Reef HQ Aquarium is located just off the Strand on Flinders Street. It is located close to the SeaLink ferry terminal and next door to the Museum of Tropical Queensland.
Use the link here to see a location map and plan your visit by walking to Reef HQ Aquarium. There is level and easy access to the entrance from the local area. If you have bags that you would like to leave in safety whilst you visit then please ask at the reception desk, we are happy to help.
By bike –
If you'd like to cycle to Reef HQ Aquarium then this map may help you. There are cycle racks to secure your bike during your visit, adjacent to the Reef HQ building. The local area around Reef HQ Aquarium is typically flat and ideal for cycling. If you have bags that you would like to leave in safety whilst you visit then please ask at the reception desk, we are happy to help.
By car –
If you'd like to come by car to Reef HQ Aquarium then this map may help you. You can drop passengers directly outside the entrance if required, in the designated area. Access is flat and easily accessible for wheelchair users, prams, or push chairs. Parking - there are a number of parking options available, these include free parking along the Strand for up to 3 hours, hourly fee paying car parks along Flinders Street and hourly or day rates for paid parking directly opposite the Reef HQ entrance in the Wilson’s carpark. Please always follow relevant regulations at your chosen parking location.
By bus –
There are three bus services that can be used, with two stopping directly outside Reef HQ Aquarium operated by Sunbus in Townsville.
Service 200, 201 & 206 - Departing from Sealink Ferry Breakwater Terminal to University / Hospital / Stocklands / City Mall - Services from stop ID 890206 will, if requested, alight directly outside REEF HQ at stop ID 890207.
Service 206 - to Palleranda - will stop, if requested, at stop ID 890194 outside Rambutan on Flinders Street. It is approximately 260m or a 4 minute walk to the entrance of Reef HQ from this location.
Service 200 & 201 - to Ferry Terminal - will stop, if requested, at stop ID 890194 outside Rambutan on Flinders Street. It is approximately 260m or a 4 minute walk to the entrance of Reef HQ from this location.
Use the link here to access timetables and other information from Sunbus.
By coach –
If you are travelling by coach as part of an organised tour or excursion passengers can alight directly outside the entrance to Reef HQ Aquarium in the designated area. Access from this point is level and suitable for most ages and abilities.
By air –
If you are travelling into Townsville by air and wish to visit Reef HQ Aquarium directly then there are a number of regular flights from regional airports at Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Mackay, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Rockhampton, Sydney & Toowoomba.
From the airport to Reef HQ Aquarium, by car, is approximately 7 kilometres or 10 minutes on the most direct route. Use the link here to plan your journey from Townsville Airport to Reef HQ.