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Day and Night on the Reef

Day and Night on the Reef Launches Summer 2019!

Interactive new experience will take guests on a colourful journey of the world-famous Great Barrier Reef.
Time: Opening Summer 2018!
Duration: As long as you like! Take your time in each amazing zone
This zone will be part of your general admission ticket to the aquarium

SEA LIFE Sydney's new $5 million investment - Day and Night on the Reef - will take guests on a colourful journey of the world-famous Great Barrier Reef.

Coming this Summer 2018 guests will be able to experience the breathtaking magic and beauty of the world’s largest coral garden and the rainbow colours of tropical fish during the day, through to a bioluminescent ocean that glows under guest’s footsteps at night - it’s a sensory experience that is sure to excite.


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The new Great Barrier Reef Zone will include:

  • State-of-the art, animated projection map showcases the life-cycle of a turtle; from nesting until the birth of the new hatchlings, where guests have the chance to interact with virtual baby turtles and guide them safely to the water’s edge.
  • An interactive lightshow to showcase the rare phenomenon of coral spawning – an annual synchronised spawning on the Great Barrier Reef which happens only at night.
  • At the end of the experience, look back at the heart of the reef and all of its creatures, through a giant frozen wave feature. This will be the perfect backdrop for guests to capture the ultimate family snap or selfie.


Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to share more about this amazing new zone – coming soon!

*Included in admission price

This new experience, when launched, will be included on all tickets and passes for SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, including multi-attraction passes and annual passes.


Day and Night on the Reef FAQs...

Stay tuned for more announcements on when we have an opening date – we will sharing updates on our Facebook and Instagram page soon!

This zone will be home to over 500 beautiful sea creatures including reef sharks, tropical fish, jellyfish and of course turtles! Our turtles will be moving to their new home including crowd favourite Myrtle the Turtle and her pals Dave and Chong.

Did you know that Myrtle the Turtle weighs over 126kgs – check out when we weighing Mrytle here!

Great question – it will be HUGE! As in 1.7million litres will fill the display, it is the largest Great Barrier Reef

Coral Spawning is one of nature’s great beauty shows; it is a natural phenomenon that happens once a year on the Great Barrier Reef and only happens at night! It is the process where coral reproduces and is described as an underwater snow storm due to the huge of spawns that are released into the ocean.



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