Mooloolaba residents to count sharks to fall asleep

April 16, 2013 by  

The $3.5m refurbishment of UnderWater World at Mooloolaba is complete, and visitors again have the opportunity to see the denizens of the deep after lights out.

The popular sleepover event, ‘Sleep Under the Sea’ has returned, much to the delight of general manager Tina Holmes. She said:

“It’s the perfect experience for adventurous families during the school holidays, with plenty of activities.”

Groups of children jump at the chance to savour the unique experience of sleeping beneath the massive aquarium, while being circled by sharks, turtles, and other magnificent sea creatures. Before bedding down in sleeping bags provided by the Aquarium, they are given a night time headlamp tour, which involves a seal presentation. The children are even taken on a guided ramble along the rocky shore of Mooloolaba beach.

Guests are provided with a meal, plus supper and the opportunity to explore the night time ocean walkthrough, where Shark Shipwreck and Turtle Temple will be on show. A breakfast is provided the following morning before the kids reluctantly head back to dry land.

It is a pyjama party that will be remembered long after returning home. Participants are sure to be creating memorable school projects, assisted by Mooloolaba printing companies, with photo mementos transformed into poster printing masterpieces.

The iconic UnderWater World continues to impress locals and visitors to the Sunshine Coast. The sleepover is just one of the inventive and creative means of attracting children and adults to explore the wonders of the deep. The event is scheduled for June 22.