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Duration
3h
Inclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to the aquarium
  • Optional Aquarium activities
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buyersrmi wrote a review Apr 2020
Prescott, Arizona459 contributions127 helpful votes
Spending 3 hours here seeing the different corals, fish, sharks etc, is not a waste of your time. learning how the structure of the reef is made and how it is changing with the environment. a lesson we should all heed. Great for families or solo a good way to spend an afternoon
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Chickan guy wrote a review Mar 2020
Townsville, Australia6 contributions
shark cracked the glass, i tried to help the shark but it didn't help and i almost got banned. sadly
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Date of experience: April 2019
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LilyPad45 wrote a review Jan 2020
Queensland, Australia453 contributions107 helpful votes
We were only planning on spending a few hours but our visit became an entire day. This is not the biggest aquarium but there was still so much to see and do. We did all of the talks and tours (visiting the turtle hospital is a memory my son will keep forever). Loved all of the
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from ReefHQ, Public Relations Manager at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium General Entry Ticket
Responded 2 Feb 2020
Hi LilyPad45, Many thanks for your 5-star review. You definitely made the most of your visit. Our Turtle Hospital is one of our premier talks and tours and a favourite for many visitors. Our staff and volunteers love sharing their knowledge and passion of the Reef with guests. We look forward to welcoming you as our guest in future.
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DeannaBanana3011 wrote a review Jan 2020
Guildford, United Kingdom228 contributions60 helpful votes
we really liked the aquarium, just it was a lot smaller than expected. We were expecting to spend the whole day here, but we went around the aquarium in under 2 hours. We went to the discovery pool talk which is interactive where you can hold some creatures. The tunnel where all
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from ReefHQ, Public Relations Manager at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium General Entry Ticket
Responded 9 Jan 2020
Hi Deanna, Thank you for the 3-star review and feedback. We generally recommend that a visit to Reef HQ lasts 2 to 2.5 hours. This allows guests to participate in the majority of talks. Our Turtle Hospital is one of our premier talks and is the experience that inspires the majority of visitors to take one small action to reduce their use of plastic that will benefit the marine life. Our volunteers are extremely passionate and love sharing their knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef with guests. Despite being small, we are still home to the world's largest living coral reef aquarium. We look forward to welcoming you as a guest in future.
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Dave G wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia38 contributions11 helpful votes
I was looking forward to taking my family to Reef HQ, I had not been their since I was a child. But Unfortunately it doesn’t look like a dollar has been spent on maintaining the facility. The entry to the building looks derelict, overall the facility feels dirty & the exhibits
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from ReefHQ, Public Relations Manager at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium General Entry Ticket
Responded 9 Jan 2020
Hi 87daveg, Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit to Reef HQ Aquarium. You will be happy to hear that we have recently received $26.9million from the Australian Government in their mid-cycle budget review to refurbish and upgrade Reef HQ. The upgrade to the infrastructure at our 32 year old Aquarium will include many of Reef HQ's back of house facilities, as well as the Turtle Hospital, predator tank and coral reef exhibit. Our main aquarium tank, is still the world's largest living coral reef exhibit at 2.5 million litres. The best time of day to see all the fish life in this exhibit, is at our daily feed show when the fish come to the tunnel for lunch. All our talks and tours, including the above feeding tour, are included in the price of your entry and provide many opportunities to learn more about the Great Barrier Reef. Some of our premier talks and tours are below: 10:30am Predator Dive Show 11:15am and 2pm Discovery Lagoon 12noon and 3:30pm Turtle Hospital Talk and Tour 2:30pm Animal Feed Show Reef HQ is a not-for-profit facility, with all admission tickets funding the operation of the Aquarium. We hope you revisit Reef HQ after our refurbishments.
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Malcolm W
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Excellent venue we mainly went to get out of the heat.
Plenty of interesting swimming specimens to sea and lots of information on the Great barrier Reef and other local w
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Umberto545
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Must Visit
What a great educational and informative Aquarium. This Aquarium covers everything to do with the Great Barrie Ree
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Jody M
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Needs more hands on things
Great for little kids, not alot to do activity wise but beautiful aquarium Very well priced for annual members too
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Wayne A
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Townsville visit
The aquarium at Townsville is centrally located & easy to get to & like the rest of Townsville no parking problems.
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jogra3
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Still love Reef HQ!
Enjoyed the turtle hospital, looking around, reading the information about the different marine species and the mer
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jaclynf2015
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Short and Sweet
The aquarium is quite small and was very crowded the day that we went but was well worth the visit as we got to see
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DEP3
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See the life in the Great Barrier Reef -- at a distance in this great aquarium with great guides
This was a cruise port on a weekend when shops close at 2pm, so we explored the aquarium, which we loved. Great g
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nick9950
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Family visit
Spent a couple hours here the aquarium is really good plenty to look at for kids could do with some updates in some
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MarcoB5527
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Fantastic place
This is definitely a fantastic place to visit love coming here every chance I get, always something different love
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854bevs
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Something for everyone
Reff HQ is a wonderful place for everyone to visit - not just tourists but the locals as well. The whole place is
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Helene H
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Interesting
Great day, well spend. It's really interesting finding out about the underwater life, they offer different tours, l
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MR1961
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Wonderful Staff, Terrific Aquarium
Our visit to this excellent aquarium was made all the more so because of the wonderful staff who provide very infor
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FNQAust
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Incredible
This was our highlight in Townsville. The shows are fun inclusive and enlightening. We happened to be there as a sh
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Elachi55
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Superb showcase of Barrier Reef
Huge aquarium showcasing all the best of the GBR - stunning displays and knowledgeable staff and friendly volunteer
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Robert H
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Informative
Here you can see a snap shot of what the Great Barrier Reef is all about. However , check for feeding time and get
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