Australian Institute of Marine Science

Research Institute in Townsville

Scheduled to re-commence free two-hour tours (10am Fridays from March through November) in mid-2017 after extensive renovations, this marine-research facility at Cape Ferguson conducts crucial research into issues such as coral bleaching and management of the Great Barrier Reef, and how it relates to the community; advance bookings are essential. The turn-off from the Bruce Hwy is 35km southeast of Townsville.