I can’t even remember the last time I visited an aquarium! So I jumped at the chance to visit the Sydney Aquarium a few weeks ago.
Although the tickets are a little pricey at $38 (and a bit cheaper if you buy online), it was super fun. It took about 2 hours to wander through the different levels at a leisurely pace. I suddenly appreciated why some some hotel rooms have pictures of fish swimming on their TV screens – it’s so calming and peaceful! I wish I could learn to dive – it would be such an amazing experience to see something like this.
Here are some of the photos that I took – I hope they make you feel a little calm and entice you to visit the aquarium next time you are in Sydney!
We headed down a ramp to see the Dugong which is a large marine mammal, also known as a ‘sea cow’. It’s so cute and peaceful – very large too. It just sits around grazing on lettuce and swims a little bit here and there – what a lovely creature.
How the dugong is fed – a large rack filled with lettuce is lowered into the water (this photo was taken above the massive tank).
Afterwards you can always grab a bite along Darling Harbour or a hot chocolate at the Lindt cafe like I did.
Fellow Sydney-siders – be a tourist in your own city and go! Tourists – remember to stop off at the Aquarium – it’s fun and informative!