Sea World is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, and theme park located on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Sea World boasts a wide range of attractions including Marine Attractions, Rides, Shows, Animal Adventures, Helicopter Rides, Whale Watch Trips and Cruises.
Sea World promotes conservation through education; The Seabird Rehabilitation Aviary facilitates the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured or orphaned wildlife including pelicans.
Guests can stay at Sea World Resort & Water Park, a purpose built resort complex offering an excellent base to explore Surfers Paradise and the other attractions of the Gold Coast from.
The park is linked to Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World as part of the Qld-based Warner Village Theme Parks division of Village Roadshow.
Sea World was founded by Keith Williams in 1958. It was originally known as the Surfers Paradise Ski Gardens, which presented “water ski shows that combined comedy, aqua ballet and action”. In 1971, the Surfers Paradise Ski Gardens moved to land on the Spit.
Major dredging works were required to build the new ski lake. A year later, the Surfers Paradise Ski Gardens became known as Sea World with the introduction of dolphins, marine displays, a replica of the Endeavour, a swimming pool, licensed restaurant and gift shop.
Extra additions over the next decade included the purchasing of competitor marine park, Marineland, and the transfer of animals and exhibits to Sea World as well as the addition of more shops and food outlets.