Things To Consider
Food and Drinks
SeaWorld have a food policy which states that you cannot take any food into the park unless it is a dietary requirement or baby food (check their exact requirements). The grey area in their policy is food for babies and infants and what exactly that means. If you have any queries you should direct them to Sea World staff.
They may check your bags. You cannot take sharp knives or glassware. This means you are captive to the food inside. They do have Halal and a variety of food options. You may take in a water bottle with water in it and fruit. Check here for latest FAQs on their website.
There are a limited number of strollers for hire and free wheelchairs - the park is mostly wheel friendly - but there are some restrictions on some rides, so you will need to check.
Sea World Monorail
helps save your feet
plus a great view
of the park.
Accessibility and Getting Around
To help get around the park and reduce some of the traipsing up and down, there is a monorail.
The Monorail goes around the outside of the park. You can get on or off at the Main Station near the entrance, the Mid Station which is close to Shark Bay and the Centre of the Park or Resort Station for resort Guest only.
We enjoy this ride and it saves a bit of the walking.
Things to Take
You are going to be out and about most of the day, so make sure you have the following essentials:
- Water Bottle
On some of the rides you have to take off your hat and sunglasses, so itis worthwhile having a bag to put them in safely.
Sea World from monorail
There is a water play area at Sea World for the kids, so make sure they (and you) are wearing clothes that are okay to get wet or bring a change of clothes and a towel! This is especially important if you are a parent. Your kids will not forgive you if they cannot get wet!!!
Sea World do have plastic capes (ponchos) that they sell when it rains. If you can, take wet weather gear if it looks like rain. That way you will save yourself lots of money if you don't have to buy a one-use cape, that is nearly impossible to get back in its bag!
It is quite exposed out on the Spit where Sea World is located and the wind whips up there. A light raincoat or rain jacket can double as a wind cheater.
Don't forget the sunscreen. Even when it is overcast the sun is very strong. This is also true in the winter.
Book ahead for
Sea World Reef Adventures
to avoid disappointment
There are EFTPOS machines and ATMs at Sea World Gold Coast.
As with any tourist spot you need to be careful with your wallet and precious items.
A good rucksack or bum bag (fanny pack for our friends from USA) can be useful.
You'll need money for lockers if you want to use them, souvenirs, ice creams, drinks and foods.
And for any extra Animal Adventures, Sea World Helicopters, behind the scenes tours and the pay as you use rides.
Personally, other than money for food and drinks, you can easily enjoy a day at Sea World on most of the rides, at the shows and seeing the animals without paying for any of the additional activities.
These days, most people buy their tickets ahead of time. Prices at the gate are often more than the online prices and the pre-paid entry lines are much faster than those where you have to buy the tickets at the gate.
If you want to do any of the extras like the Animal Adventure Tours or Sea World Reef Adventures make sure you organise them ahead of time. You can be lucky and turn up on the day and there be spots, but you may be disappointed particularly at peak times.