Reef HQ Aquarium

Townsville City, QLD

Where are we going?

Reef HQ Aquarium
2/68 Flinders St
Townsville City QLD 4810

7 4750 0800

What is there to do?

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most incredible, complex and diverse ecosystems in the entire world. The area is larger than Victoria and Tasmania COMBINED (Amazing!) and stretches more than 2300km along the NE coast of Australia.

Now you have had your quick geography lesson, you can experience it for yourself and learn more incredible facts about this incredible feat of nature!

Reef HQ Aquarium will open your eyes to this amazing world filled with colourful, impressive and beautiful marine creatures. (Some not so beautiful, but we love them all the same!) 

This impressive aquarium has exhibits that are always changing, so there will always be something to explore! Get to know the reef, and all the rare and extraordinary features that come with it.

There are daily talks at Reef HQ Aquarium that the kids will learn a great deal from, as well as shows and feedings. Chat to a diver as they take the underwater stage with sharks and other reef predators, or visit the sweet Turtle Hospital where sick and injured turtles get better. A great way to kids to understand WHY we should be protecting our marine creatures and not looking after our marine environment. 

The same as an Olympic size swimming pool, this Coral Reef Exhibit is home to over 150 species of fish and 120 species of coral (did you know there were so many? We could probably name about 10 fish species! Cod...bass...oh we'll finish later)

This exhibit is unique not only because of its size, but because it's open to all weather elements. This means that all these creatures can live in an incredibly natural environment and experience the sun and moon just as we do. 

The Predator Exhibit is a great way to check out all those scary creatures that live in the ocean (and kids will soon learn they aren't really that scary at all!), and Discovery Lagoon is where ANYONE can participate in the Creature Feature Workshops with incredible hands-on encounters. 

Phew! With a reef as big as the Great Barrier, of course there is a lot to see! Reef HQ Aquarium will certainly fill your family’s entire day out! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $28

Children: $14 (Ages 5 - 16)

Free Under: 5 years.

Family Deals: Single family (1A and 2C) $42. 2A and up to 3C $70.


Need a little extra help?

All exhibits have wheelchair access so come one, come all!


When can we go?

9:30am - 5pm

364 days a year. Closed Christmas Day.


Any top tips?

Complimentary guided tours for pre-booked groups of 10 people or more are available with advanced bookings. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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