2-68 flinders st
AU_QLD 4810 Townsville
AustraliaTel : 61 / 74.75.00.80.0
Fax : 61 / 18.104.22.168.1
Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef at the world\'s largest living coral reef aquarium.
Reef HQ, formerly known as the Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, was opened on 24 June 1987 and is the world\'s largest living coral reef aquarium. Its innovative exhibits provide a real life encounter of the Great Barrier Reef. The main attraction is a two and a half million litre coral reef exhibit that replicates a natural reef ecosystem. As the Reef Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Reef HQ is known as a centre of excellence in marine education. Reef HQ exists to inspire everyone to care for the Great Barrier Reef. It is operated on a cost-recovery basis and relies heavily on sponsorship and donations for its commercial viability.
Dedicated Reef HQ guides and volunteers conduct regular tours throughout the day. Chat to a diver under water as they share centre stage with sharks in the Predator Exhibit at 10.30am each day. Learn about marine turtles daily at 12.00pm. Plus, don’t miss the fascinating daily feedings at 2.30pm… our inhabitants never do!
10.30am Predator Dive Show
Chat to the diver as they swim with the sharks and other animals in the predator exhibit.
Predator dive show
12.00pm Turtle Talk
Learn about these ancient marine creatures and how Reef HQ Aquarium helps to rehabilitate sick and injured marine turtles.
green turtle (Chelonia mydas)
2.30pm Shark Feeding Show (Sun, Tue & Thurs)
See the feeding of sharks and other reef predators.
2.30pm Animal Feeding Tour (Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat)
Watch the feeding of the fish and other reef creatures.
Reef HQ admission allows you to visit the aquarium all day with the option of returning later the same day. Alternatively, Reef HQ annual memberships are available allowing unlimited entry for a whole year for approximately one and a half times the standard admission price.
Adult - $24.75
Concession (student/pensioner) - $18.95
Child (5-16 years) - $12.10
Family 1 (1 Adult + 2 children) - $36.80
Family 2 (2 adults + 3 children) - $62.10
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