Oceanworld is located near Sydney?s Manly Wharf and has been the premiere aquatic tourist attraction within Australia?s Manly area.
The aquarium and tourist attraction originally opened in 1965 under the name Marineland before being sold some time later to the Sydney Aquarium. Oceanworld now acts as an extension of the Sydney Aquarium and features a variety of marine creatures that swim around throughout the 110 meter aquarium.
Oceanworld is divided into three parts; the upper level houses the Interactive Reef where visitors both young and old can look around at the variety of fishes and other marine wildlife swimming on the reef. The biggest attraction for the upper level or the Interactive reef is Oceanworld?s resident 3-flippered turtle Seabiscuit who was rescued by several conservationists.
The Oceanworld?s mid-level is called ?Underwater Sydney? and focuses primarily on the sea creatures that have been thriving in Australian waters for years now. Included in this exhibit are Port Jackson and Wobbegong Sharks to cuttlefish that can all be found within the oceans surrounding Sydney.
The mid-level is also the site of the Great Barrier Reef Display where some unique looking marine wildlife thrives including the zebra moray eel, the coral trout and the clown triggerfish.
The lower level of Oceanworld Manly is called ?The Shark Tunnel.? This tunnel is the first of its kind in Australia and features an underwater viewing tunnel where kids and parents can see what it?s like to live underwater. The Shark Tunnel is also the hottest tourist attraction for Oceanworld Manly because this is the place where people can see how the park?s eight grey nurse sharks swim freely and feed.
Other activities that can be enjoyed in Oceanworld Manly include a Reef Snorkel under the park?s Tropical Reef Exhibit.