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FAQ

What can I find inside?

More than an hour’s worth of unbelievable entertainment at one of Surfers Paradises’ BEST indoor interactive attraction and museums!

Completely updated with new galleries, exhibits, and a new attraction, you’ll find more than 1,000 square meters with more than 300 genuine artifacts, amazing stories and videos, interactive games, and more.

Ripley’s Impossible LaseRace is included in general admission. Here you can test your speed and agility as you race through the maze without touching the lasers while trying to achieve the best score.

Ripley’s 7D Moving Theatre is a truly moving experience! With seats controlled by a motion simulator, you’ll feel each dip, turn, and spill as you take part in one of six interactive games, competing with the other riders to get the highest score.

The Cargo Hold gift shop is filled with trinkets to treasure, from our fan-favorite books to replicas of our unbelievable artifacts and so many other novelties to discover!

Can I take pictures?

Yes, bring your camera and film your visit at no extra charge!

Is the Odditorium wheelchair accessible?

Yes it is. The Soul Boardwalk lift takes you up and down from ground level with a minimum of fuss. Our staff will organize the lift access upon arrival.

Do you have a souvenir/gift shop?

Yes, we have a souvenir and gift shop right on the premises. You will exit the museum through our gift shop.

Is the Odditorium suitable for small children?

Yes, the attraction is intended for the whole family. There are plenty of games and interactives for them to see and play with. We even have a kids crawl! However, some of the galleries are very well themed and it is up to the parent’s discretion.

How long does it take to tour the Odditorium?

Approximately an hour, but can be as much as two or three. It’s up to you!

Where can I park?

CAR PARKING OPTIONS:

  • Bruce Bishop Car Park – 5 min walk
  • Entry off 10 Beach Road
  • Approximately $2.90 every hour
  • Esplanade Street Parking – 3-20 min walk
  • Approx. $2.00 for first half hour. $8.50 for 1-2 hours. (Must top up every hour.)
  • On Beach side
  • Pay and display
  • Uncovered parking

BUS PARKING OPTIONS:

  • Closest bus drop off zone is in front of McDonald’s on the Esplanade
  • Bruce Bishop Car Park (off Beach Road) has three spots for bus parking (bus transit centre). It is free.
  • However, you must call 5581 7019 and book this more than one day in advance of your visit. Once booked, you simply park, go to the office, and get a permit to display in your bus window. You must let them know the type of vehicle and the registration number on booking.

Do you take group bookings?

Yes, we accept all groups at any time and offer a discount off general admission prices when you book your visit. Please visit our Group Info page for more information.

Do you offer any discounts or coupons?

Yes! Visit both Ripley’s Odditorium and 7D Moving Theatre with a VIP Combo and save 20% – no promo code needed! Click here to buy tickets.

Are you open public holidays and do you charge a public holiday surcharge?

We are open 365 days a year, including all public holidays, from 9:00 a.m. until late, and Anzac Day from 1:30 p.m. until late. We do not charge more on public holidays.

If I buy a Combo ticket do I have to do both attractions on the same day?

Your ticket is valid for one year from the date of purchase and you do not have to visit both Attractions on the same day.

How long does it take to ride the 7D Moving Theatre?

Each film varies slightly in length, but you can expect the entire experience to take about 10 minutes.

Is the Moving Theatre wheelchair accessible?

Yes, we can accommodate guests with disabilities. Wheelchair users must be able to transfer into the theatre seat and sit upright with a seatbelt fastened. Upper body ability is required to use the interactive gun.

Will the motion of the 7D Moving Theatre make me sick?

Our state-of-the-art seats generally do not cause motion sickness. The seat motion can be turned off at your request and our team is available to assist during the ride should you need assistance. Please read the full list of restrictions and medical conditions that are not advised to participate.

Visit Us

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Soul Boardwalk
Cavill Mall
Surfers Paradise
Queensland, 4217 Australia

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DAILY: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Questions? You can give us a call, send us an email, or drop us a line in the form below.

61-7-5592-0040

surfersBION@ripleys.com

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