Three of a series of five tropical aquariums mounted in a single large room aquarium, located at the entrance of Reef HQ
Reef HQ Aquarium is inclusive of the Coral Reef Exhibit, a Predator Exhibit, a children's section, a gift shop and cafe. In 2006 Reef HQ opened new 'Exploring our Wetlands' interactive kiosks developed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
Water motion is created in the Coral Reef Exhibit by a pneumaticwave machine. Unusually, the aquarium is open to the weather, receiving precipitation, sun- and moonlight, just like natural coral reefs. The tank holds approximately 2.5 million litres of water.