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Pre-book your admission to Cairns Aquarium without the fuss of purchasing a ticket on arrival. This all-weather attraction is ideal for visitors of all ages. The interactive exhibits feature some 15,000 animals from two World Heritage areas: the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest of Queensland.
  • General admission to Cairns Aquarium
  • Home to 70 different exhibits on Queensland marine life
  • Discover the Wet Tropics Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef
  • Located in the heart of Cairns and open daily
Important Information
2–3 hours
  • Elusive Rainforest and Reef Creatures
  • Live Ray and Shark Feeding Show
  • Oceanarium with Underwater Tunnel
  • Australia’s only Deep Reef Tank
  • Marine Touch Tank
  • Reptile Touch and Talk Demonstration
  • Conservation Talks and Presentations
  • Entry/Admission - Cairns Aquarium
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Transportation to/from the aquarium
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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OntarioTrekker wrote a review Mar. 2020
Innisfil, Canada422 contributions136 helpful votes
A lovely well laid out place with several interesting habitats. It's easily negotiable for wheel chair or walker. Staff is well informed and happy to answer questions. About 2 hours to see everything.
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Date of experience: March 2020
unlfan wrote a review Mar. 2020
Lincoln, NE37 contributions8 helpful votes
The visit to the aquarium was spur of the moment. I'm glad we decided to go. The various displays and tanks and explanations are quite amazing. We viewed species we'd never heard of before. It isn't a "must do," but it is a "should do."
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from CairnsAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Cairns Aquarium Admission Ticket
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the great review!
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WiltshireDruid wrote a review Mar. 2020
Salisbury, United Kingdom248 contributions87 helpful votes
What a well organised and educational self guided tour this was. The aquarium is well laid out, a sort of one way system, with all sorts of "exhibits". We saw someone swimming in a tank with sharks. If you want a look at what you might see on the Great Barrier Reef, this is
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from CairnsAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Cairns Aquarium Admission Ticket
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for the wonderful review!
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Jas0nbr00ks wrote a review Feb. 2020
55 contributions4 helpful votes
The Aquarium is a good place to take the kids, but unless you buy the yearly pass and go quite often it is quite an expensive day out. Also a little disappointing that they don't have a large crocodile given it is North Queensland. The café inside is good because the fish tanks
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from CairnsAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Cairns Aquarium Admission Ticket
Responded Feb. 18, 2020
Hi Jason, thank you for your review! Great to hear that you enjoyed the aquarium and sorry to hear that you were a little disappointed. We've chosen to house only baby saltwater crocodiles, to showcase the importance of mangrove ecosystems acting as nursery grounds for many juvenile aquatic creatures. We hope to welcome you back another time, to see how we grow and evolve over time.
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Bilyana A wrote a review Feb. 2020
Wuppertal, Germany61 contributions3 helpful votes
We visited the aquarium today with my husband. We were fascinated about the bio diversity of the marine world down the aquarium. We were able to see how two divers fed the mantra rays and the sharks. It was an amazing experience. We have learned a lot more about the Coral
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from CairnsAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Cairns Aquarium Admission Ticket
Responded Feb. 5, 2020
Wow, thank you for the wonderful review! Fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon.
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Cairns Aquarium
A wonderful Aquarium in the middle of Cairns, Queensland AUSTRALIA. Lots of great exhibitions of life on the Great
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Great experience
Excellent displays with feeding and educational explanations. Well worth a visit. Highly recommended
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great aquarium
A really good aquarium from the start of the river to the depths of the sea you follow the trail Well set out and
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Rainy day visit
Trip was a welcome relief from the humidity and was clean well laid out and fairly informative however lacks value
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Amazing place
Amazing place and great knowledgeable staff, also had talks about animals, I loved it and would go again
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My family and I visited and we had a lovely afternoon. So much to see. We did the turtle experience and it was fant
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Great Aquarium
Our Great Barrier Reef Tour was cancelled due to cyclone weather and so we hit the Cairns Aquarium instead. We love
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Well worth a Visit
Great reviews from TA Reviewers took us through the doors. No OAP discount on the tickets. Lots of different fishe
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Rod M
Must see when in Cairns
For those whom are less likely to plunge into the waters of the great barrier reef or even wish to learn about all
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Dunbar S
The reef at your fingertips
We visited the Aquarium not long after it opened( as this review is at alater date I cannot put in the correct date
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Great little place in the heart of the city.
Very impressed with the showcase. A lot of fish to see and very informative. Great for kids. Can get a bit crowde
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Mandy M
Aquarium by night
What a fantastic night, worth every cent. When everyone goes home the lights are dimmed and the nocturnal fish and
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It was really good and also educational trip since we followed some of the presentations. Presenters seemed to know
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Andi W
Excellent aquarium with amazing simulator and lovely tank as you eat in the restaurant. Staff were very helpful and
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Great morning under the sea
The aquarium layout is fantastic. Every exhibit is set out so that you can see everything. Not one creature was hid
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  • Duration: 2–3 hours
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