UnderWater World unveils new $3.5M ocean tunnel attraction

21 September, 2012
Author: Charles Hodgson

Queensland tourism icon UnderWater World has opened its spectacular new $3.5M ocean tank and walk through attraction, which showcases over 50 species of fish, awe inspiring sharks, colourful corals and majestic sea turtles.
The 2.5 million litre ocean tank showcases a brilliant under the sea world across four exciting new themed zones, including Shark Shipwreck, Coral Cove, Bay of Rays and Turtle Temple.
The new ocean tank and walk through is part of a $4M investment by Merlin Entertainments into the Sunshine Coast aquarium which also includes a state of the art filtration system and the introduction of a more extensive marine conservation program.
UnderWater world General Manager Tina Holmes said the refurbishment is an exciting milestone for the aquarium which has been operating for 23 years.
“It’s a significant moment for us at UnderWater World. It’s been ten months in the making and we can’t wait to share the new and exciting zones with our visitors,” she said.
Merlin Entertainments Group Divisional Director Australia & New Zealand, Edward Fuller said the company had enormous confidence in the attraction.
“we are committed to a multi-million dollar investment program to ensure UnderWater World’s future as a must-see attraction for the region,” he said.
“The opening of the ocean tab and walk through is just the first stage and we’re looking forward to announcing further plans in the future.”
Apologies to Mr Fuller, the caption in the video should have correct spelt his name as Edward.