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Reef HQ Aquarium – Townsville

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Daily Talks and Tours

-10.30am Dive Show: chat to a diver underwater as they take centre stage with sharks and other reef creatures.

-11:15am and 2:00pm Discovery Lagoon

-12.00pm and 3.30pm Turtle Talk: visit the Turtle Hospital where sick and injured marine turtles are cared for and rehabilitated.

-2.30pm Shark Feeding Show (Tue, Thur and Sun)

-2.30pm Animal Feeding Tour (Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat)
Watch the feeding of the fish and other reef creatures.
General admission prices:

Adult: $ 28

Concession: $ 22

Child 5-16 years old: $ 14

Family 2 adult + up to 3 Child: $ 70

Reef HQ Aquarium is located on 2-68 Flinders Street, Townsville and is open daily from 9.30 am until 5.00 pm.

Please Note Reef HQ Aquarium is Closed Christmas Day, Anzac Day and the Australia Day public holiday.

Explore the different sections:

Turtle Hospital 

The Reef HQ Aquarium turtle hospital provides a dedicated facility where sick and injured marine turtles can be cared for and rehabilitated. The hospital operates under and promotes the C.A.R.E (Conserve. Act. Rehabilitate. Educate) philosophy playing a key role in raising community awareness in relation to threatened species and encouraging behavioral change that contributes to nature conservation.

Coral Reef Exhibit 

Equivalent to 1 Olympic size swimming pool, the Coral Reef Exhibit is home to the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium at 18 metres wide and 5 metres deep. The exhibit features 150 species of fish and 120 species of hard and soft corals that call the Great Barrier Reef home.

Predator Exhibit (750,000 litres)

The underwater viewing tunnel gives you magical views of a living reef and predators that prowl its watery depths. The exhibit features a replica bow section of North Queensland’s most famous shipwreck the S.S. Yongala as the backdrop and home to some of the Reef’s iconic species including black tip reef sharks and giant trevally.

Discovery Lagoon

Visitors of all ages can participate in a “hands on” supervised encounter with some of the amazing marine creatures found on the Great Barrier Reef.

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