Monday, 17 December 2018

Merlin Entertainments NSW attractions-Summer school holidays

Merlin Entertainments’ NSW attractions – Summer School Holidays
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Looking for a fun activity these summer school holiday? Look no further! We bring you the best entertainment with Merlin.

Sea life Sydney Aquarium
Experience Day and Night on the Reef at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

This Summer, experience Day and Night on the Reef at Sea Life  SydneyAquarium’s all new $5 million interactive exhibit and the largest of its kind in the world! 
The interactive new experience, is now home to hundreds of beautiful sea creatures, including Myrtle the rescue turtle and her fellow turtle friends Dave and Choung, an endangered sawfish, Maori Wrasse and schools of tropical fishDay and Night on the Reef has been designed to convey several distinct ‘time zones’ which reflect various moments in time that are experienced on the reef during the day and night and will take guests on a colourful journey of the world-famous Great Barrier Reef right in the heart of Sydney.
• Start your journey at ‘6pm’ on the Reef, and be awed by the expansive coral garden which glows under the ‘night’ lights.
• Make your way through ‘Jelly Lullaby’, and immerse yourself in a forest of glowing jellies which makes for the perfect photo opportunity! 
• Walk along the bioluminescent shore of Moonlight Beach and watch your footsteps glow as tiny bioluminescent organisms inhabiting the coral reef light up the ocean below you.
• Witness a digital display of the rare phenomenon of coral spawning, and control the current through motion sensors. 
• Experience the animals’ activity by day, and as the sun begins to set, learn about how we can protect our reef and watch the life-cycle of a turtle through projection mapping; from nesting until the birth of the new hatchlings
• End your ‘day’ on the reef by reflecting back on the giant wave, freezing a moment in time to capture all the unique animals who lay beneath the surface

Day and Night on the Reef opened to the public from Saturday 24th November at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, welcoming guests daily in the heart of the CBD. 

For more information and to purchase tickets to experience Day and Night on the Reef, visit:

WhereSea Life Sydney Aquarium, Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour
WhenFrom Saturday 24th November 
Hours: Open daily from 10am-6pm (last entry at 5pm). 
Cost: Included in price of admission. Adults from $36.80 Children from $26.40. Book online and save.

Wild Life Sydney Zoo
Koala Season at Wild Life Sydney Zoo

This Summer, it's Koala season at Wild Life Sydney Zoo! Come and meet our adorable koala joeys Buddy,Scarlet and our newest furry edition to the family who is yet to be named!

For this summer school holidays only and exclusively to Wild Life Sydney Zoo, guests can come and snap a selfie on Koala Rooftop with a Hello Koala sculpture. Hello Koalas is a bold, ambitious and imaginative sculpture project, which celebrates one of Australia’s iconic animals featuring original designs, hand painted by selected artists and make for the perfect selfie! 

Guests can also enjoy a breakfast like no other – up close and personal with the koalas at Wild Life Sydney Zoo, now available every day! Breakfast with the Koalas’ at Wild Life Sydney Zoo offers the unique opportunity to meet their iconic Australian koalas, all while enjoying a delicious buffet breakfast in the heart of the CBD

Start your day off right with a hearty meal, learn all about the endangered species from an experienced and knowledgeable koala keeper, and make this moment a forever memory by capturing a photo up close with new furry friends! 

WhereWild Life Sydney Zoo, Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour
WhenSaturday 15th December 2018 – Monday 28th January 2019
Hours: Open daily from 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm).  
CostAdults from $35.00 Children from $24.60. Book online and save.
‘Breakfast with the Koalas’ additional cost(includes attraction entry)Adult $55. Children $45. Pre-booking is essential for breakfast

Madame Tussauds Sydney
Aquaman To Make A Splash At Madame TussaudsSydney This December
This Summer school holidays, Atlantis is calling as Aquaman splashes into Madame Tussauds Sydney! 
The hero of the deep, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, finally makes landfall at Madame Tussauds’ Justice League: A Call for Heroes exhibit in Sydney  joining Justice Leagues Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, and Ezra Miller as The Flash and they need YOUR help to save the world from Lex Luthor’s evil corporation, LexCorp

Bring your bravery and join the ultimate battle. Be transported to the streets of Metropolis and Gotham City for an experience that will BLOW. YOUR. MIND! 

