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  • Daily talks and tours included
  • 2.5 million litre Coral Reef Exhibit
  • Compliments any dive or snorkel trip

Reef HQ Aquarium

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Grab your tickets to the world's only living coral reef aquarium, Townsville's Reef HQ, for a day out that will immerse yourself in marine life of the Reef! One of the best available showcases of the stunning Great Barrier Reef available without getting wet, Reef HQ is an award-winning facility that is renowned for its amazing, organic displays of marine life as well as its conservation efforts. Come along and experience the massive 2.5 million litre coral reef exhibit which blends the various corals and creatures of the reef together in a single, massive viewing area. Home to the likes of hammerheads, rays, massive groupers and thousands of vibrant fish of all shapes and sizes, Townsville's Reef HQ feels just like seeing them in the "real world".

Reef HQ offers plenty of viewing areas to take in the marine life from a range of different angles and features a number of entertaining and informative shows and talks. See sharks being fed, graceful sea turtle shows and take advantage of the friendly staff ready to answer questions throughout the day. Kids will also love the dedicated reef-themed Play Zone that provides yet more entertainment in addition to the marine life.

Rounding out the experience is the behind-the-scenes look at the Reef HQ Turtle Hospital, where injured and sick turtles are rehabilitated before being released back into the wild. Playing a vital role in the rehabilitation of the animals, Reef HQ Turtle Hospital aims to not only restore the health of these much loved sea creatures, but also to raise awareness with the general public about the threatened species. Operating under the C.A.R.E philosophy (Conserve. Act. Rehabilitate. Educate), the hospital encourages changes to the way humans contribute to nature conservation to better preserve these animals to ensure the species is around for many more years to come.

For one of Townsville's must-do attractions that combines fun as well as education in an exciting way, be sure to buy your Reef HQ Aquarium tickets online today! The doors are open from 9.30am to 5pm daily, excluding Christmas Day (December 25th).

Inclusions

  • General admission
  • Daily talks and tours

Exclusions

  • Souvenirs & meals

Highlights

  • World's largest living coral reef aquarium
  • 2.5 million litre Coral Reef Exhibit
  • Daily talks and tours designed to educate visitors about the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • 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

Time

  • 10.30am - Predator Dive Show
  • 12pm - Turtle hospital Talk and Tour
  • 2.30pm - Animal Feeding Tour
  • 3.30pm - Turtle Hospital Talk and Tour

Operating Hours

  • Open daily from 9.30am to 5pm. Closed Christmas Day, Australia Day and Anzac Day

Location

  • 2-68 Flinders St, Townsville. If you're driving to the aquarium, parking is available free of charge for up to 3 hours along The Strand. Alternatively, park opposite Reef HQ for up to 8 hours for a small fee.

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on the day of entry
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
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Gerrieleigh Heaton 11 months ago
I purchased tickets online through Experience Oz to take my children to see the mermaids at Reef HQ aquarium in the school holidays. The tickets were discounted and it was an easy transaction. The option to pay using zippay was such a convenience as i was able to pay it off and have money for more school holiday activities with my 3 children. The mermaids at reef hq were incredible and we will most likely be back! I highly recommend and will always go to Experience Oz online to book any future holiday activities.
The tours are very well made
Marcus Derigs 2 months ago

The tours are very well made, funny but also informative. The overall experience was good but not great because of the outdated appearance of the interior. The way information about the fish was presented just did not seem to be the state of the art anymore and a bit old.

I purchased tickets online through Experience Oz to take my children to see the mermaids at Reef HQ aquarium in the school holidays
Gerrieleigh Heaton 11 months ago

I purchased tickets online through Experience Oz to take my children to see the mermaids at Reef HQ aquarium in the school holidays. The tickets were discounted and it was an easy transaction. The option to pay using zippay was such a convenience as i was able to pay it off and have money for more school holiday activities with my 3 children. The mermaids at reef hq were incredible and we will most likely be back! I highly recommend and will always go to Experience Oz online to book any future holiday activities.

Reef HQ was a great morning out
Joey 2 years ago

Reef HQ was a great morning out! We did the full thing in just under 3 hours and had a guided tour around too. The live dive talk in the theatre was pretty cool! It was great to see the sharks so close and other species of fish. We weren't too happy about seeing the small fresh water crocodile (near the cafe) as it kept going for the turtle in the tank and the poor turtle was terrified and kept hiding under the rocks. We did tell a member of staff however their response was just as bad "oh it's fine it does it all the time it won't eat it!" However this wasn't the point! The turtle is living in fear! Myself and my girlfriend, as well as other tourists, were concerned about the welfare of the turtle as it looked petrified! Other than that, Reef HQ was a great morning out and we got some great photos of the fish and sharks!

My family of five visited the Reef HQ Aquarium in Townsville and were very impressed with the largest living coral reef
Sandra Furness 2 years ago

My family of five visited the Reef HQ Aquarium in Townsville and were very impressed with the largest living coral reef! We have visited quite a few aquariums on our travels but this was definitely up there! Beautiful fish, lots to look at and get up close to. The staff were very friendly and informative . The kids got to do a information hunt which kept them occupied as well. You could view the coral reef from all angles or just sit and relax and watch in amazement. We watched the sharks, stingrays etc in the overhead tank being fed which was very entertaining. We would definitely recommend this place!

Reef HQ is the worlds largest living coral reef aquarium. Get a chance to see the Great Barrier Reef without putting your swimming togs on! Great for families with kids as there is plenty of interaction and shows each day.
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