22 December 2023 - 4 February 2024
Beat the heat with a fun-filled family day out at Wonderwater, the most refreshing ticket in town this summer. Play, relax and discover on, in and around the water.
Come and explore our beautiful, awe-inspiring, ever-changing ocean this summer – in more ways than an octopus has tentacles.
Explore six stunning feature exhibitions, films screenings, the Great Southern LEGO® Reef build-zone, hands-on activities for families. And more.
All in the one family-friendly Wonderwater price ticket.
See the world premiere photographic show, Ocean Photographer of the Year, our tribute to Australia’s First Lady of diving, Valerie Taylor: An Underwater Life and the immersive playspace, Octopus Garden, just one of the many things for the kids.
Catch the inside story of bringing Tim Winton’s wonderful book, Blueback to the big screen in Blueback: Sharing the Secrets , and meet a mermaid every Monday as part of the art installation, Rainbow, Mermaid, Fireworks.
Don’t miss our outstanding performances on offer: Sydney Festival’s free opera Il Tabarro, the shadow play The Sea is Still a Mystery and our daily roving entertainers. There’s plenty more too see including our unique collection of maritime vessels, artefacts and displays.
Scroll on to find out all the details of our fabulous summer offering and how to purchase tickets in advance to beat the crowd — and the heat.
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