Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, Townsville

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Island Educational Site
Explore the largest living coral reef aquarium, Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium. It is home to 130 coral species and 120 fish species, including dugongs, sharks, sea stars, and sponges. There is an interactive educational area where you can examine the reef species up close. You can also prowl the Predator Exhibit and children’s section. Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium simulates the natural coral reef environment, and usually the aquarium is open to the outside. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Townsville holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Reef HQ is brilliant! All the beautiful fish you'd find at the reef and so much more! We visited just after snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef and our kids loved spending more time enjoying and lea...  more »
  • If you want to see what the reef looks like then this us the place to visit. not a big place but great all the same  more »
  • Great aquarium with lots to see and learn. Also a good opportunity to see what the reef looks like if you're unable to snorkel or dive.  more »

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The largest city of North Queensland, Townsville boasts a large selection of accommodations for all tastes and budgets. Those who prefer to stay close to the coast can choose among a variety of boutique hotels and rental apartments along the Strand. The city center has a number of larger hotels (both international chains and independently owned), as well as several hostels known for their laid-back atmosphere. Campsites close to the city are not too numerous, so if you're looking for a prime location to spend your holiday close to nature, try to book in advance.
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