Plan a visit to Reef HQ Aquarium
Tours - Reef HQ


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.

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 & 2.00pm Discovery Lagoon Session

Partake in a supervised hands-on encounter with some of the marine creatures commonly found while reef walking.

12.00pm & 3.30pm Turtle Talk

Visit North Queensland's only Turtle Hospital where sick and injured marine turtles are cared for and rehabilitated.

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

See the feeding of the sharks and other reef predators.

2.30pm Animal Feeding Tour (Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat)

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.

Discovery Lagoon Now Open!

Visitors of all ages can now participate in Creature Feature Workshops.
Reef HQ Aquarium's newest ultimate experience offers a supervised "hands on" encounter with some of the amazing marine creatures of the Great Barrier Reef. Creature Feature Workshops are held at various times throughout the day.

Plus join our friendly staff for many other talks and tours throughout your special day.

Last published on 05/09/2014

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  • Australian Government - Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
  • T-QUAL - Australian Tourism Quality Assured
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