There are 50 different breeds of seahorse and all of them are on the endangered species list. Seahorses are taken from the wild to make Chinese medicine and those that aren’t are still at risk due to habitat destruction. That’s where Seahorse World is more than just a fun day out for the tribe – it’s one of very few seahorse farms in the world that is registered to breed and trade seahorses under the United Nations Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) program.
A visit to Seahorse World takes the tribe on a 45 minute guided tour starting in The Cave, which is home to a selection of seahorses and sea dragons. Then you get to see The Farm, which is a behind the scenes look at a working seahorse farm. The final room is the Southern Ocean Aquarium where you can get hands on with the creatures in this room and even hold a seahorse in the palm of your hand!
In the school holidays, Seahorse World runs a Kids Discovery program too where the kids can experience seahorse feeding, shark feeding and more.