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Grab your tickets to the world's only living coral reef aquarium, Townsville's Reef HQ, for a day out that will immerse yourself in marine life of the Reef! One of the best available showcases of the stunning Great Barrier Reef available without getting wet, Reef HQ is an award-winning facility that is renowned for its amazing, organic displays of marine life as well as its conservation efforts. Come along and experience the massive 2.5 million litre coral reef exhibit which blends the various corals and creatures of the reef together in a single, massive viewing area. Home to the likes of hammerheads, rays, massive groupers and thousands of vibrant fish of all shapes and sizes, Townsville's Reef HQ feels just like seeing them in the "real world". 


  • World's largest living coral reef aquarium
  • 2.5 million litre Coral Reef Exhibit
  • Daily talks and tours designed to educate visitors about the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • Compliments a dive or snorkel trip, allowing divers to enjoy and understand the Great Barrier Reef
  • Reef HQ Aquarium is the centre of excellence in marine science research and education
Tour Times
  • 10.30am - Predator Dive Show
  • 12pm - Turtle hospital Talk and Tour
  • 2.30pm - Animal Feeding Tour
  • 3.30pm - Turtle Hospital Talk and Tour
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Terms and conditions

  • Open daily from 9.30am to 5pm. Closed Christmas Day (25th December)
  • If you're driving to the aquarium, parking is available free of charge for up to 3 hours along The Strand. Alternatively, park opposite Reef HQ for up to 8 hours for a small fee.
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on the day of entry
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher