All over the world, people enjoy looking at seahorses in public aquariums provided by Tasmania's unique seahorse farm, the only government registered seahorse farm in Australia and the first commercial farm anywhere. Discover the secret lives of seahorses during a fun-filled 45-minute guided tour of our farm. Learn how the male gets pregnant, see the tiny babies eat live food and enjoy thousands of Tasmanian pot-belly seahorses in your behind-the-scenes farm visit. Also see other marine creatures of our seas in our boutique Southern Ocean Aquarium including one of the rarest fish - the Spotted Handfish; the world's largest freshwater crustacean only found in Tasmania - the Giant Freshwater Crayfish; seadragons, local sharks and many other interesting creatures. Silver Award winners in the 2016 and 2017 Tasmanian Tourism Awards.
~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2021~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR21:
- Join your Seahorse World tour at Shed 1A Inspection Head Wharf, at Beauty Point to commence a Seahorse World Fully Guided Tour. Seahorse World provides a fun-filled educational tour of the world's first seahorse farm and the Southern Ocean Aquarium. The secret life of seahorses is revealed and their unique characteristics amaze visitors. They are the only animal on earth where the male gives birth. After the farm, visitors move into the Southern Ocean Aquarium where they can see other bizarre creatures of these waters including the Weedy Sea dragon, giant Tasmanian Crab (world's 2nd largest crab species), cuttlefish, local sharks, octopus and dozens of others. Tour is approximately 1 hour in duration.
Daily except 25DEC.
Shed 1A Inspection Head Wharf, Beauty Point.
~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2019~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR19: Regular tours throughout the day.~~~~
~~ 01-Apr-2019 to 31-Mar-2021~~Valid for 01APR19-31MAR21:
APR: Every 45 minutes from 9:30am.
MAY - NOV: Every hour from 10:00am-4:00pm.
01DEC - 24DEC, FEB - MAR: Every 45 minutes from 9:30am.
26DEC - 31JAN: Every half hour from 9:30am.~~~~
Not available. Local public bus at own expense (pick up at Manions Bus Service from Launceston opposite Cinema in Brisbane Street)
Not available. Local public bus at own expense (drop off at Manions Bus Service from Launceston opposite Cinema in Brisbane Street)
- 45 minute fully guided tour of seahorse farm and Southern Ocean Aquarium.
What to Bring:
- Non slip, flat shoes.
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