Reef HQ Aquarium

Townsville, Townsville Area

Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium is the the world's largest living coral reef aquarium and the Australian Government's national education centre for the Great Barrier Reef.

Immerse yourself in the underwater viewing tunnel offering magical views of a living coral reef and the predators that prowl the water depths. Discover beauty and wonder of the Great Barrier Reef.

Home to the world's largest living coral reef aquarium, the 2.5 million litre coral reef exhibition will open your eyes to an amazing world filled with thousands of charismatic marine creatures.

Appreciate the challenges faced by Reef HQ Aquarium's Turtle Hospital patients and how you can play a role in protecting marine turtles in the Great Barrier Reef. The turtle hospital operates and promotes the C.A.R.E (Conserve. Act. Rehabilitate. Education) philosophy playing a key role in raising community awareness.

Join their experienced and friendly interpretation staff on one of Reef HQ Aquarium's premier visitor experiences. Let their volunteers inspire you as they share their passion for the Great Barrier Reef.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $28.00 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015
Child $14.00 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015 Children under 5 free.
Concession $22.00 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015 Pensioners, seniors or students must show proof with identification.
Family $68.00 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015 2 Adults and 3 Children

Open Times

Public Holiday: Closed Christmas Day ...... 0930 to 1700 daily


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Other Information


Reef HQ Aquarium is accessible for guests with a disability without assistance. Disabled toilet facilities and parking are available.


School Holiday program is free with Reef HQ Aquarium general admission or membership. A gold coin donation is appreciated with all monies going to the Reef HQ Aquarium Turtle Hospital. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings are not required for groups less than ten. School Holiday program varies and applies to Queensland school holidays only. Reef education programs available for groups all year round. (bookings necessary). Experience the reef at night with the Reef Sleep Program. Children of all ages welcome provided they are accompanied by an adult.
2-68 Flinders Street East
Townsville, Townsville Area

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