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Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium

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Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium is the world's largest living coral reef aquarium and the Australian Government's national education centre for the Great Barrier Reef. Reef HQ Aquarium provides the most outstanding Great Barrier Reef Aquarium...more
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2-68 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I visited with our 17 year-old son. It had been recommended by friends of friends who visited a number of years ago. They do a nice job focusing on conservation issues and paid and volunteer staff were all lovely. However, it is...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I took my grandchildren to Reef HQ and they enjoyed it so much they did not want to leave. This was the best attraction and very reasonably priced entry fees.

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ReefHQAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

G'Day WilliamWah Thank you very much for the 5 Star Review! We are so happy to hear that you and your grandchildren loved ReefHQ and we hope that you and you family will be our guests again very soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an awesome adventure and a must while visiting Townsville all staff were fantastic good value for money and very interestingMore

Thank Sharron S
ReefHQAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

G'Day Sharron S Thank you very much for your "Fantastic" 5 Star Review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at ReefHQ and think that it is good value for money. Thank you very much for recommending others visit ReefHQ. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got a free attraction ticket as a bonus in our accommodation booking so decided to go here. Family ticket- 2 x adults and 2 x kids cost $70. Recommend going when the aquarium first opens to miss some of the crowds. Take a photo...More

Thank Jenny S
ReefHQAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

G'Day Jenny S Thank you very much for the positive review and recommendations. The Turtle Hospital certainly is an inspirational experience and one that should be planned for when visiting ReefHQ. We are so glad to hear your entire family enjoyed their experience at ReefHQ...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we arrived in Townsville after lunch so missed some of the earlier presentations but really enjoyed wandering around looking at the different marine life and learning a lot about the reef and it’s huge ecosystem. At $28 ($22 concession) it is definitely worth a...More

Thank juann22
ReefHQAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

G’Day juann22 Thank you very much for the 5 star review and recommendation. I hope you make use of our “visit the next day for free” offer and get to enjoy our full program of talks and tours.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a local to Townsville and having a young child (Under 2 years old) I got my year pass for around $33 and baby gets in free. This is unlimited entry all year long which is amazing value. 2 x visits and it pays for...More

Thank Compass162863
ReefHQAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

G’Day Thank you very much for the positive feedback. Family Membership certainly is great value for money, we are glad to hear you are enjoying your Membership.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The outside complex needs a little love and had me questioning if I had made the right decision in going but once you go inside the displays were stunning. The whole family really enjoyed it.More

Thank Simon B
ReefHQAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

G’Day Simon B Thank you very much for the positive review. The great news is there is significant capital investment set aside to upgrade the surrounding precinct. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your Aquarium experience. We hope you will all be our guests...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only got as far as the aquarium! There is a lot to see at this attraction, but I couldn't get past the massive aquarium. There are plenty of places to sit and watch the sea life. Sharks, huge fish, colourful fish, rays, weird and...More

Thank HSHBBH
ReefHQAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

G’Day HSHBBH Thank you very much for the 5 Star review and the excellent feedback. We certainly are very proud of our living coral reef exhibition, the largest living coral reef aquarium in the world. We hope you will be our guest again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A huge let down given the hype. Talked it up to friends visiting and made the special trip down to Townsville. Really Underwhelming! Small, really aimed at children, difficult to navigate - would it kill them to add a map to their brochure? Not worth...More

Thank Georgina E
ReefHQAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

G’Day Georgina E Thank you very much for your review. It’s not good to hear you didn’t enjoy experience. We hope you did enjoy some parts of the aquarium. Did you experience our daily talks and tours? Most guests rate them very highly: 10.30am Predator...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are wonderful, full of knowledge, friendly and eager to answer your questions. The self guided aspect is nice but the hands on show was better, learnt a lot about cone shells. Lots of beautiful creatures to see, I'd recommend a visit.More

Thank Amanda O
ReefHQAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

G’Day Amanda O Thank you very much for the positive review and recommendation. Our staff and volunteers are very proud of the role they play at the National Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your Aquarium experience...More

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There is no need to book, you just turn up and can stay for as little or as long as you like! A great place to visit.
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