at 2:30pm on Saturdays outside Queensland school holidays. During Queensland school holidays, you can book this truly amazing experience from Thursday -  Monday at 2:30pm. 

If you are buying the General Admission + In-Water Penguin Encounter ticket, you can enter the aquarium as off 1:00pm with your ticket. This gives you plenty of time to explore all the other amazing zones SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast has to offer, including the famous Seal Presentation. 

Guests must be aged 13+ to participate; all guests under 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult (there are 2 encounters available per session).

Places are limited, so book early!

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What's Included?

AGES 13+

  • Feed, meet and get up close to our beautiful and cheeky penguins.
  • Come into our penguin exhibit, see what our penguins eat and learn how we care for them.
  • You will be provided a wetsuit and waterproof footwear before you step onto an underwater platform.
  • Includes an exclusive and unique behind the scenes tour in the penguin area.
  • During your In-Water Penguin Encounter, there will be a dedicated photographer to capture your experience with the penguins - one free photo is included.

Meet the little blue penguins!

  • Step inside the Little Blue Penguins' habitat
  • Feed, meet and get up close to our beautiful and cheeky penguins while they are swimming around your legs as you feed them!
  • Includes a unique behind the scenes tour

Meet the little blue penguins!

  • Step inside the Little Blue Penguins' habitat
  • Feed, meet and get up close to our beautiful and cheeky penguins while they are swimming around your legs as you feed them!
  • Includes a unique behind the scenes tour