“As soon as we sink them, they belong to the sea” says artist Jason DeCaires Taylor. Photo: Museum of Underwater Art
“As soon as we sink them, they belong to the sea” says artist Jason DeCaires Taylor. Photo: Museum of Underwater Art

Escape the everyday in new underwater Coral Greenhouse

In Articles, Travel News by The H4C Team

Finally, an art gallery for fish! The latest submerged installation by the world’s leading underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor is now open for snorkelling, divers and marine-life alike. Created as part of the Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) to share stories of the Great Barrier Reef and its First Nations people, and highlight reef conservation, the MOUA Coral Greenhouse is a must for your Queensland bucket list. 

Sunk into the flat sandy base of the John Brewer Reef, around 80 kilometres off the Townsville coast, the highly atmospheric gallery includes a 72-metre greenhouse structure and 20 life-like ‘reef guardians’ in a fascinating neighbourhood of coral gardens and vibrant reef fish.

The Coral Greenhouse joins the Ocean Siren (modelled on local Wulgurukaba Traditional Owner Takoda Johnson) off the Townsville Strand which changes colour in response to water temperature, with more underwater beauties planned for Magnetic and Palm Islands.

Two local operators are now offering day trips to snorkel or dive this world-class tourism attraction with more to come later in the year and into 2021. Say hi to the fish for us.

Couples will love: the chance for a bucket-list adventure (the Great Barrier Reef) together with a unique cultural experience. Plus, everyone looks good in a wetsuit, right?

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