Discover our amazing marine animals in the Tidal Touchpools!
Get your hands wet in our interactive touch pool display. See and touch an array of marine life that can be found in local tide pools, including beautiful sea stars, sea cucumbers and much more. Tidal Touchpool offers an interactive experience, where our expert education team are on hand to teach you all about the wonders of marine life.
Some creatures you will meet here
Blue Sea Stars
The blue sea star has a bright blue or light blue body. The animals get their colour from a blue pigment called linckiacyanin and some accessory yellow carotenoids.
Thorny Sea Star
Thorny sea stars are a species of sea star found in the Indo Pacific regions. They have rows of spikes or 'horns' on their backs hence their name Thorny!
This species of sea urchin gets it name from its thick spines that look a bit like pencils. These sea urchins can be found all along the coast and around rock pools.
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- Price includes a Digi Photo Pass with 8 digital photos – valued at $26!
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Ticket Type Price on the day/School Holidays/Weekends SAVE 20% - Pre-book online in advance on weekdays High-demand pricing Adult From $47 From $37.60
Child (3-15 yrs) From $33 From $26.40 $35 Student or Senior* From $34 From $27.20 $36 Family of 4 (2 adult + 2 child) From $160 From $128 $168 Child (0-2 yrs) FREE FREE FREE
*All concession holders must have a valid concession/student to gain access to the attraction with a Student/Senior ticket.
Please note: Our ticket pricing is subject to available capacity and prices may fluctuate during periods of high demand.
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Fun fact about Sea Stars
Did you know that there are more than 2000 species of starfish in the ocean? These fascinating creatures come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, and are also known as sea stars. Despite their striking appearance, starfish have a very different anatomy, lacking both a brain and blood. Interestingly, they can even digest food outside of their bodies. Learn more about fun fact about Sea Stars.