Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, Townsville
(3.5/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Incredible aquarium experience to see all the reef fish species up close and personal...interactive opportunities as well 
  • What a great set up, lots of great fish so if you want to see what is on offer at the Reef before heading out and boosting your knowledge on the marine life then you need to visit here, lots of fun fo...  more »
  • The aquarium is rather small and can easily be walked through in an hour or so however, if you plan your day around the very informative talks given by volunteers (which I did) you can easily spend th...  more »