Reef HQ Aquarium Tickets
Come and explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet! Reef HQ Aquarium is the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium. Reef HQ provides an outstanding Great Barrier Reef experience through education, inspiration and entertainment.
As the National Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Reef HQ Aquarium will open your eyes to an amazing world filled with thousands of charismatic marine creatures. Suitable for the whole family, a visit to Reef HQ has something for everyone.
Daily Talks and Tours
10.30am Predator Dive Show
Chat to a diver underwater as they take centre stage with sharks and other reef predators.
11.15am and 2.00pm Discovery Lagoon
This ultimate experience offers a supervised "hands on" encounter with some of the amazing marine creatures of the Great Barrier Reef.
12.00pm and 3.30pm Turtle Hospital Talk and Tour
Visit North Queensland's only Turtle Hospital where sick and injured marine turtles are cared for and rehabilitated.
2.30pm Animal Feeding Tour
Watch the feeding of the fish and other reef creatures.
Coral Reef Exhibit (2.5 million litres)
Equivalent to 1 Olympic size swimming pool, 18 metres wide and 5 metres deep, the Coral Reef Exhibit is home to over 150 species of fish and 120 species of hard and soft corals found only on the Great Barrier Reef. The coral reef exhibit is unique not only of its sheer size but it is open to weather elements. This means thousands of reef creatures that call the coral reef exhibit home receive natural day and moonlight and experience rain and storm like events like natural reefs do.
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.
It is recommended approximately 2 to 2.5 hours is suitable for you to experience the beauty and wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.
Reef HQ Aquarium provides visitors in wheelchairs full access to all exhibits.