Skip to main content

Sleep Under the Sharks

An experience like no other

You are invited to a sleepover at our aquarium!

A sleepover 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 Sharks 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 stay at the aquarium, we will also treat you and your family to an exclusive 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.

Dates 2024

Places are strictly limited, so book early to avoid missing out: 

  • Friday 12th January 2024
  • Friday 22nd March 2024
  • Friday 21st June 2024
  • Friday 6th September 2024
  • Friday 6th December 2024

The Sleepover Includes:

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


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.

Further Details

Please note this important information

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

In order for a Sleep Under the Sharks to go ahead, SEA LIFE 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. The maximum capacity is at 35 guests at this stage. 

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 Sharks 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 seal presentation
  • Includes meals, drinks and souvenir gift