Cairns Aquarium
Prices from $58 AUD


Travel through ten amazing North Queensland ecosystems with over 70 different habitats showcasing the stunning diversity of the species from two world heritage listed areas – the wet tropics rainforest and the great barrier reef. Guests will have guaranteed interaction with the spectacular beauty of over 15,000 aquatic animals without the need to get wet or even leave the city!




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From 1/04/2024 to 31/03/2025 adultchildinfantfamily
Cairns Aquarium admission entry to Cairns Aquarium, habitat talks and animal feeds $58.00$33.00$0.00$163.00
Aquarium & Dinner Package enjoy a 3 course meal by twilight at the aquarium - includes aquarium entry (tuesday to saturday nights only) (3.45pm to 7.30pm) $179.00$79.00  
PLEASE NOTE: Child = 3 - 14 years. Infant = 0 - 2 years. Family is 2 adults and 2 children, Conc is student ID or seniors card holder

Every day at Cairns Aquarium we provide visitors with guaranteed interaction with some of the rarest and most elusive animals on earth. The incredible biodiversity of the two adjoining World Heritage listed areas, The Wet Tropics and The Great Barrier Reef provides the cast for a show stopping spectacle of colour, shape and movement that you will never see in another single location anywhere else in the world. 15,000 animals from 10 different ecosystems and 71 habitats across Tropical North Queensland are less than a hand span away and their ever-changing activities and behaviours will keep you mesmerised every time you visit.


Daily Talks & Presentations

Enjoy daily talks and presentations provided by our very knowledgeable and entertaining AquaNuts - we call them that because they are crazy about all things aquatic and when you meet them you’ll see and hear that for yourselves!



Dive with the Sharks  

An experience for everyone, whether you are a certified diver or have never breathed underwater before, you can take the plunge into the Cairns Aquarium Reef Tank!

Your Dive with the Sharks experience begins at 12:00pm with a medical check, then our experienced dive team will ensure that you are comfortable with the SCUBA equipment and breathing underwater, before it's time to dive into Cairns Aquarium's underwater world!


Aquarium & Dinner Packages 

Aquarium by Twilight - Wednesday to Saturday

As the sun sets on Tropical North Queensland’s mountain ranges, steamy rainforests and shallow reef lagoons stir with life.  Reptiles, Amphibians, Insects and nocturnal fish sense the onset of dusk and emerge from their day time lairs. Brightly coloured Reef fish seek shelter in coral caves as predatory night time sharks, rays and grouper awaken. “Aquarium by Twilight” takes you on an exclusive guided tour to witness this remarkable transition as day slides into sunset. Complete your evening at Dundee’s Restaurant with a perfectly matched dining experience while you enjoy a stunning sea life backdrop. click here to see the menu


  • Exclusive after hours Aquarium entry. 
  • 2 hour Ecologist guided twilight tour through 10 tropical ecosystems from the rivers to the reef.
  • Learn how animals behaviours adapt from day into night.
  • Come face to face with the Coral Sea’s largest night time predators – sharks, rays, groupers and more!
  • Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner. Conclude your guided tour with a drink and appetizer in the Oceanarium followed by main and dessert in Dundee’s Restaurant.
  • 3.45pm Arrive at Cairns Aquarium – Time to choose your drink, main and dessert
  • 4.00pm Ecologist guided twilight tour
  • 5.30pm Drink and canapes served in the Oceanarium
  • 6.00 – 7.30pm Dinner and Dessert at Dundee's Restaurant 





Contact Details

07 4057 4312
+61 7 4057 4312

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