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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. Reef HQ Aquarium provides the most outstanding Great Barrier Reef Aquarium...more
Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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2-68 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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This is an amazing spectacle. The fish and coral are abundant and fabulous to watch. There were guided tours to have e species explained further and a snack bar to buy refreshments. We really enjoyed our visit.
Excellent value. Plenty of sea life of all sizes including the big sharks and reef life. Very knowledgable informative staff at each viewing area. Includes a visit to the aquaruim hospital to see the turtles etc is a must. Very relaxing activity..
A must do, allow a couple of hours to look around and make sure that you do the Turtle hospital tour - they have set times during the day so check out the website first.
The other one not to miss is the predator talk...More
We thoroughly enjoyed about 5 hours here. It is very clear as soon as you enter that this place is about helping us all to learn about the reef and its creatures and NOT just a money-making exercise. Thankyou volunteers, staff and GBRMPA for a...More
Absolutely brilliant. The staff are the best I have come across. So helpful and pleasant, nothing was too much trouble for them. The displays were wonderful and some of the coloured fish were astonishing. Definitely worth a visit with your family.
I spend there nearly 4 hours and visited all the tours offered that timespan. The structure with a giant reef in the middle is great. The volunteers really know what they are talking about and you learn how you can protect the reef. I liked...More
Reef HQ is said to be the largest tropical barrier reef aquarium in Australia. It has a walkway through a glass tunnel with fish swimming all around you, plus many other display areas with everything from tiny colourful reef fish to huge menacing gropers and...More
Very well laid out. Great array or Coral and Sea life. This is supposedly the largest in door coral reef in the world. Very interesting to vist and great for the children.More
Thank Bernard L
ReefHQAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
G'Day Bernard L
Thank you so very much for the 5 Star Review! We certainly are very proud to be recognised as the world's largest 'living coral reef aquarium'. Whilst our overall footprint may not be as big as other aquariums, our coral reef exhibition...More