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Cairns Aquarium

Cairns Aquarium Entry Tickets

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(4.7)

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  • 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
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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.

Inclusions

  • All day admission to Cairns Aquarium
  • All shows and presentations

Exclusions

  • Food and beverage
  • Souvenirs
  • Photos

Highlights

  • 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

Time

  • Cairns Aquarium is open daily from 10am to 3pm, with last admissions at 2pm

Location

  • 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

  • Tickets are non-refundable

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
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Sarah Harris 2 months ago
The boys loved our outing to the aquarium. Parking was a breeze. There were a lot of 3 hour free car parking spots within walking distance to the aquarium. The online booking with Experience Oz was so easy and allowed us to skip the long queue upon arrival. I will definitely prebook next time we visit. The aquarium had a lot of interactive exhibits that both boys really enjoyed. The educational presentations were also highly enjoyable. They also loved the hands-on touch tanks! Can’t wait to visit again.
I visited the aquarium with my two sons. They both absolutely loved it. Highly recommend if you are from Cairns or are here on a holiday. Such a memorable experience.

The boys loved our outing to the aquarium. Parking was a breeze. There were a lot of 3 hour free car parking spots within walking distance to the aquarium. The online booking with Experience Oz was so easy and allowed us to skip the long queue upon arrival. I will definitely prebook next time we visit. The aquarium had a lot of interactive exhibits that both boys really enjoyed. The educational presentations were also highly enjoyable. They also loved the hands-on touch tanks! Can’t wait to visit again.

Sarah Harris 2 months ago
An amazing experience. To be able to get so ‘close’ to all we saw was great...

An excellent experience. We lost count of how many ‘windows’ we looked in on both large and small. The very big aquarium encounters were breathtaking. If we’d been more nimble we’d have crawled through the other spaces too. We took our time but found we could easily walk through in an hour. Thank you!

Paul Bartlett 3 months ago
Fabulous aquarium! Right in the heart of Cairns and an easy walk from mostly everything. Well priced and a great experience.

Fabulous aquarium. Very thorough experience with both wetlands and ocean animals. All our family members had a great time here, we will be coming back again soon and will try the dinner experience next time. And it was very fairly priced. We loved the gift shop too.

Amy Beaumont 5 months ago
It was a great experience to visit the Cairns Aquarium. It was nice to sit and listen to the knowledgeable staff during the planned presentation. The best part is the aquarium with sharks and rays.

It was a great experience to visit the Cairns Aquarium. It was nice to sit and listen to the knowledgeable staff during the planned presentation. I love the aquarium with sharks and rays. An absolutely brilliant day and I recommend arriving early so you don't have to rush.

Zdenka Podlesna 5 months ago
It was an amazing place, so many things to see as big fish, small frogs, snakes, many big sharks and turtles

It is worth the money, you can spend at least 3 hours there watching all the fish and other animals, and so many activities during the day, and a nice restaurant. Don't forget to get your map when you enter that tells you about all the animals and the show times.

Mohammad Hassan Zamani 5 months ago
Underwhelmed. Glad we’ve done it but wouldn’t do it again.

Our family had fun, but we were underwhelmed by the aquarium. We were expecting better touch pool experience. Being able to to touch one starfish and some shark eggs was not what we envisioned. Other aquariums we’ve been to were better value for money.

Casey Duffield 7 months ago
Enjoyed all the different sections and the huge variety of marine and land creatures.

So educational and lots to see. Easy to get around. Very well organised and displayed. Pre booking made it easy to walk straight in, no waiting at all. Kids enjoyed the talks on the animals especially the different sharks and rays in the large tank. They also enjoyed reading about each display.

Emma Atkins 7 months ago
My child had been counting the days until we could finally make it

Cairns Aquarium is super kind with the booking system they can adjust your days over the phone with extra kindness and I think it helps a lot when you have to fix the date upon purchasing the ticket on Experience Oz. Experience Oz I think works out the cheapest as they also give you the voucher for reviewing your experience.

Seul Ah LEE 11 months ago
The children will love this place more to the extent where you can't imagine.

The place has got a free street parking spaces (3-hours) which is right next to the entrance so it will be so handy for you to park as it is quite in the middle of Cairns City. Also they do have the restaurant (Dundees) next to which can be quite handy too. It's not as big is the one in Sydney but still worth a visit in Cairns.

Seul Ah LEE 11 months ago
A bit disappointing compared to other aquariums around the world.

This aquarium compared to others around the world was a bit disappointing. They don't miss you on the entrance fee for a pretty small aquarium compared to others for similar entrance fees. That being said there are some lovely fish and tanks. If you have been to a bigger aquarium before save your money.

Lee Trippier 1 year ago
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