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Cairns Aquarium

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    5 Florence Street
    Cairns City, Queensland 4870, Australia

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Cairns Aquarium

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 11 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, interact with a marine touch tank and see daily shark and ray 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.

Aquarium By Twilight, join Cairns’ best after-dark experience on an exclusive after-hours night tour. Gain an understanding of nocturnal animals’ behaviours in Tropical North Queensland’s aquatic environments. Complete your evening with a three-course dinner, including dessert, against a a stunning sea life backdrop at Dundee’s Restaurant.

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Cairns Aquarium

5 Florence Street
Cairns City,
Queensland 4870, Australia

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Actively welcomes people with access needs.

  • Facilities bar

  • Cafe

  • Family friendly

  • Interactive centre

  • Interpretive centre

  • Kiosk

  • Public toilet

  • Restaurant


  • COVID Clean Practicing Business
  • COVID Safe