Sea World was the next theme park which we visited other than Warner Bros. Movie World during our Gold Coast trip. The main draws here are definitely the sea animals such as penguins, seals, dolphins, stingrays and the sharks. The kids can spend one whole day just by looking, or rather, staring at them. However, I suppose their favourite animal activities would be the feeding time and the entertaining live shows. The first stop was none other than to see the penguins and their feeding presentation at 10:15 am.
Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
Thereafter, we grabbed our seats and waited for the Affinity Dolphin presentation to begin at 11:15 am. This show is one of the main attractions of Sea World where the dolphins dazzle the audience with their acrobatic acts. It’s definitely a crowd’s favourite and the seats filled up rather quickly.
Next up was yet another Dolphin show at 12:30 pm where some participants get up close and personal with the playful animal. We stayed on to watch for a while before heading for lunch.
There was some time to kill before the next Seal Guardians show at 14:30 pm, so to kiddy rides we went.
The Seal Guardians show was entertaining and hilarious that the kids were still talking about it after the show.
The last presentation for us at 15:00 pm was at Ray Reef where we got to feed the Stingrays with small fishes. We spent almost the whole day here at Sea World and had so much fun. The kids truly enjoyed themselves that they asked whether we are coming back again LOL.
Harbour Town Outlet Shopping
Harbour Town is known to be the largest outlet mall in Australia so I suppose we should check it out. The drive to Harbour Town took us around 20 minutes and the parking is free. It definitely looks like a popular place for both the locals and tourists alike, judging by the crowd that day. The place is spacious and has a similar setup like most other outlet malls. There are international brands which are commonly seen at the outlet mall such as Armani, Boss, Calvin Klein, Coach, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren alongside with Australian brand like UGG.
Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre
147-189 Brisbane Road
I have thought the ladies in the group will be spending substantial time around here while I find something for the kids to do. But that did not happen and they mentioned that the outlet price was rather disappointing when compared to those in Europe or the USA. Anyhow, that’s good news for a hungry me and it’s off to Peter’s Fish Market for another seafood fix.