The Living Reef

By Daydream Island;

The Living Reef is a free form coral lagoon that wraps 200m around the central building on Daydream Island and is home to over 100 species of local marine life including fish, small sharks, rays and other reef dwelling creatures. Up to 15m wide and containing 1.5m litres of fresh, filtered sea water this man made reef system offers a range of ways you can get up close to our resident marine animals. The Underwater Observatory takes you 4m under the surface and showcases a large 7 x 3m window where you can watch the marine life going about their day. The open learning environment in the Education Centre has 8 living displays showcasing various habitats from mangroves to corals, a theatrette and an interactive touch pool.

Our range of Living Reef activities are offered by our resident Marine Biologists who love to share their passion and knowledge with our guests. Pre booking is essential.

Underwater Observatory

Look through a large acrylic window out at a typical reef system with living coral where you can spot lobsters, fish hiding, and other reef dwelling creatures going about their daily routine.

Download our Living Reef Activities brochure here