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Reef HQ Aqaurium - Townsville

Get up close to the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet at Reef HQ Aquarium

Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium is the world's largest living coral reef aquarium and the Australian Government's national education centre for the Great Barrier Reef!

Visitors are often overwhelmed at the complexity of a coral reef. A visit to Reef HQ beforehand makes that first time snorkelling experience all the more amazing

Reef HQ Aquarium also has a dedicated turtle hospital facility where sick and injured marine turtles can be cared for and rehabilitated

Reef HQ Aquarium Features:

  • 2.5 million litre Coral Reef Exhibit
  • Reef HQ Aquarium Turtle Hospital
  • Daily talks and tours designed to educate visitors about the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (included in the cost of admission)
  • Compliments a dive or snorkel trip, allowing divers to enjoy and understand the Great Barrier Reef
  • Reef HQ Aquarium is the centre of excellence in marine science research and education

Signature tours are run daily by a team of interpretative guides and volunteers

  • 10.30am Predator Dive Show
  • 12.00pm Turtle Hospital Talk and Tour
  • 2.30pm Animal Feeding Tour
  • 3.30pm Turtle Hospital Talk and Tour

Reef HQ Aquarium is open 9.30am - 5.00pm, 7 days a week

Price: Adult $28 Child (5-16) $14

Children under 5 years go free

Available Bookings from February 24 to March 02

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Adult $28.00

Child $14.00

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Adult $16.80

Child $14.00

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Adult $16.80

Child $14.00

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Adult $19.60

Child $14.00

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Adult $21.00

Child $14.00

10spaces

Adult $21.00

Child $14.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Rod Grinsted from United Kingdom wrote on 09 February 2017

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Friendly & Informative Fun

What a great experience. The Reef HQ team were friendly, knowledgeable and informative. The discovery and turtle hospital tours were really useful and presented in a relaxed an interesting way.

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Jasmine Manning from Australia wrote on 25 October 2017

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Awesome experience

I loved everything! The volunteers are amazing and they took the time to answer every question. It was great to see an aquarium where the animals health is put before anything!! Thanks so much, will definitely recommend and we will be back in the future 🦈🐠

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Michael Seidl from Germany wrote on 08 November 2017

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Interesting place, informative guides

The visit to the aquarium was very interesting and we spend 3 hours there, more time than we intended. The guides were very informative and answered all the questions we had. A visit to the aqarium is recommended!

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Aaron Doyle from Australia wrote on 02 September 2017

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Amazing

I could sit and watch the reef tank all day.

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Sharon Allum from United Kingdom wrote on 10 February 2018

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Would recommend

Fantastic, well worth seeing at a fantastic price. So pleased we booked and so much to see.

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