Can you dig deep and help Aquaman harness the powers of the sea? Think you’ve got what it takes to wield the power of Wonder Woman’s wrist gauntlets? Can you muster the strength to help Superman lift a REAL helicopter? Will you act fast enough to summon Batman with the Bat-Signal? Can you run fast enough to power The Flash into battle? Reveal your inner Super Hero! 
Aquaman joins the Call For Heroes at Madame Tussauds Sydney December 13. Will you help answer the call?
Where: Madame Tussauds Sydney, Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour
WhenFrom Thursday 13th December 2018 
Hours: Open daily from 10am-6pm (last entry at 5pm).  
Cost: Included in price of admission. Adults from $35.00 Children from $24.60. Book online and save.

Sydney Tower Eye 
A Fair Dinkum Aussie Christmas at Sydney Tower Eye

These school holidays, Santa’s getting DOWN– down-under, that is – at his first ever fair-dinkum Aussie Christmas at the Sydney Tower Eye.

This Christmas, don’t be a galah! Dash all the way up to the Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck and say G’day to Santa, and snap a FREE Santa photo (or selfie!) under the palm trees.

From 23 November to 23 December, you’ll find Aussie Santa slipped, slopped and slapped atop the Sydney Tower Eye, chilling on his beach chair with his boardies, thongs and sunnies on – the way it should be! Equipped with his surfboard and even an esky in tow, experience an Aussie Christmas like no other - 250 metres above street level!

Santa’s Aussie Summerland will be open at the Sydney Tower Eye from Friday 23 November to Sunday 23 December. During this time Santa will be open for visits and last minute present requests weekdays from 4.00pm - 7.00pm and weekends from 11.00pm - 6.00pm, then 11.00pm - 6.00pm every day from Saturday 16 December. 

Whether it’s a family tradition, a gift or just for fun, a photo amongst Santa’s Fair Dinkum Aussie Christmas at Sydney Tower Eye has something for everyone to enjoy this festive season. 

For more information please visit
What:A Fair Dinkum Aussie Christmas at Sydney Tower Eye
Where: Sydney Tower Eye, 100 Market St, Sydney
When: Friday 23 November to Sunday 23 December 2018
Hours: Nov 23 – Dec 1: 4:00pm – 7:00pm daily
Dec 2 – Dec 15: 4:00pm – 7:00pm weekdays
             12:00pm – 6:00pm weekends 
Dec 16 – Dec 23: 12:00pm – 6:00pm daily
Cost:Included in price of admission 

Illawarra Fly 
Magic at Illawarra Fly
This summer, Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures will be transformed into a magical fairy wonderland and children from all across the land will be able to help their new little fairy and elf friends find their treetop homes. 
Ten fairy homes, which have been lovingly built by the team at Men’s Shed Colac, will be scattered throughout the rainforest floor and it is your mission to help the fairies and elves living at Illawarra Fly to find their very own fairy home.
Upon entry at Illawarra Fly, two hours away from Sydney, children will receive a magical fairy card which will set them off on a trail to discover each of the homes and un-jumble the magic word. 
Once all ten fairies’ homes have been found, our little fairy home hunters will receive a special enchanted sticker to award them for their efforts.
Whilst discovering the fairy homes, visitors to IllawarraFly can also try out the Treetop Walk which features a 500 metre-long, 2metre-high elevated walkway which provides unrivalled views of the unique beauty of the region’s flora and fauna, from the rainforest floor up into the towering heights of the treetops.
As well as the 45-metre tall Knight’s Tower and the cantilever perched above the rainforest floor – a truly exhilarating experience as you gently sway with the canopy.
So fly in and feel the fairy magic at Illawarra Fly this summer and if you’re lucky, you may even spot a fairy zipping through the treetops on the attraction’s high-flying Zipline Tour! 
Book now to ensure you don’t miss out -  

What:Magic at Illawarra Fly
Where: Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures, 182 Knights Hill Road Knights Hill NSW 2577
When: 15 December 2018 to 31 January 2019
Hours: Open daily 9:00am – 5:00pm. Last entry to Treetop Walk is at 4:00pm
Cost:Included in price of admission. Adults from $22.50. Children from $13.50.
Zipline Tour (includes Treetop Walk): Adults from $60. Children from $36

Merlin Annual Pass sale is on  Until the 21st December, the Merlin Annual Pass will be available for $65 per person for families (3+ people), and $89 for individuals, giving pass-holders 12 months unlimited entry to 11 top attractions in Australia and New Zealand, plus loads of discounts and exclusive offers, offering the ultimate guide to unlimited fun for unparalleled value! This offers the ultimate value. More info here:

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