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.