Cairns Aquarium Tours


Cairns Aquarium

Experience something incredible.  Cairns Aquarium is a great way to sample 2 world heritage listed areas at once!  The Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics of Far North Queensland. 


Aquarium by Twilight

Exclusive after-hours Aquarium experience. INCLUSIONS 2 hour Ecologist guided tour, canapes and drink in Oceanarium, dinner and dessert


Cairns Aquarium

Do you want to experience something incredible?  Then a visit to Cairns Aquarium is for you!  It is a great way to sample 2 World Heritage-listed areas at once!  The Great Barrier Reef as well as the Wet Tropics of Far North QueenslandIt is a place of learning, fun and discovery.

Cairns Aquarium is the only aquarium in the world dedicated to the species and habitats of this incredible region.

You will discover over 16,000 creatures from the reef and rainforest. Immerse yourself in the five unique habitats which are on display.

It is perfect to wander through the many different habitats at your own speed.  At Cairns Aquarium, we love to share our knowledge.  So while you are at the Aquarium, you can enjoy the fun and informative presentations offered throughout the day.

However, maybe you would like to visit the Cairns Aquarium after hours!  Aquarium by Twilight gives you after-hours entry, a 2-hour Ecologist guided tour, canapes and drink served in the Oceanarium followed by dinner and dessert in Dundee’s Restaurant!

After this great introduction at the Cairns Aquarium, head out to the Great Barrier Reef to see it all up close and personal!  Click HERE for more information.


Flooded Billabongs

Home to our Freshwater Sawfish, the iconic Barramundi, and Whiptail Ray.

The Rainforest

A rainforest inside an Aquarium?! Spot our Tropical Snakes, Emerald tree Monitors, and Frogs living amongst the jungle.

The Mangroves

Learn about the fascinating biodiversity of the mangrove habitat. Find baby crocs while you stroll along the boardwalk!

Great Barrier Reef

Take in the sheer expanse and beauty of Australia’s only 10 metre Deep Reef Tank!

Coral Sea

Immerse yourself in the 20 metre Underwater Viewing Tunnel.  Featuring a 360° view Oceanarium.


Presentation Times

  • 12:00 Shark and Ray Feeding presentation. Held in the Ocean Room.
  • 13:00 River Monsters presentation. Held in the River Monsters Amphitheater.
  • 14:00 Denizens Of The Deep presentation. Held in the Deep Reef Amphitheater.
  • ALL DAY Marine Touch Tank, Level 1.


Aquarium by Twilight

  • 15:45 Arrive at Cairns Aquarium – time to choose your drink, main and dessert
  • 16:00 Ecologist guided twilight tour
  • 17:30 Drink and canapes served in the Oceanarium
  • 18:00 – 19:30 dinner and dessert at Dundee’s Restaurant


Optional Extras

  • Upgrade and include a 2-course lunch (main meal with a choice of a soft drink OR dessert) at the famous Dundees Restaurant. (NOT available Monday or Tuesday)
  • Coffee, morning or afternoon tea all available at Dundees Restaurant (NOT available Monday or Tuesday)

How to get there

The Cairns Aquarium is located right in the centre of Cairns on the corner of Abbott Street and Florence Streets.

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