See + Do


There’s always something to See + Do at Reef HQ Aquarium. As the National Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) you will be able to enjoy a variety of exhibits and activities suitable for all ages.

See the Great Barrier Reef as you’ve never seen it before with our incredible reef tanks containing a wide variety of corals and marine creatures.

Get closer to the action with our ‘windows’ on the reef and experience life under the waves with a walk in our incredible ‘reef tunnel’.

Reef HQ is the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium and with over 300+ species available there’s always something new to see.

Our daily talks and tours program is temporarily suspended.

We have roving Reef Education Specialists at each session who can answer your questions about the Great Barrier Reef. Videos are available in the theatre and QR codes are available at certain exhibits, which link to additional educational content about the marine life.

Coral Reef Exhibit (2.5 million litres)

One of the largest marine tanks of its type with 150+ species of fish and over 120+ species of hard and soft corals exclusive to the Great Barrier Reef. This is a unique encounter in many ways not only from its size, but, also because it’s open to the elements providing the most natural experience for the marine creatures who inhabit this space. But don’t worry, you can experience this phenomenal exhibit in complete comfort from inside the Reef HQ Aquarium building.

Last updated: 25 November, 2019.

Last updated: 27/08/20