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Sleep Under the Sharks

This School Holidays

Your invited to sleepover at our aquarium!

A school holiday family adventure you'll never forget


When all the daytime staff have gone home for the night, and most of the lights are switched off, you can come and see what the critters and creatures get up to when they think no one is watching!

With the Sleep Under the Sea experience you'll have the opportunity to sleep inside our Ocean Tunnel with sharks and giant rays swimming above you, and participate in a range of great aquarium activities without the daytime crowds.

Our knowledgeable staff will give you a fully guided tour of the aquarium including a special trip Behind the Scenes into our staff only areas. You'll get to peer into the water from above our Ocean Tunnel, getting a completely different perspective and a better idea of how big some of our sharks really are. If you’re lucky, your tour guide may even give you a few pieces of food to throw in to our hungry sharks!

As part of your night's stay at the aquarium our Seal Trainers will also treat you and your family to an exclusive night-time seal presentation with our beautiful resident seals at Seal Island. It’s just one of the unique pleasures that come with Sleeping Under the Sea at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast.

All meals are provided during the Sleep Under the Sea experience including afternoon tea, dinner and breakfast.

This School Holiday Activity Includes:

  • An overnight stay at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium
  • All meals and drinks - afternoon tea, dinner and breakfast
  • Night-time Seal Presentation
  • Personalised night tour of the aquarium
  • Behind the Scenes Tour
  • Souvenir SEA LIFE gift


Prefer not to sleep over but still looking for a fantastic Sunshine Coast school holiday activity? Check out our kids Marine Biologist for a Day program.

Grey Nurse Shark

Sleeping Arrangements

Sleeping under our 80 metre long Ocean Tunnel is definitely one of the highlights! It is divided into 3 different areas – The Shark Shipwreck, Coral Cove and Bay of Rays.

Watch our animals get active at night as the blue coloured night lights come on. Or see if you can spot our Grey Nurse Sharks resting on the glass above you.

Did you know that some species of shark and fish never stop swimming?! They don’t sleep like we do, so chances are you will see their shadowy figures moving around all night long.

2020 School Holiday Dates

  • Friday 10th
  • Saturday 18th

  • Friday 10th
  • Saturday 18th

  • Friday 3rd
  • Saturday 11th

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Not offered

Further Details

Please note this important information

All children under 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 18+.

Children must be aged 5+ to participate in Sleep Under the Sea.

In order for a Sleep Under the Sea to go ahead, SEALIFE Sunshine Coast requires a minimum of 25 people to book in for this event. In the unlikely event that we do not reach minimum numbers, SEA LIFE will either re-schedule your sleepover to another date, or offer a full refund of your booking.

No cancellations will be accepted within 7 days of the event. This is to ensure that minimum numbers are reached for the event to go ahead and to not cause inconvenience to other guests who are booked in if the event gets cancelled as a result.

As bookings for these events are unpredictable, we apologise in advance if your scheduled Sleep Under the Sea does not go ahead. Our reservations team will keep you informed on numbers as we approach your sleepover so that you are kept up to date with what’s happening.


Click here to contact us by email. 

Alternatively, you can phone our reservations team Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm on (07) 5458 6226.

Sleepover at our aquarium!

  • Sleep overnight at our aquarium, inside the shark tunnel!
  • Go on a behind the scenes tour and see an exclusive night-time seal presentation
  • Includes meals, drinks and souvenir gift