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Reef HQ

2-68 Flinders Street | P.O. Box 1379, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4750 0800
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Ranked #7 of 29 attractions in Townsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Aquariums, Educational Sites, National Parks, Islands
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: One of the world’s largest coral reef aquariums features many underwater species that inhabit the Great Barrier Reef.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the afternoon viewing the fish, coral, and turtles. Relaxed way to spend a couple of hours and I learnt a few things along the way. I decided Ref HQ is a great prep before I go snorkelling at the Barrier.

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Kids were very excited. It's a must take your kids to. Throughly enjoyed our time. Would have liked to haves even the turtle hospital but sadly we didn't get a chance to. The shows are a good way for the kids to learn new things.

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Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have been here on a number of occasions but I've noticed that this time it has dated. Reef HQ needs to be updated.

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Katikati, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It was good, but not great. We thought we would have spent more time there after what we had read up on it, but apart from the shows etc it was not much to look at

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Wonderful experience, had a great variety of marine life but I would go again as don't believe it's worth the price.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

We took our 2 year old hoping for a few hours of entertainment and maybe he could pat a ray of something. Unfortunately after an hour we were done. There were no interactive anything, no petting tanks and only 3 presentations a day, which we missed. Not a patch on Underwater World, and the price was a bit steep for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Visited today with my partner. Entry cost $53. Initially I thought this was a bit expensive as the aquarium is not very large. However upon learning that it is a living aquarium with no artificial coral etc. In their habitats I was happy to be paying a little extra. The entire place was tranquil and peaceful with many places throughout... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Decided to check out the Reef HQ on our last day in Townsville. Enjoyed the feeding time, hearing about and visiting the turtle hospital. Plenty of variety of fish to check out and learn about. Maybe a little on the expensive side, but a good afternoon out and the time flew by (2 and a half hours).

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a great day out . Everyone from the six year old to the sixty year old enjoyed our time spent at the reef hq. We loved getting lost amongst the fishes, sharks, turtles and starfish. The information sessions are well worth going to. The turtle hospital was fantastic to see . We brought a year pass for our family... More

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I spend a good time in this place and it s was also fun!don t hesitate to visit this place even if you re not a kid!

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