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Cairns Aquarium
Cairns Aquarium

Cairns Aquarium

5 Florence St, Cairns City, QLD 4870

The Basics

Visitors journey through 10 different North Queensland ecosystems, from the world’s oldest rain forest to the world’s largest coral reef. Along the way you’ll see the unique species of this region, such as endangered freshwater sawfish, grey reef sharks, and humphead Maori wrasse in the freshwater and marine habitats, as well as Amethystine python and Boyd’s forest dragon in the tropical rain forest display. Visitors can also enjoy daily talks and presentations, watch feeding sessions, and get a hands-on experience at the marine and terrestrial touch tanks.

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Cairns Aquarium Admission Ticket
Cairns Aquarium Admission Ticket
star-4.5
$13.07 per adult
Traveler Favorite
overwhelmed
Seeing everything up close and sharing the excitement with my children. It was a perfect tour and very wonderful
Virginia_H, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Cairns & the Tropical North

star-5
One of the best to see in Cairns
battercruise, Oct 2021
Cairns Aquarium Admission Ticket
Staff was very kind. A lot of natures to see. My partner and I thought it didn't take a long time to look around the aquarium. However, there are many things to watch and enjoy for over 3 hours. We were really satisfied with the journey.
star-5
Fun adventure
Erin_T, Sep 2021
Cairns Aquarium by Twilight with 3-Course Dinner
Stone fish was scary as. Our Tour guide Christine was amazing. Would recommend for a great night. Food was good
star-5
Unique evoerience
Debbie_H, Jul 2021
Cairns Aquarium Admission Ticket
Amazing quality goid and aquarium experience . Ensure you leave a whole day to see and hear the shows .
star-5
Must do experience
Margaret_S, Jun 2021
Cairns Aquarium Marine Life Encounter Ticket with 2-Course Lunch
This is an absolute must do whilst in Cairns. The behind the scenes workings of the aquarium are simply amazing. The staff, Christine and Alex were incredibly knowledgeable and couldn’t do more to make our experience fantastic. Highlights of feeding the baby stingray and seeing the turtle hospital were only topped off by a superb lunch
star-5
A night at the Opera of the sea.
Corryn_K, Oct 2021
Cairns Aquarium by Twilight with 3-Course Dinner
If enthusiasm and pure joy for career choices were a factors for an tour you couldn't go past the Cairns Aquariam twilight tour. You can just tell our tour guide was one of those rare and lucky people who absolutely loved her job. The fish were so vibrant and the stories about each species and how they co-exist were intriguing. The interactive areas were you can really get up close and personal were so fun. Our guide had names and quirky stories about her favourites fish and their behaviours and as such we were treated to some entertaining fish antics along the way. The food that we had as part of the package was wonderful and topped off a really enjoyable night. Highly recommend this unique experience.
star-5
Great afternoon
Neil_M, Jul 2021
Cairns Aquarium Admission Ticket
A not to be be missed activity when in Cairns it is simply stunning and the information is clear and concise
star-5
A wonderful experience
Maria_S, Apr 2021
Cairns Aquarium by Twilight with 3-Course Dinner
I loved my guide Christine she was a very experienced and passionate person that loved being around nature and the wild life and gave that vibe to the group that she was touring Thank you we loved it...
star-5
Well worth the visit
Phillip_S, Feb 2021
Cairns Aquarium Admission Ticket
Excellent variety of Marine creatures, well displayed and designed. Well worth the visit. Very informative Staff talks
star-4
Twilight Aquarium Visit Cairns
Ruth_B, Feb 2021
Cairns Aquarium by Twilight with 3-Course Dinner
Excellent presentation of eco systems but creatures seemed to be still in day mode. Guide and hostess were friendly and helpful. This was about NQ. Have been in better aquariums. Loved the appetizer in oceanarium - crocodile. Dinner was not the best I've had. Lost a star for this. Would have to liked a return day pass included in price. If I had choice over would have gone general admission. Be careful with Viator. Did not realize price quoted US dollars and then saw on bank statement price plus international exchange cost.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Cairns Aquarium is a must-visit for families and wildlife lovers.

  • The aquarium is wheelchair-accessible, with elevators, ramps, accessible restrooms, and wheelchair rentals.

  • Accredited guide/service dogs are welcome.

  • Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.

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How to Get There

The aquarium is located in the heart of Cairns, within easy walking distance of most accommodations and attractions. It’s one block from the Esplanade, two blocks from the Lagoon Pool, and a 5-minute walk from the cruise terminal. Buses 121, 130, and 150 stop at Lake and Abbott streets, right outside the aquarium. Note that there is no on-site parking.

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When to Get There

Cairns Aquarium is open 365 days a year, from 9am to 5pm; the last admission is at 4pm. Talks and presentations are offered throughout the day every day. If crowds are a concern, note that the aquarium is busiest on weekends and school holidays.

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Dundee’s Restaurant

The aquarium’s on-site restaurant, Dundee's, offers a memorable dining experience. As you eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner or enjoy coffee or a cocktail, you can watch schools of fish and sharks swim by thanks to the restaurant’s 70,000-liter Under the Pier aquatic display.

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