Visit The Australian Institute of Marine Science

Australian Institute of Marine Science Townsville

26 Feb Visit The Australian Institute of Marine Science

Australia’s tropical marine science research agency, the Australian Institute of Marine Science is a must see when visiting Townsville.

AIMS located at Cape Ferguson, about 50 km from Townsville’s CBD, is an international landmark in tropical marine science and home to the National Sea Simulator (SeaSim).

Boasting a modern research fleet, unique aquaria, sophisticated laboratories, operational workshops, extensive collections, analytical technology and a large array of marine observational equipment that allow AIMS to investigate subjects ranging from microbiology to broad-scale ecology and coastal oceanography, both in the lab and in the field.

It is adjacent to the centre of the Great Barrier Reef and surrounded by a 207 hectare national park and marine reserve. The area is free from development, is biosecure and has access to clean seawater and a protected harbour.

Public tours of the facility are available on Friday mornings between April and November. Click here for more information.

Situated right on The Strand, Mariners North Holiday Apartments has everything you could need within easy strolling distance. With an average of 320 days of sunshine per year, it always feels like summer in Townsville and this makes it the perfect place to catch up with friends on a group holiday, enjoy a break with the family or provide an inspiring location for your next corporate trip. BOOK NOW

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Added Value to Your Stay

  • Stay 5 nights or more and receive Free Adventures!*
  • Free return transfers to Magnetic Island or free admission to Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium or free admission to Museum of Tropical Queensland*
  • Free wireless internet
  • Free access to Paul Davis HQ offsite Gymnasium
  • Free admission to Tobruk Olympic Swimming Pool
  • Free tennis court hire