Cairns Aquarium

Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks

Cairns Aquarium is Australia’s newest and most spectacular aquarium. It is the only aquarium in the world to exclusively showcase the stunning aquatic wildlife from Tropical North Queensland’s two World Heritage-listed areas – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.

Journey through the waterways from freshwater rivers flowing through the rainforest, into the mangroves and finally into the depths of the Great Barrier Reef. Discover 10 amazing North Queensland ecosystems from the world’s most ancient rainforest to the world’s largest coral reef to discover 71 different exhibits showcasing this region’s extremely rare and incredibly unique species. Experience animal presentations, habitat talks, a marine touch tank and daily shark feeds.

Go Behind-The-Scenes and experience hand feeding Cownose Rays on a Marine Life Encounter including a visit to see the animals being cared for at the Cairns Turtle Hospital.

Dive with the Sharks! Take the plunge with a scuba dive into the Aquarium’s underwater world coming face to face with curious sharks and rays.

Aquarium By Twilight, join Cairns’ best after-dark experience on an exclusive guided night tour, gaining an understanding into the animals’ nocturnal behaviours. Relax with a drink and canapes as you explore the Oceanarium, before enjoying dinner and dessert at Dundee’s Restaurant with a stunning sea life backdrop.


Bar Cafe Conference/Convention Facilities Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Interactive Centre Interpretive Centre Kiosk Lockers Public Toilet Restaurant Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

Free Wifi

Disabled Assistance

Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility Wheelchair access


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From AU$44.00

From General Admission to Aquarium by Twilight or a Scuba Dive with the Sharks!

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