About Reef Teach

Reef Teach was founded in 1992 through the realisation that people were not satisfied by the amount of information they could get from the short 15 minute Great Barrier Reef talks provided on the boats. They wanted more. So Reef Teach developed a land based information show about the Great Barrier Reef that satisfies this interest, together with enhancing and complimenting peoples reef trips. Which is often a once in a life time experience.

Owners, Gareth and Natalie Phillips (husband and wife team) together with their dedicated highly experienced team of marine biologists (with a combined +50 years of coral reef research and education experience) love sharing their knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef. In this show they take everyone on a tour of the Great Barrier Reef though their eyes and experiences with the use of 100’s of high quality images, videos and hands on reef specimens.

Our show takes visitors on an exiting, often funny information ride from the tiniest creatures, the size of a pins head, to animals as large as the humpback whale. The idea behind this is once you know they exist you will see them and know you have seen them, otherwise if you don’t know they exist you will see them but will not know it. We not only introduce you to the animals but we love to share their stories with you. These stories are often so weird you are left in absolute awe and not to mention laughter. This information, in particular, is where you will get so much more enjoyment and appreciation out of your reef trip. We don’t leave it there. As experienced marine biologists we also know the patterns of where animals like to hang out. So we point out the main types of corals to spend more time at, and in some occasions we share with you where iconic animals, such as turtles can be found (naturally not guaranteed, but best chance).

If you want the most out of your Great Barrier Reef trip whether you have done it or are going to, book a Reef Teach evening show. Go to our evening show page to book. Not only is there complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits (cookies), you also get to take home our contact details so you can contact us for life, about any marine related questions. Also, feel free to bring some dinner. No better way to spend the evening, having dinner and a show.


Enhance your Great Barrier Reef experience!

Join us for an evening GBR Show
Tuesday to Saturday 6:30-8:30pm

A unique experience to help you get the most out of your visit to the Great Barrier Reef. Learn what to look for, where to find it and how to discover as much as possible! Reef Teach is staffed by qualified marine biologists and conservationists, who aim to educate, inspire and enthuse visitors to the Great Barrier Reef about this unique and incredible place.