Australia’s newest public aquarium showcases the Great Barrier Reef and TNQ
The of $54 million public aquarium allows visitors to journey through five geographical locations that take people through the Wet Tropics, Cape York, Gulf Savanna, Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea.
Over 15,000 aquatic animals, fish, plants, and other organisms are housed within 71 live exhibits in the two-level facility, providing visitors with an immersive, two-and-a-half-hour journey through 10 life-like and recreated habitats.
“When we visited the Reef six years ago we were amazed by the colours and variety of fish and coral but couldn’t help noticing the vast number of people who had made the journey, but for one reason or another, did not go into the water or venture off the islands while others were left wanting to see more,” said co-founder and co-director Daniel Leipnik.
“A Cairns city location was therefore the ideal place for an attraction of this kind to enhance people’s love of the Reef and marine world while providing absolutely everyone with a memorable experience irrespective of whether they travelled to the Reef or not.”