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What's On these Summer Holidays!

  • Wednesday 20th December 2023
  • What's On Sydney, What's On Melbourne, Family, School Holidays

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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Snap a picture with our resident penguins and suit up in some snow gear to have your penguin encounter! Learn all about what it takes to care for our penguins, and how the mechanics of our Antarctic exhibit keep our penguins really cool! 

Plus, talk to one of our knowledgeable keepers on our daily penguin talks, and even board our Penguin Boat Ride - the world-first penguin boat ride that takes you through the penguin exhibit (included in admission pricing!)

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Journey through our zoo and educate yourself on how to keep the animals in and around your backyard (your WILD Neighbours!) safe and happy - learn how to create lizard lounges, frog hotels and possum dreys, and listen into our daily keeper talks for tips and tricks to ensure your WILD Neighbours thrive!

Don't stop the fun there! Did you know that Merlin Annual Pass holders are eligible for a 20% discount on our Breakfast with the Koalas?!

Madame Tussauds Sydney

Meet This Summer's Headliners at Madame Tussauds Sydney! 

Ever wondered what it’d be like to have all your favourite artists under one roof? Well, wonder no longer! Get exclusive VIP access to Sydney’s hottest gig and meet our star-studded headliners – Harry StylesDua Lipa and NEW this summer only, Ariana Grande takes the stage!

Sydney Tower Eye

Take summer to new heights and immerse yourself in one of the best experiences with a visit to the Sydney Tower Eye observation deck! 

Step it up even further and discover the Sydney Tower Eye Skywalk!

Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures

These school holidays get ready to embark on an epic quest through Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures to discover a hidden world of knights, treasure and wings. With fiery photo moments and a map that will lead you to your destiny. Are you a dragon rider or a dragon hunter? This is a Summer Of Dragons.

Want to live out your ultimate fantasy? Get your bows ready and shoot for the target with Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures newest experience – Archery.


SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium 

Open January 1 - SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium's newest addition! Dive into Night on the Reef at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, a dazzling underwater wonderland that takes guests on an enchanting journey into the mesmerising world of bioluminescence beneath the sea. 

Legoland Discovery Centre

Join Dream Chasers Mateo, Izzie and friends these school holidays at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne!

Create your own Dream Creature in our LEGO Laboratory

Watch the EXCLUSIVE 4D movie 'Z-Blob Rescue Rush!'

Snap a photo with the DREAM CHASERS

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

Experience a breath taking birds-eye-view of the magnificent Otway Ranges from our 25 metre-high elevate walkway or fly 30 metres high from tree to tree on our Zipline Tour.  


SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

There is now a brand new exhibit open at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast! Seahorse Kingdom offers guests the rare opportunity to explore the mysterious and mesmerising world of seahorses and sea dragons, witnessing their graceful movements and intricate behaviours up close.


SEA LIFE Kelly Tarltons

Become a Junior Penguin Keeper with SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's!

There are 18 different penguin species around the world and 11 of these are vulnerable or endangered due to human impacts such as climate change, overfishing, plastic pollution, invasive species and habitat degradation. 

Visitors to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's can see the King and Gentoo penguins in action and learn more about these fascinating flightless birds.