Opening Times


Reef HQ Aquarium is open! There will be a sea change to your experience due to measures we have introduced to comply with Industry COVID-19 Safe Plans. You can read more information about our sea change by clicking here.


All guests, including members, will need an advanced ticket with a confirmed date and time slot. This will ensure social distancing measures, allowing 1 person per 4 square metres, is maintained.

Session Times:

  • 9am to 10:30am - Members Only session. Only active members, and those registered on a membership card will be permitted during this session. Members are welcome to visit during later sessions with a confirmed booking, however the general public, including member guests, will not be permitted from 9am to 10:30am.
  • 10:30am to 1:30pm - Morning Session.
  • 2pm to 5pm - Afternoon Session.

As we are required to collect contact details for each visiting group, bookings will need to be made via TryBooking. Bookings are free, with payment made upon entry to Reef HQ Aquarium. Bookings are open now.

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Be aware that some experiences and facilities have temporarily been suspended.


We recommend a minimum of 2 to 2½ hours (120 to 150 minutes) 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.

Last updated: 13/07/20