Aquarium arcade is a showcase of some of the most beloved Great Barrier Reef fish, corals and creatures, including many different types of anemonefish (nemo), blue tangs (dory) and more.

Anemonefish are perhaps one of the best-known fish on the reef, thanks to the movie Finding Nemo. What you may not know is that there are over 30 different species of anemonefish, all of which have different colours and patterns. We have an extensive array of anemonefish on show at Marineland Melanesia – make sure you look closely during your visit, as you might be lucky enough to see some baby nemos or clusters of clownfish eggs. Learn more about anemonefish during your visit, with our self-guided audio tours.

Our aquariums are unique: they take a steady inflow of Green Island’s surrounding sea water each day, and are naturally lit by the sun, creating the ideal environment for the corals and fish that live within.

They are also the oldest known, continuously operating aquariums in Australia, and have been on show at Marineland for over 70 years. They were set up back in the 1950s by the previous owners, and were a central feature at what was then known as the Marineland Zoological Gardens. Back then and still today, these saltwater aquariums provide a sustainable way for people to observe some of their favourite creatures and corals of the Great Barrier Reef, without even getting wet. There is more to see in our reef pool, which replicates the tidal shallows that surround the coral cay of Green Island.

We are located on Green Island, in the beautiful Great Barrier Reef, just a short boat ride from Cairns and five minute stroll from the Green Island jetty.

Marineland Melanesia Crocodile Habitat is open 7 days a week, from 9am to 4pm. Your admission ticket provides you with entry throughout the day, so you can come and go as you please.

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