Marvel at the wonders and adaptations of some of the most brilliantly coloured animals in existence.
The Barrier Reef houses the most densely populated
lifeforms around the globe. One of the world's
7 natural wonders, it is replicated for you in the largest
inland aquarium in the country.
You can view a variety of Reef species including:
Clown Fish & Tangs, Zebra and Giant Moray Eel, Hump-Head Maori Wrasse (also known as Giant Tuskfish), Giant Shovelnose Ray, Blue spot Ribbontail Ray, Seahorse, Marbled Groper, Epaulette Shark and a variety of live Corals.
Enter the timber Galleon "Jervis", and see creatures native to our temperate south coast waters.
Big Bellied Seahorse, King Crab, Southern Lobsters and Leather Jackets are displayed in spectacular round tanks bursting through the ships hull.
Do you have fond memories of exploring ocean-side rock pools as a child? Experience this again with your own children as they see & explore the Rocky Shores Touch Pool. They can touch a variety of shells & shark eggs, plus see creatures such as Sea Urchins, Sea Apples, Zebra Eel, Star Fish, Sling Jaw Wrasse, close up.
Make your way around the lower floor of our
Aquarium and be immersed in a Tropical Rainforest. See a range of animals that live in and around freshwater
rivers and lakes from all around the world, some exhibiting various strange and
fascinating evolutionary adaptations.
Species include - Barramundi, Murray Cod, Freshwater Golden & Silver Perch, Australian Lungfish, Discus, Ox-eye Herring, Archer Fish, Australian Native Rainbow Fish, Fly River Turtle (pignose), Saw-Shelled Turtle.
Reptiles & Frogs:
This lower level is also where
you will discover the Zoos collection of Frogs, Lizards, Snakes and our American Alligators.
Species include - Boa Constrictor, Reticulated Python,
Rhinoceros Iguana, Common Tree Frog, Rough Scaled Python, Anaconda, Green Iguana & Alligators.
Close up meetings with one of these friendly scaley inhabitants occur daily.
PUT YOURSELF IN THE PICTURE!
Meet one of our very friendly reptiles during a "Snake Hold" or Alligator Meet & Greet in our interactive Keeper Talks that take place on weekends and School Holidays!
For more information and a timetable, see our Visitor Information page