Marvel at the wonders and adaptations of some of the most brilliantly coloured animals in existence.
The Barrier Reef houses the most densely populated
lilfeforms 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), Lionfish, Frogfish, Giant Shovelnose Ray, Moorish Idol, Seahorse, Puffer Fish, Painted Crays, Marbled Groper, Epaulette Shark, Mudcrab and a variety of live Corals.
Make your way around the lower floor of our
Aquarium and see a range of animals from freshwater
rivers and lakes in the Australian Murray-Darling sysytem and tropical Queensland to South African and South American river systems, with various strange and
fascinating evolutionary adaptations.
Species include - Barramundi, Cychlids, Murray Cod, Freshwater Golden Perch, Silver Perch, Australian Lungfish, Longfin Eel.
REPTILES & FROGS
: This lower level is also where
most of the Zoos collection of Frogs, Lizards,
Turtles, Snakes and our American Alligators are housed. Species include -
Frogs: Splendid Frog.
Snakes: Boa Constrictor, Reticulated Python, Olive Python, Blood Python & Taiwan Beauty Snake
Lizards: Fiji Island Crested Iguana, Rhinoceros Iguana, Blotched Blue-Tongue Skink & Shingleback Skink
Turtles: Fly River Turtle (pignose), Saw-Shelled Turtle, Macquarie Turtle
PUT YOURSELF IN THE PICTURE!
Meet one of our very friendly reptiles during a "Snake Hold" in our interactive Keeper Talks that take place on weekends and School Holidays!
For more information and a timetable, see our Visitor Information page