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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  • I had such a good time at the aquarium in wet weather. The aquarium building was well- designed. The staffs were nice and friendly!  more »
  • I took my 10yo granddaughter there and she absolutely loved it, so much so that she now wants to become a marine biologist. All the staff (mainly volunteers) were very helpful and answered all her que...  more »
  • After being in Townsville since 2012, my husband and I decided to pay a visit to Reef HQ for the first time on my 60th Birthday! We were there for over 3 hours and had a great time walking through. Th...  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.
  • 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!
  • Our 4 yr old had a fabulous time, the wonder of mermaids, fantastic touch tank and beautiful fish and corals. Very educational and entertaining.
  • A good quality establishment working for a great cause. All of the staff are friendly and the majority volunteer their time. There are lots of opportunities to learn about and experience the reef. The shows and talks are good. The cafe is quite good and offers discount if you have annual membership. We purchased a family annual pass as the kids enjoy it and the value is there.

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