Sea World Gold Coast

Sea World is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, and theme park located at Main Beach reputed as Australia’s No.1 Marine Theme Park. It includes thrill rides although its focus is on animal exhibits and family-friendly attractions.


Sea World Ticket Price

There are several ticketing options with the cheapest offers available when purchased in advance online. You can buy tickets directly on the website. If you are considering visiting other parks in their network which includes Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet’n’Wild Water World, and Paradise Country, then you will want to consider the Super Pass or Mega Pass that they offer.


Single Day Pass 1 Day Pass to Sea World Gold Coastfrom $ 95
Three Day Passunlimited entry for 3 consecutive days entry to 3 Parks: Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild Water World.from $ 179
Village Roadshow Super Passunlimited entry for 7 consecutive days to 4 Parks: Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast, and Paradise Country.from $ 199
Village Roadshow Mega Pass14 consecutive days to 4 Parks: Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet’n’Wild Water World and Paradise Country.from $ 289
Village Roadshow Locals One PassUnlimited entry to 4 Parks for 12 Months – Valid for residents of Queensland and northern New South Wales postcodes 2450 – 2490from $ 219


Highlights for 2022/2023

Sea World Thrill Rides

  • Leviathan – the brand new traditional wooden rollercoaster suitable for all the family
  • Trident – a 42 m high flying chair ride
  • Vortex  – 15m high twisting and turning, spinning chair
  • Jet Rescue – rollercoaster style thrill ride
  • Storm Coaster  – Rollercoaster and the largest thrill ride at Sea World


Kid-Friendly Rides and Fun

  • Castaway Bay – Adventure Playground
  • The Reef at Castaway Bay – splash zone
  • Bikini Bottom Crosstown Express – tug boat ride
  • Boots’ Banana Boogie – mini jet ride
  • SpongeBob’s Boating School Blast – junior coaster

Animal Adventures

There are some 13 animal attractions now where you can get up close and personal with the stars. Some are included in the entry ticket price while some are more exclusive also with an extra fee. The newest additions are Dolphin Adventure and Behind the Scenes at Sea World. See here for the full list.

Major Exhibits

  • Polar Bear Shores
  • Penguin Encounter & Penguin Point
  • Ray Reef
  • Sandy Shores Lagoon Dolphin Exhibit
  • Sea Jellies Illuminated
  • Seal Harbour
  • Shark Bay
  • Seabird Rehabilitation Aviary


Special Events

  • Sea World Carnivale – a themed and fun-packed night event with a light show, international foods, live shows, and select rides.
  • Sea World Spooky Nights – a fun themed night for kids with games, shows, rides, and more



Sea World Show Times

(Confirm at the park)

Affinity Dolphin PresentationDiscover the powerful affinity shared between these magical mammals and their human friends, and learn about how we can make a difference together to actively care for the precious life of the oceans.11.30 am and 3.30 pm Daily
PAW Patrol on Holiday ShowSee Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol11:00 am & 12:45 pm Daily
Little Penguin Keeper TalkInteractive presentation with the keepers and the Little penguins10.45 am and 3:00 pm daily
Ray Reef PresentationYou’ll learn all about the rays’ role in ocean ecosystems during this live educational presentation.10.45 am and 3 pm daily
Seal Harbour Keeper TalkEducational talk12:00 pm
Nickelodeon Character Meet and GreetMeet your favourite Nickelodeon Character from PAW Patrol’s Chase and Marshall, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star and Squidward!between 10.15am to 3.30pm
Seal Guardians PresentationBehind the Scenes Presentation where you’ll see a live training session with the seals and learn all about animal behavior enrichment and husbandry.10.15 am & 2.30pm
Thunder Lake Stunt ShowFeaturing world-class action-packed stunts performed by some of the best athletes in the country1.15 pm and 4.15 pm
Turtles Turtle Power LIVEThe Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rise up out of the sewers to aid April and take on the Foot.12 pm Daily
Shark Bay Educational TalkVisit Shark Bay to learn more about tropical fish, rays and other bottom-dwellers1.00 pm Daily


Food at Sea World

The park does not allow you to bring your own food, but you can bring in fruit and bottled water.

The main eateries inside the park are

  • Dockside Tavern
  • Lakeside Cafe
  • Fresh Focus Cafe
  • Village Bean
  • Prime Burgers
  • Castaway Dog Shack
  • Pizza Shack
  • Sea World Resort Lobby Lounge


Getting to Sea World


Via Public Bus: 704 and 705 bus stop at the Sea World bus station. Check full rates and schedules via the journey planner at

By Car: Head to Seaworld Drive at Main Beach and follow that to the fourth roundabout and turn into the park entry. Parking is free.

By Shuttle: There are numerous shuttle services that run regular direct services between stops in the central areas/hotel pickup to Sea World.

By Limousine: They are a lot of limousine companies on the Gold Coast and rates are attractive for a personalized luxury service in a corporate car or stretch limousine

  • MyGoldCoastLimo – offers small van, luxury sedan, stretch, and super stretch limo


Sea World Location Map


Sea World Theme Park Map

click for larger image. There is now a new APP that can help guide you around, see Village Roadshow Theme Parks app.

Add Your Review


Close to town

Rated 4 out of 5
February 4, 2020

The big bonus with Sea World is the location, no need to head out the other side of the Gold Coast. The downside, it doesn’t have the big rides

Jay Henderson