Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, Townsville

(3.5/5 based on 750+ 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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  • Really quiet an educational place for children and adults. Make sure you time it to coincide with the turtle hospital tour (i would say ring to get the time for this before you visit). All the childre...  more »
  • Like other aquariums, admission into Reef HQ is rather expensive. Despite the cost, their displays are beautiful. There is so much to see. They also have a bunch of volunteers giving talks and tours, ...  more »
  • For an attraction that has the Great Barrier Reef offshore I expected a lot more. I suppose most people actually go out and see the real thing. By Aquarium standards this isn't really great. It has a ...  more »