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Reef HQ Aquarium

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by Karen Wilson (subscribe)
I'm a uni student living in Brisbane, QLD. Writing to share my experiences :)
Published January 7th 2013
Reef HQ purports to be the largest living coral reef aquarium, but this aquarium is far from larger than life. The aquarium (which has a $26.50 entry fee for adults) contains what can only be described as several large fish tanks, and not much else.

Although this is the case, it is mildly enjoyable. There are so many different species of fish, sharks, sting rays, and small feeding shows, which take place in the walk-through aquarium. I spent only about an hour there, and in all honesty, the price is too high for what the aquarium offers. There is no interactivity with any animals, or any really super cool aquarium shows.



There is a restaurant facility there (Waterview Cafe), and wheelchair access throughout. Realistically, Reef HQ is a great place to take little kids, but if you're a couple, or young adult, you may find it slightly repetitious. Overall, it's definitely a one-time good place to visit, but I wouldn't go buying annual Reef HQ membership anytime soon.

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Why? Bring along fish loving kids
When: 9.30am until 5.00pm, 7 days a week
Phone: (07) 4750 0700
Where: 2-68 Flinders Street, Townsville
Cost: Adults $26.50, Children $12.80 (Children Under 5 Free)
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I remember going to this in primary school. It's a good Aquarium. My friend from Switzerland recently visited and she was very pleased with it too.
by Katy Holliday (score: 3|1129) 1575 days ago
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