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Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium

#6 of 80 things to do in Townsville Features Animals
2-68 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4750 0800
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“turtle hospital” (201 reviews)
“marine life” (50 reviews)
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2-68 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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+61 7 4750 0800
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Reviewed yesterday

No better place to spend a wet day in Townsville than wander through the Aquarium. They were filming for a school when I visited so the divers wee feeding the fish as they obviously talked and filmed underwater. Perhaps gave me the opportunity to see...More

Thank sugadaze
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fascinating experience with so many beautiful tropical fish and marine creatures to see. It is very well laid out with divers swimming amongst the marine creatures from the magnificent reef areas on the Great Barrier Reef. There is also a wonderful selection...More

Thank John K
ReefHQAquarium, Director ReefHQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium. at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, responded to this review

G'Day John K Thank you so very much for the 5๐ŸŒŸ We are happy to hear you had a great experience at ReefHQ. We hope you will be our guest again soon. I will pass on your positive feedback to the staff in the Reef...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a gem! Can be entertained for the day, with a good coffee shop and an amazing view over river Highly recommend ed For locals and visitors

Thank 103thelighthouse
ReefHQAquarium, Director ReefHQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium. at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi 103thelighthouse Thank you very much for the 5๐ŸŒŸ Education is our passion and we are glad to hear you had an enjoyable experience. I will also pass on your positive feedback to the staff in the Waterview Cafe.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our little one loved looking at the fish and other sea creatures though there wasn't actually a lot to see other than fish and a few reef sharks... good for a morning activity if you don't mind spending $28/adult for 2 hours max of something...More

Thank Joshua L
ReefHQAquarium, Director ReefHQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi Joshua L We are very glad to hear your little one loved getting up close to the animals that call ReefHQ home. We hope you will both be our guests again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting assortment of fish, sharks and coral. Price includes tours. Good rainy day activity or a place to go to for a couple of hours.

Thank Sandra P
ReefHQAquarium, Director ReefHQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, responded to this review

G'Day Sandra P ReefHQ certainly is a great place to spend a rainy day. I hope you enjoyed the talks and tours. We hope you will be back again soon and we can work on earning the extra two stars. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿš๐Ÿ 

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my two kids 10 & 8 and had a brilliant time from start to finish. Central to our experience was engaging with the volunteers who have a wealth of additional info to share. We learned so many fascinating things. Most definitely take in...More

Thank simonezee
ReefHQAquarium, Director ReefHQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for the 5๐ŸŒŸ We are so happy that you had a great experience and found the talks and tours educational. As the national education centre for the Great Barrier Reef our mission is to inspire all to protect and conserve...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good time at the aquarium seeing the live coral and the marine life and the gift shop has a lot of lovely souvenirs

Thank Debbie B
ReefHQAquarium, Director ReefHQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, responded to this review

G'Day Debbie Thank you very much for the 5๐ŸŒŸ We certainly do pride ourselves on providing the animals that call the aquarium home with the upmost care. I will pass on your positive feedback to the Reef Instore staff about the souvenier range.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought it would not take us long to go through Reef HQ but so many interesting things for all ages to see and listen to. The turtle talk and hospital was great!!

Thank chris5782017
ReefHQAquarium, Director ReefHQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi Chris Thanks very much for the positive review. A visit to the Turtle Hospital is most certainly a must do, we are glad to hear you enjoyed the experience. We hope you will be our guest again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good variety of fish and corals to see. Make sure you do the fish or shark feeding and visit the turtle hospital. Cafe is good with excellent coffee.More

Thank ContikiJo
ReefHQAquarium, Director ReefHQ Aquarium at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, responded to this review

G'Day ContikiJo Thanks very much for the 5๐ŸŒŸ We do recommend the everyone begins or finishes their Great Barrier Reef experince with a visit to ReefHQ. Most certainly the Predator Feeding and Turtle Hospital are 'must do' experiences. I will also pass on the positive...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We combined doing this with the museum next door and punctuated them with lunch in the park on the strand. Lots to see and do here with informative talks regularly happening. These are announced via a submarine "ping" followed by an announcement. Some of the...More

Thank RLNR
ReefHQAquarium, Director ReefHQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, responded to this review

G'Day RLNR Thanks for the awesome 5๐ŸŒŸ review! I will pass on your feedback to our education team, they are continually looking for ways to make our talks and tours more interactive and engaging. We are very thankful for our amazing volunteers they certainly make...More

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kclark28
Do we have to book or can we just turn up?
5 April 2016|
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Response from ao18 | Reviewed this property |
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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