Marineland Melanesia is a unique attraction, and the only crocodile habitat on the Great Barrier Reef. Its diverse array of exhibits includes a sea turtle and reef pool, several natural aquariums and a vast array of tribal art and maritime treasures.

Your visit here will be a truly immersive experience. Passing through our doors, your first exhibit is our reef pool and its surrounding display of maritime artefacts, including turn of the century pearl diving helmets. From here, the aquarium arcade awaits, with a vibrant display featuring over 100 species of colourful fish and crustaceans. Follow the path into our jungle gardens, where authentic tribal art is displayed amongst the greenery and in museum rooms, it’s also home to our crocodile and sea turtle ponds which you can visit all day. Finally, our gift shop with its treasure chests full of beautiful jewelry made with gemstones, amber and shells, as well collectibles, corals, artwork, genuine crocodile teeth, merchandise, souvenirs and much more. We’re open 7 days a week, 9am to 4pm.


Cassius is one big crocodile! He is the current holder of the Guinness World Records title for being the ‘Largest Crocodile in Captivity in the World’. See him up close during your visit.

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Cassius might be king, but he is not the only crocodile here. See up to 15 crocodiles during a visit, on a self-guided audio tour, or come to our presentations held at 10.30am and 1.30pm.

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Our aquariums are filled with water from the sea and are naturally lit by the sun. They showcase an extensive collection of anemonefish and tropical reef creatures.

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Tribal Art Museum

Explore the remarkable George Craig collection of Melanesian tribal arts, with a focus on artefacts from the Southern Gulf Region of Papua New Guinea, where he lived for 18 years.

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Coral Nursery

We propagate coral at our Coral Nursery and grow them in a controlled environment. Learn how we do it and be amazed at the beautiful array of colours. This is an optional upgrade.

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Audio Guide

Our Audio Guide was developed so you can explore at your own pace. It provides great insight into the many exhibits you will see during a visit to Marineland Melanesia.

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Your entry ticket to Marineland Melanesia provides you with all day access to our exhibits and tropical reef creatures. It also includes our turtle time and crocodile presentations, which start at 10.20am and 1.20pm.

Please note: Entry to the Coral Nursery is not included in the Marineland Melanesia ticket price but may be purchased for an additional cost. There is a 30-minute guided tour of the coral nursery held daily at 2.15pm. Advance bookings essential.

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