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Visiting Reef Headquarters Aquarium Queensland

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This place is fabulous and extraordinary, as it facilitates the visitors with an experience to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef and that too without getting wet. This aquarium is the largest living coral aquarium in the world. This aquarium provides the visitor to get close and personal with the life that stays under the sea. This aquarium is an eye-opener on many levels as it provides the visitors with some very rare marine creatures and the core beauty of this place lies in this uniqueness and the extra services that are provided to the visitors. The experience to enjoy this aquarium is fascinating and extravagant. This Great Barrier Reef is huge and extends from the Cape York to the Bundaberg. This place is a crowd favorite and the visitors have the tendency to revisit this place, as they are mesmerized with the beauty of this place.

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A Mesmerizing Place that Provides a Magical Experience of Under the Sea.

A Mesmerizing Place that Provides a Magical Experience of Under the Sea.

Coral Reef Exhibit

Coral Reef Exhibit

The Reef Headquarters Aquarium is huge in size, similar to the large Olympic size pool. The coral reef aquarium is also of the same size and the sheer beauty of this aquarium is in the 150 species of various fishes that have been preserved in a completely natural habitat. There are also 120 species of corals in this aquarium that include both hard and soft corals. The most astonishing thing about this aquarium is that the animals inside the aquarium and the corals have experienced the natural weather changes like daylight, storm, rain, and many other changes that occur in the natural habitat. For the visitors, this is the best experience that this place provides.

Predator Exhibit

Predator Exhibit

Inside the aquarium, there is also an underground tunnel that provides the visitors with a fascinating experience, especially for the kids, who get scared after witnessing a shark from such close proximity. The beautiful part of this exhibit is that you feel inside the sea admiring the various creatures. This is a magical experience that this place provides to the people. Some of the sea creatures that the visitors will witness here will include sharks, trevally, and starfish. And many other predators and the distance between these animals and the visitors will be just of a glass.

The Turtles

The Turtles

Another aquatic animal that is present here is different variety and is favorite of the kids is the turtles. There are different varieties of turtles and the chance to enjoy these giant turtles offers the visitors with a great experience. The staring huge eyes of the turtles and his poised demeanor provides the visitors with an experience that is unique and beautiful. There is a pureness to this animal that makes the experience of the turtles at this aquarium special. There are different guided tours for the visitors, especially for the turtle section that the visitors really love.

Reef Headquarters Aquarium Queensland Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

The tickets to the Reef Headquarters Aquarium is available at the entrance gate. There are different types of tickets from individual tickets to family tickets, the visitors can choose from any ticket. For children under the age of five, they have a free access to the aquarium. People who want to save time can book their tickets in advance through the internet. All the information associated with the ticket is on this website.

How To Get Around?

The visitors can reach the aquarium through different modes of transport that include bus, train, and taxi. People who are planning to travel by bus can opt for the Sunbus Red Bus which is the best bus service to reach this place. People who are planning to visit with their own car, there is a parking availability that is free for three hours. People who do not like traveling in public transport can opt for a taxi that is the most comfortable and convenient option and a bit expensive too.

What Should I Wear?

No, there is no dress code that has to be followed for visiting this place. Parents can enhance the experience of their kid’s trip by making them dress like a fish, for example, a shark or a goldfish. This will also help in creating memorable and funny memories by clicking pictures.

Reef Headquarters Aquarium Queensland Facts

Best Time to Visit

The Reef Headquarters Aquarium is open for 360 days in a year and the best time to visit this place is from 9:30 in the morning till 5 in the evening. It is recommended that the visitors visit this place with an ample amount of time, approximately two to two and a half hours will be sufficient to explore this place appropriately.


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Will I Need a Guide?

No, there is no need for a guide as all the information is available by the aquarium staff. There are guided tours that can be purchased in which the visitors are given a number of different facilities for a close encounter with the sea life.

How To Get There?

Adelaide can be reached by bus, train, taxi, and flight. The Adelaide Airport connects with the major domestic and international flights.

Additional Info

People who would like to have the experience to enjoy a quiet meal inside the aquarium then that facility is also available. The visitors can become a part of the cocktail event or they can also become part of the romantic dinner date, which the aquarium staff organizes.