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SEA Life Sunshine Coast

Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557

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Open Times

Regular Opening Hours
Open 9am - 3pm (Last entry 2pm)
Queensland School Holiday Opening Hours
Open daily 9am - 5pm (Last entry 4pm)
ANZAC Day and Christmas Day
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Little Blue Penguins

At SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Meet some of our Resident Penguins

Little Blue Penguin Jonah

Meet Jonah

This handsome young male is only six years of age. He can be found diving the depths of his pool. He is enjoying his new exhibit as this depth is new to him. Jonah has a love for anything that shines or moves. So if you see a dashing penguin it is likely to be him. Jonah is full of confidence in the water but out on land he is a true “gentlemen”, always allowing others first. Jonah is easy to identify as he is large with a beautiful plumage of feathers

Little Blue Penguin Hilda

Meet Hilda

One of the smallest penguins with the biggest personalities. Four year old Hilda hardly comes out on land unless it’s to eat or communicate with her fellow penguin friends. She is forever swimming and socialising. Hilda tends to enjoy the company of males and will always welcome any new penguins with open wings. She enjoys spending her time with Jonah and Ota and will often be the last to come and feed as she would rather swim.

Little Blue Penguin Sapphire

Meet Sapphire

Talk about SWEET. This slightly scruffy penguin is always trying to mingle with her trainers. She adores the company of humans, and is often known as the talker. Her fellow roommates show a lot of respect to Sapphire. You can always see Sapphire when there is food around. This little gem is one of our biggest eaters and she is only TWO.

Penguin Fun Fact:

Little blue penguins are mainly nocturnal as they perform most of their activity during the night creating small groups of about ten members or less. They are not migratory and stay close to their colonies most of the time.

Unlike larger species, they can dive only to a depth of 230 feet for approximately 35 seconds, but usually they do it in depths ranging from 59 to 102 ft.



Step inside the Little Blue Penguins’ habitat at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast for the Penguin Encounter, where you can meet our adorable colony of birds and hand feed them a fishy feast!

The Penguin Encounter includes a unique behind the scenes tour where you can discover how we care for these cheeky little creatures and ask our team of penguin experts anything you want to know.

This brand new experience runs from Wednesday – Sunday at 9:45am, plus an additional feed at 12:15pm during Queensland school holidays only.




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Per Adult (Child $65)
  • Step inside the Little Blue Penguins' habitat
  • Hand feed them a fishy feast
  • Includes a unique behind the scenes tour

Gift Voucher


Per Adult (Child $71)
  • Step inside the Little Blue Penguins' habitat
  • Hand feed them a fishy feast
  • Includes a unique behind the scenes tour


On the day

From $35.20

Adult (Child $24.80)
  • Book a day and time to guarantee entry - you will gain entry within half an hour of your designated time slot!
  • Price includes a Digi Photo Pass giving you unlimited digital photos – valued at $26!
  • Book online to save up to 20% outside school holidays



Seal Experience Gift Vouchers

Want to get to know our seals better? You can meet them, face to flipper with our unique Seal Encounter or Seal Swim experiences. Come and see how gorgeous they are close up!

We offer 3 different and amazing Seal Experiences with our playful seals. Find out more below.

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