Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, Townsville

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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. Our Townsville tour site makes visiting Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium and other Townsville attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This is a great place for Kids and adults, very informative with many species. The walk through tunnel is great with sharks and all sorts of fish going overhead.  more »
  • This is great if you cannot take young children out to the reef. The staff are very friendly & The turtle rehab area is well worth looking at. The only down side is the cafeteria the fiid is not worth...  more »
  • Probably not as fancy as cairns but a nice little aquarium. Worth a visit if you have the extra time to do it. Wouldn't be my priority to visit though.  more »
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  • Great opportunity to see the biggest living coral and staff are very friendly, Best place for family and kids specially Mermaid shows are beautiful. My daughter always talks about Turtle Hospital @ Reef HQ they are wonderful with kids. Must visit place in Townsville
  • Fascinating, fun, interactive and educational. A great place for kids and adults. Plenty of tours, all included in the cost. A little people's play zone. Lots of things to look at and learn about. Well worth the entrance fee.
  • Our 4 yr old had a fabulous time, the wonder of mermaids, fantastic touch tank and beautiful fish and corals. Very educational and entertaining.
  • An up-close and personal experience with the marine habitat(s) of Far North Queensland. Beautiful presentation, vast array of species and highly educational. Well done guys!
  • Great place for kids & adults!! A lot of info about life in great barrier rief)

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