Cairns Aquarium Entry Tickets

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Highlights & inclusions

11 amazing ecosystems to explore
Discover over 72 different habitats
Over 16,000 aquatic animals
Located in the heart of Cairns
Open daily 10am - 3pm (last entry 2pm)
Touch Tanks with sea stars, sea cucumbers & others
or 4 payments of $14.50 with more info
Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to experience

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Sun, Jul 14, 2024

What you can expect

Spend the day exploring the world above and below the water with a visit to the state of the art Cairns Aquarium. This must-visit Cairns attraction is full of fun and adventure for all ages to enjoy, Cairns Aquarium will give you a look into the animals that live in both the rainforests and the oceans of Far North Queensland. With a visit here, you'll follow the journey of a drop of rain as it begins an adventure into our rivers and streams, our luscious rainforests, and of course, the beautiful Great Barrier Reef.

With an emphasis on life underwater in Tropical North Queensland, there are ten different eco-systems showcasing a range of flora and fauna spread across 72 different habitats. With a number of different presentations throughout the day, including talks on River Monsters, the Ribbon Reef, the Open Ocean and Coral Sea Predators, you'll have a busy and fun day at the aquarium. There are also various Habitat Talks, animal feeding sessions and terrestrial and marine touch tanks that the kids will love. Home to over 16,000 aquatic animals, this is one of Queensland's biggest and best aquariums.


What you need to know

  • All day admission to Cairns Aquarium
  • All shows and presentations
  • Food and beverage
  • Souvenirs
  • Photos
  • Travel through 11 amazing Nth Qld ecosystems
  • Over 72 different habitats
  • Discover species from 2 World Heritage listed areas - The Wet Tropics of QLD and the Great Barrier Reef
  • Over 16,000 aquatic animals
  • Daily shows and presentations
  • Marine Touch Tank Experience
  • Cairns Aquarium is open daily from 10am to 3pm, with last admissions at 2pm
  • Cairns Aquarium is located at 5 Florence St (on the corners of Abbott, Florence and Lake Sts), only a short walk from all major Cairns City hotels
Additional Information
  • Daily animal and eco-system presentations
  • Daily marine touch tank experience
  • Daily ray and shark feeding show
  • Complimentary visitor map, multi-lingual versions available in Chinese and Japanese
Terms And Conditions
  • General Admission Bookings: Any cancellations requested more than 48 hours prior to the visit date will be refunded. Any cancellations requested within 48 hours, regardless of the booking date, will incur 100% cancellation fees
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on the day of entry
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, all Cairns Aquarium information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Recent reviews

4.737 reviews

WOW! What a place. Amazing views of all reef life.

This place is fantastic. RECOMMENDED!! Clean and tidy. Friendly staff. We got easy free parking out front. Heard 3 separate presentations by clearly experienced and educated people. Give yourself around 1.5 to 2 hours to leisurely enjoy all on offer.

Mark Lovell 3 months ago

Fantastic experience, friendly staff, highly recommend

My kids & I had an absolute fantastic time exploring the aquarium & hearing the tour guides. Staff were very informative & friendly. I would highly recommend visiting the Cairns aquarium to friends & family and would like to visit again and take the extra guided tours & see the aquarium at night. 10 out of 10.

Cassandra Schmid 3 months ago

A must see attraction whilst in the city of Cairns

We enjoyed our overall experience. Knowledgeable guided talks during our time spent and array of the ocean and other animal life that inhabit Cairns. We definitely recommend. The staff were friendly and the establishment was very huge and plenty of space to move around.

Catherine Neubauer 3 months ago

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