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Enjoy all day admission to Cairns Aquarium
Discover unqiue animals and habitats local to Tropical North Queensland
Learn about the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef
Engage in ecosystem talks, animal presentations, live diver feeds + marine and reptile touch n' talk shows
See Australia's only 10m Deep Reef Tank, 360-Degree Oceanarium, 20m Underwater Tunnel + Mangrove Boardwalk
Get up close to freshwater + reef fish, pythons, emerald tree monitors, crocodiles, sharks + rays
Please note: If you have booked the option including the Turtle Hospital - the tour departs at 11:30am, please arrive 15 mins prior.
What to Expect
Experience the magic of Australia’s Wet Tropics with this ticket into the world-renowned Cairns Aquarium - a must-visit destination for avid travellers and nature enthusiasts!
Immerse yourself in the wonders of the region, situated between two UNESCO World Heritage-listed environments: The Daintree Rainforest and The Great Barrier Reef. At Cairns Aquarium, conservation and education are at the forefront, ensuring the protection of the unique biodiversity found in these ecosystems - so there's more than memories to be taken away from this tour!
Get ready for a breathtaking show of colour, shape and movement that you won't find anywhere else in the world. The aquarium houses over 16,000 animals from 10 different ecosystems and 71 habitats, all carefully recreated to provide natural environments for the species on display. Interact with some of the rarest and most elusive animals on earth and discover the fascinating world of Tropical North Queensland.
With a range of facilities and services on offer, Cairns Aquarium ensures a memorable experience for every visitor. Whether you're looking to learn more about the incredible creatures that call this region home, or want to find that perfect gift, the aquarium has got you covered. You can even relax and enjoy a meal or beverage while taking in the stunning surroundings.
As the only aquarium in the world solely dedicated to the habitats and species of Tropical North Queensland, Cairns Aquarium offers unique opportunities to get up close with some of the world's most fascinating creatures.
Open daily from 10am to 3pm, with the last admission at 2pm, this all-day general admission ticket guarantees an unforgettable visit.
Don't miss out on the chance to witness the wonders of the Wet Tropics at Cairns Aquarium.
Frequently Asked Questions
Clothing with offensive or vulgar language
Alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, recreational drugs
Roller blades, roller skates, wheelies, skateboards, child scooters, hover boards (These items may be left with admission staff and collected upon exiting)
Laser pens and pointers
Noise making devices
Any other items deemed to be dangerous or inappropriate by aquarium staff
Children 14 years and under must be accompanied by a paying adult or guardian aged 18 or over at all times. Cairns Aquarium reserves the right to verify the age and identity of any unaccompanied minor or young guardians.
For General Admission tickets the Aquarium is open between 10am - 3pm, with last admissions at 2pm.
Yes, the Aquarium is wheelchair accessible with designated disabled parking available directly in front of the building. The entry to the building and ticket office is through wide self-opening doors with a ramp located to the right of the entry stairs. There is also a low counter to the right.
The aquarium is equipped with disabled toilets on both level one and level two, complete with a shower with fixed fold-down seat, detachable shower rose, and baby change table. The upper level is accessible via an elevator located next to the escalator, and the pathways throughout the aquarium are wide, hard-surfaced, and easily viewable from wheelchair height.
Visitors using wheelchairs can also enjoy the touching experience on level two, and the aquarium features two theatrettes with tiered benches, with full displays visible from the top level.
Adjacent to the Aquarium is Dundee’s Coffee Shop and Restaurant, which is also wheelchair accessible with a ramp available next to the stairs on Florence Street. This unique venue has movable seating and wide aisles, and offers both indoor and outdoor dining options.
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Ticket provides all day general admission from 10am to 3pm with last admissions at 2pm
Tickets available include Adult (15+ years), Child (3-14 years), and Concession
Child (3 to 14 years) please note: Children under 14 years of age will need to be accompanied and supervised by an Adult
Children under 3 years of age are admitted free to Cairns Aquarium and therefore do not require an entry ticket
GENERAL ADMISSION CANCELLATION POLICY: Any cancellations requested more than 48 hours prior to the visit date will be refunded. Any cancellations requested within 48 hours, regardless of the booking date, will incur 100% cancellation fees or we may amend the date of the booking.|
NON-GENERAL ADMISSION CANCELLATION POLICY: For products other than General Admission, if customers fail to arrive, or do not provide prior notice of cancellation within 48 hours, a cancellation fee of 100% will be charged. Rebooking the same product experience to another time or day may be provided at the discretion of Cairns Aquarium
GROUP CANCELLATION POLICY: 7 days’ notice in advance for a full refund. Within 72 hours will occur 100% cancelation fees. Date amendment within 24 hours will occur a 50% administration fee. The fee applies to the total value of the booking, this is inclusive of all booked components.
All customer cancellation & refund requests are also subject to our website’s own refund conditions.
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