The only aquarium in the world dedicated exclusively to the habitats and species of Tropical North Queensland!
Cairns Aquarium General Admission Ticket Highlights
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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
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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