Reef H.Q. is high on the list of Budget Travel Talk’s 30 TOWNSVILLE EXPERIENCES TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET.
Living in Townsville I can visit any time I choose, but these photos of the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium, are just for you!
The Coral Reef Exhibit contains 2.5 million litres, and the predator tank 750,000 litres. Most of the pretty fish photos were taken of fish in the small individual display tanks. These tanks are quite spectacular and make it easy to see tiny creatures like seahorses, that would otherwise go unnoticed in the huge tank.
Looking through the huge viewing windows at the coral reef exhibit, watching the way the fish interact with the reef and each other, is as close as you can get to actually diving on the great barrier reef.
There are lots of friendly uniformed volunteers, who are really well informed, and love to answer questions. Reef HQ is a very good place to take the whole family and is wheelchair friendly. Children have great fun with the perpetual interactive displays and live tanks presented at their eye level with extra activities especially for them during school holiday times.
Reef HQ is located on Flinders Street East, an easy walk to the CBD, The Strand, and Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal, and is situated next door to the Tropical Museum of North Queensland, another of the 30 Townsville Experiences. Reef H.Q. has it’s own cafe and on-site souvenir shop.
THE TURTLE HOSPITAL
The majority of the turtles that pass through the hospital are green turtles. The main reasons turtles need hospital care are the swallowing of plastic bags and/or fishing line, collapsed lungs and pneumonia. The hospital has saved and released 110 turtles in three years and is due to expand with the help of more sponsors. This means more tanks to keep the turtles in. Green turtles do not reproduce until they are fifty years old.
Click here for:
- General Aquarium Admission Prices (Turtle Hospital Included)
- Aquarium Show Times
Your admission fee goes towards conservation of the Great Barrier Reef.
Have you thought of visiting Townsville? If you would like to know more about Reef H.Q. or Townsville in general, leave a comment and I will be happy to assist.
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