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Meet Our Penguins

Get Up Close at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Get up close to our playful penguins

Meet and learn everything there is to know about our penguins...

Step inside the Little Blue Penguins’ habitat at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast for the Penguin Encounter, where you can meet our adorable colony of birds and handfeed them a fishy feast!

Penguin Encounter

Each one of our playful penguins has a distinct personality, which you can get to know as you feed the birds their banquet and watch up close as they waddle, swim and play! 

The Penguin Encounter includes a unique behind the scenes tour where you can discover how we care for these cheeky little creatures and ask our team of penguin experts anything you want to know.

This Penguin Encounter runs on the following days:

  • During Queensland school holidays from Thursday - Monday at 9:45am
  • Outside of Queensland school holidays on Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday at 9:45am

If you are buying the General Admission + Penguin Encounter ticket, you can enter the aquarium as off 9:00am with your ticket. This gives you plenty of time to explore all the other amazing zones SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast has to offer. 

Guests must be aged 5+ to participate; all guests under 13 must be accompanied by a participating adult (there are 4 encounters available per session).

Places are limited, so book early!

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What's Included?


  • 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.
  • Includes an exclusive and unique behind the scenes tour in the penguin area.
  • During your Penguin Encounter, there will be a dedicated photographer to capture your experience with the penguins - one free photo is included.

Admission + Penguin Encounter

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Admission + Penguin Encounter Gift Voucher

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Penguin Encounter Annual Pass Discount

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