Museum of Underwater ART is now accessible to scuba divers and snorkelers from Townsville Far North Queensland. Book a Great Barrrier Reef day tour to see this underwatert ART installation.
Departing from Townsville's Breakwater Marina and with pick ups from Magnetic Island visitors can now join a day tour that departs each Thursday to snorkel and scuba dive this magnificent ART work iniative.
Our Museum of Underwater ART reef trip takes us out to the central section of the reef to the John Brewer Reef which is rich in history, with a strong connection to our indigeous culture and marine tourism.
This underwater art installation is the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere and it acts to highlight reef conservation, restoration and education on a global scale.
A beautiful blend of art, science, culture and conservation to create a thought-provoking encounter with the Great Barrier Reef and her inhabitants.
Departing from Townsville guests may join our small group tours as snorkelers, qualified scuba divers and introductory scuba divers and all can enjoy this underwater art museum together.
This just has to be one of the best Great Barrier Reef tours from Townsville as you get to see such an amazing underwater sight and you get to dive and snorkel some of the most pristine coral reef sites that are live with vibrant marine life and colourful corals, and the best thing is there are no crowds and our boat only caters for small groups of guests.
Discover art works below the surface of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.
Be inspired by the wonder of the Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA). Departing from Townsville we head out to the Central Section of the Great Barrier Reef to being our day of exploration and inspiring the senses.
The artworks installation site is located on John Brewer Reef which is rich in history and a strong connection to our indigenous culture and marine tourism. It's a beautiful blend of art, science, cutlrure and conservation represented by underwater installations.
The Coral Greenhouse – the first submerged building was designed by world-class artist Jason deCaires Taylor.
The greenhouse, which many people think of as glass walls filled with fruit or flowers instead boasts a beautiful mix of art and science. Trees, life-like sculptures, and coral gardens make this staggering 72m structure a wonderland for snorkelers and divers alike.
Surrounding the Museum of Underwater Art is an amazing coral reef bursting with a plethora of marine life. The bright and beautiful colours are the perfect backdrop for the museum and the location provides the perfect blend of man-made and natures art.
With plenty of reef nearby to explore and depths ranging from 1 to 20 metres, it is ideal for snorkelers, beginner and experienced divers.
On the reef, schools of bait fish are common as well as an abundance of colourful reef fish including Parrot fish, Maori wrasse, Clown fish, Angel fish. Turtles, Stingrays, White tip, and Black tip reef sharks are often sighted.
Spend a full day snorkeling or scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef and visit the world-class Museum of Underwater Art.
Both snorkelers and divers will be exhilarated by the experience with 10-15 metre visibility on the naturally protected coral reef..
The Underwater Museum of ART installation is approximately 80klm offshore from Townsville in Far North Queensland on the John Brewer Reef.
The Coral Greenhouse sculptures are accessible on a boat tour from both Townsville and Magnetic Island. This reef trip takes approximately 2 hours to reach the dive and snorkel location out on the central section of the Great Barrier Reef.
The Museum of Underwater Art Board has
issued licenses for tour opertarors to ferry tourists to the Coral Greenhouse off John Brewer Reef, about
70km north of Townsville. Visitors can book
here for the next available tour.
07:00 Townsville passengers meet at the Townsville Breakwater Marina, located on the fueling wharf at the end of Mariners Drive
07:25 Depart Townsville
07:50 Passengers board from Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island
09:00 Morning tea
09:45 MOUA and Great Barrier Reef site briefings
10:00 Arrive at Great Barrier Reef – John Brewer Reef (MOUA) site
10:20 Dive 1 / Snorkel 1
13:00 Dive 2 / Snorkel 2
14:00 Depart site for Nelly Bay
15:00 Afternoon Tea
16:00 Arrive and disembark passengers at Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island
16:30 Arrive and disembark at Townsville Breakwater Marina
Please note that the above schedule is as a guide only, actual times on the day may vary.
See more dive and snorkel tours from Townsville here.
Destination is the Underwater Museum of ART - John Brewer Reef
January - December
Check our calendar for departure dates - Departures are subject to passenger numbers and weather conditions - You are advised to book early to ensure you do not miss out due to small numbers on the boat
Full day tour - Approx 9 hours
Scuba Diving – minimum age 12
Scuba Diving Restrictions
All cancellations must be in writing.
Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.
Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.
Day trip passengers will receive confirmation of departure by 4pm the afternoon prior to your scheduled tour from the tour operator.
Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.
Tour Code: 876