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!

10:00am-3:00pm: Marine Encounter Touch and Talk
Marine Touch Pools (Level 1)

Coral Sea Life of Sharks and Rays
Oceanarium (Ground Floor)

12:00pm Open Ocean Curious & Coloured
Coral Sea Amphitheatre (Ground Floor)

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

2:00pm: Ribbon Reef Denizens of the Deep
Deep Reef 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.

Sleep With The Sharks:

? Exciting dive experience in the Cairns Aquarium Reef Tank!
Come face to face with reef sharks, large stingrays,
Queensland groupers and lots more!
?  Available at 12pm Mon to Fri. Total duration: 2.5 to 3 hours
?  No previous diving experience required
? Medical questionnaire ? must pass to complete dive
? Introduction to Scuba Dive brief and training session
(approx. 90 minutes)
? All required diving equipment and wetsuit
? Discover Scuba Certificate of completion
? All day general admission entry to the Cairns Aquarium
What to bring:
Towel, swimwear and prescription mask or contact lenses if
required. Towel hire available for $5 (pay on the day)

Hours of Operation:
Open 365 days a year. 10am-3pm (last entry 2pm

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Cairns Aquarium. Rates

All prices shown in Australian Dollars

Prices valid from now until 31 March 2023

Cairns Aquarium Admission Adult Children Family Enquire
General Admission $45 $29 $133 Book

All prices shown in Australian Dollars

Prices valid from now until 31 March 2030

Dive With The Sharks Adult Children Family Enquire
Dive With The Sharks $299 $299 n/a Book


Child age = 4 - 14 years old

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