City Drive & Reef H.Q. Aquarium

Explore the highlights of Townsville on this half-day, moderately active, guided excursion that begins at your pier. Step aboard an air-conditioned motorcoach for a scenic drive through your lovely port city. As your friendly and knowledgeable guide regales you with information about the area, you will travel past some of the city's highlights. Drive along historic Flinders Street, lined with buildings from the colonial era. Take in the beauty of The Strand, Townsville's popular seaside entertainment district. Glimpse Palmetum, a botanical garden home to 300 varieties of palm trees. Have your cameras at the ready as you will enjoy a breathtaking photo stop atop Castle Hill. Rising nearly 1,000 feet above the city, this massive pink granite monolith features 360-degree views of Townsville, the surrounding countryside and Magnetic Island in the distance. Step off your motorcoach and step into a world of exotic undersea wonders with a visit to Townsville's popular Reef HQ, renowned for being the largest living coral reef aquarium of its kind in the world! Embark on a fascinating guided tour of this magnificent complex that includes a walk through an acrylic tunnel offering spectacular fish-eye views of the reef. Marvel at the 130 species of coral and 120 species of vibrantly-colored tropical fish as well as giant clams, sea cucumbers, sea stars and other marine creatures that make their home in this delicate eco-system. View smaller tanks and exhibits which feature extensive displays on the history and life of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, truly one of the natural wonders of the world. Following your adventure, your may either return to your Princess ship or remain in town for additional sightseeing or shopping. Should you choose to continue your exploration of Townsville, you will be responsible for your return to your pier.
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  • Location


  • Activity Types

    Aquarium / Reserve / Zoo

  • Experience Types


  • Duration

    2.5 hours

  • Fitness Level


  • Price

    Adult from $109.99
    Children (12 & under) from $92.99


Bring along your camera to capture photo memories of your day in Townsville.


Special Notes

To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please ensure that you wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, and bring along some sunscreen and bottled water.

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