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

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
  • 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

Recent reviews

4.729 reviews

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

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