Cairns Aquarium.

Australia's Newest Aquarium

  • All Day Pass
  • 15,000 aquatic animals
Inc. all levies & taxes

Cairns Aquarium. Info

Cairns Aquarium is Australia’s newest and most spectacular aquarium.
Follow the journey of a drop of rain as it descends from the mountain ranges down into rivers and streams, through the rainforest, across the mangroves, into the shallows of the reef and finally into the depths of the Coral Sea.

Travel through ten amazing North Queensland ecosystems with over 70 different habitats showcasing the stunning diversity of the species from two world heritage listed areas – the wet tropics rainforest and the great barrier reef.  Guests will have guaranteed interaction with the spectacular beauty of over 15,000 aquatic animals without the need to get wet or even leave the city!

Ticket Inclusions
All day admission to Cairns Aquarium
10 Tropical North Queensland eco systems and 71 habitats
River Monsters, Denizens of the Deep, Life of Sharks & Rays and Curious & Coloured Presentations
Habitat Talks, Animal Feeds and Terrestrial & Marine Encounter Touch Tanks

Getting There
The Cairns Aquarium is located in the very heart of Cairns, there are many ways of getting to the Aquarium: you can walk, bike, bus, or drive to the facility with ease. 5 Florence St Cairns, Queensland, Australia

On Foot
Cairns Aquarium is within easy walking distance of most accommodation. We are one block from The Esplanade, two blocks from the Lagoon Pool and an easy 5 mins walk from the Cruise Terminal.

Driving & Parking
The Cairns Aquarium is easily accessible by car however there is no onsite parking. Car parking is available in the surrounding streets, also hourly and daily fees may apply for metered parking.

Bus Drop off
Tour and school buses can drop off passengers in front of The Cairns Aquarium on Florence Street. Please ask our Reservations Coordinator for details when making arrangements for your group.

Public Transport
We have bus services on Lake and Abbott Street, right outside the Aquarium. The Cairns Aquarium is conveniently located in the heart of Cairns, next to Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort and opposite DoubleTree by Hilton.

Daily Talks And Presentations
Enjoy daily talks and presentations provided by our very knowledgeable and entertaining AquaNuts - we call them that because they are crazy about all things aquatic and when you meet them you’ll see and hear that for yourselves!

9:30am: Flooded Billabong River Monsters
River Monsters Amphitheatre (Ground Floor)

10:00am: Terrestrial Encounter Touch and Talk
Wet Tropics Rainforest Zone (Level 1)

10:30am: Ribbon Reef Denizens of the Deep
Deep Reef Amphitheatre (Level 1)

11:00am: Coral Sea Life of Sharks and Rays
Oceanarium (Ground Floor)

11:30am: Open Ocean Curious & Coloured
Coral Sea Amphitheatre (Ground Floor)

1:00pm: Flooded Billabong River Monsters
River Monsters Amphitheatre (Ground Floor)

1:30pm: Terrestrial Encounter Touch and Talk
Wet Tropics Rainforest Zone (Level 1)

2:00pm: Ribbon Reef Denizens of the Deep
Deep Reef Amphitheatre (Level 1)

2:30pm: Marine Encounter Touch and Talk
Marine Touch Pools (Level 1)

3:00pm: Coral Sea Life of Sharks and Rays
Oceanarium (Ground Floor)

4:00pm: Open Ocean Curious & Coloured
Coral Sea Amphitheatre (Level 1)

Value Add Packages:
 Dundee's Lunch:
• Enjoy General Admission to the Cairns Aquarium followed by a delicious 2-course lunch including a complimentary beer, wine or non-alcoholic drink while enjoying the spectacular views of the 14m marine tank in Dundee’s Restaurant.

Gold Pass Experience:
• Exclusive entry between 8am to 9am (or your preferred time prior to 3pm)
• 1.5 hour Guided Aquarium Tour including Back of House, Turtle Rehabilitation Centre and Fish Scatter Feed.

Platinum Pass Experience:
• Exclusive entry between 8am to 9am (or your preferred time prior to 3pm)
• The ultimate experience with a fully guided, personalised 2-hour tour including Front of House, Back of House, Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, Fish Scatter Feeding, Reptile Interaction and private Cownose Ray Feeding (Ray feeding available at 0930 and 1330 only – please note, due to safety children under 12yo may not handfeed the rays but will be offered 5D Sea Explorer as alternative).
• Tour followed by a delicious two-course choice lunch with beer, wine or soft drink in Dundee’s Restaurant.
• Souvenir gift from Tropical Treasures retail gallery

Group Programs:
Sleep with the Sharks:
• Rare opportunity to sleep overnight in the Aquarium! Enjoy a fully guided back of house, out of hours night tour followed by dinner and dessert, sleepover swags and breakfast the following morning. All equipment provided. 6pm to 8am - min 20 guests - max 50 guests

Student Groups – Admission including AquaNut Educator Guided Tour:
• Guided education programs designed for all ages; can be tailor made for specialist areas of learning. Exclusive focus on eco systems and species of Tropical North Queensland.

Student Groups - Admission and Buffet Breakfast:
• Delicious buffet breakfasts designed for student groups – open from 7am followed by a guided tour of the Aquarium. Lunch and Dinner pricing available on application.

Hours of operation: 
Saturday to Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 7:00pm ( last admissions 1 hour prior to closure )

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Cairns Aquarium. Rates

All prices shown in Australian Dollars

Prices valid from now until 31 March 2021

Cairns Aquarium Admission Adult Children Family Enquire
General Admission $44 $29 $132 Book


Child age = 4 - 14 years old

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