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.
Create a full Townsville itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Townsville

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Townsville by other users

15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA September, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM TAIWAN August, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in Great Barrier Reef BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND September, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Cape York, Great Barrier Reef & Darwin BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Townsville & Brisbane BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 47 days in Alice Springs & Townsville BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Rockhampton, Townsville & Mackay BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A little dated and expensive, how ever it's always nice to see aquatic life up close which you can here.  more »
  • Took our daughter and she enjoyed it however it is definitely in need of a revamp. Staff were great and very helpful.  more »
  • Found Nemo (and Dory)! Strong conservation education theme (not just a 'zoo' or 'amusement') of interest to pre-teen and adults. Stopped on here for 2 hours before a flight, and really enjoyed the use...  more »