Explore life beneath the ocean’s surface in the world’s largest man-made lagoon system for sharks. You’ll be amazed by the magical display of tropical fish, sting rays and other bottom-dwellers in the stunning Tropical reef Laggon - it's like a piece of the Great Barrier reef on the Gold Coast.
You’ll come face to face with the amazing sharks that will glide past the huge glass windows offering a glimpse into the world of one of the ocean’s most feared predators in the massive Shark Lagoon. This two-level exhibit offers incredible viewing both topside and underwater, as well as an interactive touch pool, a snorkel and dive lagoon pool and a shark lagoon, full of educational information and awe-inspiring tranquillity.
Sharks belong to the vertebrate class of animals known as Chondrichthyes which include the sharks, rays and skates. Unlike other fishes they have a skeleton of cartilage rather than bone which gives rise to their more common name of Cartilaginous fishes.
There are approximately 370 known species of shark. These can be divided into eight major orders depending on certain characteristics. A representative of each order is shown below. Notice the diverse characteristics of each.