Seven-month-old Henry is no ordinary baby; he is the new addition to the Polar Bear family at Sea World on the Gold Coast. Like any other toddler, Henry’s personality is evolving each and every day. One of the many dedicated Polar Bear keeper’s, Tacha, told me Henry is independent and cheeky, whilst still being interested in the world around him.
As Henry’s young and full of energy, he’s generally out and about in the early hours of the morning. So, if you’re really keen on seeing him, try getting to the park as soon as it opens. This gives you the rest of the day to check out the rides and the extremely popular animal shows.
A must see while you’re at Sea World is the ‘Imagine’ Dolphin show. This show is undeniably the most popular one at the park, so if you wish to get a good seat then I suggest getting to the venue (Dolphin Cove) at least 15 minutes before it is scheduled to start. A few lucky people also get chosen out of the crowd to have their very own experience up close and personal with the dolphins. If this sounds like something you’re interested in then definitely try and get to Dolphin Cove earlier to ensure you have a seat close to the front.
A great way to cool off is to take a ride on the Viking Revenge Flume. With speeds up to 58km/h you’re definitely taken on an exciting ride experience that the whole family can enjoy. The ride ends with a splash (literally), so make sure you have a towel handy once it’s over.
If you’re looking for something to eat, then the Plaza Food Court is the place for you. There are a variety of restaurants to suit the whole family. From a delicious Chicken Caesar Burger to just a Caesar Salad, there’s something for everyone. Also, if it’s a boiling hot summers day then the perfect way to cool off is by having an ice cream from the Colonial Ice Cream Parlour.
RARE POLAR BEAR FACTS:
- Polar bear cubs are taught to freeze still while mum hunts – if they move she disciplines them with a whack to the head.
- Their fur is NOT white – it is hollow and reflects light.
- Polar bears use their big front paws to propel themselves through the water and their back paws to steer.