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Plunge yourself deep in the magical, underwater world of Cairns Aquarium, where you can discover an array of extraordinary 16,000 species of sea life from 71 habitats and 10 ecosystems!

Offering a wide range of unique animal experiences, you can get up close and personal with turtles, sea stars, Lizards, Cownose Ras, reptiles, squids and many more. A conservational aquarium, Cairns Aquarium strives to protect marine species which are becoming increasingly endangered in Australia.  

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Animals Habitats

River Systems

Discover what lies in the diverse river systems in the far North Queensland which include perch, gudeon, catfish, freshwater stonefish and many more amazing species.  

Creeks and Streams

In the nooks and crannies of Australia’s creeks and Streams you can find an impressive range of freshwater species. From coloured crayfish to giant prawns, there are all kinds of species you didn’t know were hiding there! 

Waterways and Billabongs

Home to Freshwater Sawfish, whip rays, giant barramundi and mangrove jacks to name a few, Australia’s Waterway and Billabongs are the habitat of sea creatures of all shapes and sizes!  

Tropical Rainforest

Dare you dive deep into the humid depths of the Tropical Rainforest? As one of Australia’s most important natural habitats, Tropical Rainforests are home to snakes, lizards, frogs and other interesting animals!  

Forest Floor

Australia is renowned for its deadly spiders and curious creepy crawlies and here, you can discover them up close and personal! Discover some of the biggest spiders in the world in this unique forest environment!  

Life in the Mangrove

Mangroves are a hotbed for nurturing incredible and unique wildlife and ecosystems: discover fighting crabs, crocodiles and baby sharks which are native to these salt and freshwater habitats. 

Great Barrier Reef

Undoubtedly one of the most famous habitats unique to Australia, the Great Barrier Reef offers a colourful collection of sea life, such as Reef Sharks, Leopard sharks, Sting rays and Coral Trout. 

Ribbon Reefs

As one of the richest marine habitats in the world, Ribbon Reefs’ cracks and crevices provide the best food for a range of fish and other life forms! 

Under the Pier

Delve deep under the pier and have a bite to eat in the Aqualand Restaurant where you can experience Baby Blacktip reef sharks, stingrays, angelfish and wrasse whilst you enjoy your meal! 

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Experiences

Touch and Talk

Go beyond simply seeing Cairns Aquarium’s incredible marine collection, and enjoy a truly tactile experience! Boasting two Touch Tanks, Cairns Aquarium provides you with the incredible opportunity to touch Lizards, sea stars and an array of other fascinating sea creatures!  

Double Discovery Tour

Go behind the scenes and enjoy a unique visit to the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre and see first-hand how to care for sick and injured turtles; some of the most beautiful and intelligent creatures in the ocean.  

Sea Explorer 5D

Plunge into the depths of a sensational submarine tour, which allows you to discover a dark, mesmerising world of what lies in the Polar and Deep Sea regions.  

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Tickets 2021

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General Admission$44
Child$29
Concession$36
2 Adults + Children$132
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How to Get There

Cómo llegar a Cairns Aquarium

You can easily get to the heart of Cairns by walking, biking, driving or by bus. The Cairns Aquarium address is: 5 Florence St Cairns, Queensland, 4870 Australia

  • Walk: Cairns Aquarium is one block away from the Esplanade, two blocks from the Lagoon Pool and a 5 minute walk away from the Cruise Terminal. 
  • Drive: there is not a car park onsite at the Cairns Aquarium, but you can park on surrounding streets which have hourly and daily fees which may apply to metered parking.  
  • Bus: if you are taking a bus, you can take the bus from Abbott Street which is just outside the Aquarium. Given that the aquarium is so central, you can take several different buses to the aquarium. 
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Food and Drink

If you need a break from the fun for a bite to eat, Dundee’s under the pier dining experience is the perfect way to enjoy a bite to eat whilst you watch streams of fish swim by.  

Gift Vouchers

If you want to give the perfect gift to any animal lovers out there, then buy a gift voucher as the perfect present for someone.  

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FAQ

What is the Cairns Aquarium address?

The Cairns Aquarium address is 5 Florence St Cairns, Queensland, 4870 Australia. 

How do I get to the Cairns Aquarium?

You can get the bus, car, walk or travel by bike to the aquarium. You can take the bus to Abbott Street, a bus stop which is just outside of the aquarium. Given that Cairns Aquarium is located in the centre of the city, you can easily access it by walking, cycling or by car.

Is there a car park on site at the Cairns Aquarium?

No, there is not a car park on site at the Cairns Aquarium, but you can park in nearby streets.  

Is there somewhere to eat and drink?

Yes, you can enjoy a bite to eat at Dundee’s which is Under the Pier.  

Are there any interactive experiences at the Cairns Experience?

Yes, there is an interactive experience called Touch and Talk.  

Is Cairns Aquarium a conservation Aquarium?

Yes, Cairns Aquarium is a conservation Aquarium.  

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Emma Burns
Emma Burns
14 Jan 2020
Good Cairns aquarium is a great place to visit if its raining!
Ruben Green
Ruben Green
11 Aug 2020
Good We loved coming here, great selection of sea life. Perfect trip on a rainy day.
Joe  Reid
Joe Reid
2 Nov 2020
Good Awesome trip whilst visiting Cairns. Recommend to anyone!
Jenifer Douglas
Jenifer Douglas
29 Jan 2020
Good recommend doing the discovery tour!
Alex Edwards
Alex Edwards
22 Nov 2020
Excellent Wonderful selection of sea life in this aquarium!
Dave Thompson
Dave Thompson
8 Nov 2020
Excellent Great place to visit, the turtle rehabilitation centre is so impressive!
Lewis Howard
Lewis Howard
2 Nov 2020
Excellent Cairns Aquarium is a must when visiting our beautiful city!
Usuario Taquilla
Usuario Taquilla
31 Jan 2020
Excellent Came here whilst we were on our hols and it was fab!
John Chandler
John Chandler
3 Sep 2020
Excellent Ideal place to go when youre holidaying in cairns and find yourself at a loose end. wonderful selection of fish!
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