Seahorse World Beauty Point
Where is it at?
West Tamar Highway
Inspection Head Wharf
Tel: 03 6383 4111
There is off-road parking.
Where are we going today?
The seahorse has always been a seemingly mystical creature, and one of immense attraction! (And they're cute!)
However, sadly through fishing and habitat destruction, their numbers globally have dwindled.
Seahorse World in Northern Tasmania, is a unique facility that is designed to conserve this beautiful creature, as well as provide a really fun and educational experience for families, and in particular kids. After all, they are the future who can save the species!
The focus of Seahorse World to ensuring they provide all who visit with a friendly, personalised, and informative experience.
There are a number of experiences that you will encounter during time time at Seahorse World. There is the Cave of the Seahorse (sounds spooky, but it's not!) which is an exhibit of sea dragons, seahorses and pipefish. There is a fascinating high-tech working seahorse farm which shows kids the life cycle of the seahorse, from birth to adulthood.
There is even the Wonders of the Southern Ocean aquariums which feature a number of very strange, weird but wonderful marine species, such as the weedy sea dragons (try and spot them among the actual seaweed!), giant cuttlefish, sharks and that always popular touch pool for kids.
What is in there that you can feel!? Slimy we bet!
What makes Seahorse World stand out is that they offer a fully guided tour experience run by the really lovely staff there. This 45 minute tour offers a behind the scenes look at the working farm, as well as feeding the fish as well as all the exhibits in the aquarium.
A fun aquarium with a difference, and a great way for kids to learn about the destruction and conservation of the environment, and to see first hand the creatures that are affected directly by our actions. A fascinating and insightful family day out.
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 3 years.
When can we go?
Dec - April: Tours depart regularly from 9:30am - 4pm. May - Nov tours depart on the hour, every hou
Open 7 days a week but closed Christmas Day.
They have a host of interactive educational events for students. They cater for students with special needs, pre-schoolers, primary right through to tertiary students. .
There is a coffee shop where you can rest your feet for a little bit. .
Any Top Tips?
The tour lasts for 45 minutes, but allow at least an hour. You can then take your time and enjoy it all in your own time. See what you can remember! .
Need a little extra help?
Seahorse World is fully wheel chair accessible, and at the door front is disabled parking available..
Can I get one of those?
The gift shop is always a popular place to get those seahorse related gifts to take home! .
What people are saying?
by CRAIG TATE
Our expirience there was great and the guide , Jesse, was very informative. It was great that they allowed people of all ages to get hands on in the touch pool. I recomend going in mid spring because that is when the babies are born or are about to be born and you get to feed the younger ones. I give it 5 stars. Cleo Darke
by Juergen Bowe
Combine it with the platypus and echidna show - very interesting
by A Google User
There are a lot more interesting things to do with your overly expensive entrance fee in Tassie! Unless you're unbelievably interested in seahorses, there's not much to look at, despite the tour operator doing a good job of very limited content! The idea of a 'touch pool' attracted us with our 2 small children, but was woeful. Definitely not for any kids under 7. Possibly the tackiest gift shop on earth too!!!
by A Google User