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Cairns Aquarium Admission Ticket provided by Cairns Aquarium

Cairns Aquarium Admission Ticket

Cairns Aquarium Admission Ticket
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Tour snapshot
General admission to Cairns Aquarium
Duration:
2–3 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
60
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2–3 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    60
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Pre-book your admission to Cairns Aquarium without the fuss of purchasing a ticket on arrival. This all-weather attraction is ideal for visitors of all ages. The interactive exhibits feature some 15,000 animals from two World Heritage areas: the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest of Queensland.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Home to 71 different exhibits on Tropical North Queensland marine life
  • Discover the Wet Tropics Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef
  • Located in the heart of Cairns and open daily
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Home to 71 different exhibits on Tropical North Queensland marine life
  • Discover the Wet Tropics Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef
  • Located in the heart of Cairns and open daily
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 58087P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Elusive Rainforest and Reef Creatures
  • Live Ray and Shark Feeding Show
  • Oceanarium with Underwater Tunnel
  • Australia’s only Deep Reef Tank
  • Marine Touch Tank
  • Conservation Talks and Presentations
  • Entry/Admission - Cairns Aquarium
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Transportation to/from the aquarium
Duration
2–3 hours
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Customers may arrive anytime between 10am-3pm. Last entry 2pm.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Cairns Aquarium open 365 days of the year (incl. Public Holidays)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers
Inclusions
  • Elusive Rainforest and Reef Creatures
  • Live Ray and Shark Feeding Show
  • Oceanarium with Underwater Tunnel
  • Australia’s only Deep Reef Tank
  • Marine Touch Tank
  • Conservation Talks and Presentations
  • Entry/Admission - Cairns Aquarium
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Transportation to/from the aquarium
Duration
2–3 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Customers may arrive anytime between 10am-3pm. Last entry 2pm.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Cairns Aquarium open 365 days of the year (incl. Public Holidays)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Popular mentions

4.5
214 reviews
Excellent
139
Very good
52
Average
18
Poor
3
Terrible
2

Jessica D
Mordialloc, Australia29 contributions
We killed some time here on a rainy Cairns day. $44 is pretty expensive for an adult ticket with an Aquarium this small. That being said, what they had was very well presented. They had a great range of tropical fish which was cool as we just visited the reef and were comparing what we had seen. We finished up after just over an hour visiting every exhibition.
Written 21 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DropandGo766226
Lismore, Australia8 contributions
Jan 2022
It was good and interesting but no real wow factor. I liked it but it was over priced for what you it is. A bit dated and compared to other aquariums low technology, no tunnels etc . Its ok
Written 21 January 2022
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Isabella
Townsville, Australia6 contributions
Awesome underwater experience, seeing some of the biggest fish I could have imagined! Was a very educational and calming experience.
Written 19 January 2022
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CairnsAquarium
Thank you for your review! 😁🐠🐢
Written 19 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kaliya M
Australia193 contributions
Spent an hour here. Nice to watch the fish swim. Mostly different varieties of fish, few sharks, rays, crustaceans. It’s not very big. There are no mammals. Expensive for what it was.
Written 18 January 2022
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CairnsAquarium
Hi, thank you for your review. 🐠⭐️ The Cairns Aquarium is home to over 16000 animals. Although we don’t house mammals, we do have an incredibly diverse range of wildlife across the aquarium. In our rainforest section we even house a wide diversity of reptiles; snakes, lizards, turtles, crocodiles; as well as insects, amphibians and arachnids. Our goal is to showcase the diversity of all of these different animals across our region here in North QLD, and educate on how important each animal is to their habitat in the wild, no matter how big or small. 😁🐢
Written 19 January 2022
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Redearthlad
Alice Springs, Australia6 contributions
Jan 2022
As is wont to happen during the monsoon season, rain descended on Cairns on the third morning of my stay in the city. After a hearty breakfast overlooking the water on the Esplanade, I headed over to the Cairns Aquarium for an activity out of the weather. Many others also had the same idea, and the line for entry spilled out onto the street. Nevertheless I reached the ticket window within around 10 minutes and was soon able to enjoy the exhibits.

The Cairns Aquarium is an excellent facility, especially admirable for being a regional attraction. Taking guests through freshwater river and lake systems through to the reef, The interpretation is accessible (despite the odd spelling mistake), with interesting explanations for most species. There was also a good variety of guide presentations available on the day. Shout out to Cameron in particular for his entertaining and listenable style. Well worth visiting.
Written 10 January 2022
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CairnsAquarium
Thank you for this lovely review! We’ll be sure to pass your amazing feedback to our incredible wildlife educator Cameron. Thank you for visiting and we’re so happy that you’ve enjoyed your experience! 🐠😁🐢
Written 10 January 2022
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Sarah B
1 contribution
Jan 2022
We had a great family day out at the Cairns Aquarium. It was made great by the ladies who gave the talks! There enthusiasm and commitment was wonderful. It made a great aquarium twice as good. My kids loved listening and learning. Thanks to a great team!
Written 6 January 2022
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CairnsAquarium
Thank you so much for this lovely review! We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience 😊🐠🦈⭐️
Written 6 January 2022
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barefootprint
Brisbane, Australia23 contributions
Dec 2021
We've been to several aquariums over the years, and the Cairns Aquarium stood out as the best yet. It was extremely well planned and curated - with a focus on the Wet Tropics and Great Barrier Reef. This was brilliant - given the world heritage area surrounding Cairns and the vast variety of species in this part of Australia. The aquarium takes visitors on a journey from the creeks and rivers in the Wet Tropics rainforests, and then out to the Great Barrier Reef. Very clever. We learnt so much. The presentations were top quality. Thank you so much for a really well thought out experience.
Written 5 January 2022
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CairnsAquarium
Thank you so much for your lovely review 😊🐠⭐️ We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience.
Written 6 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JMC
Palm Cove, Australia43 contributions
Was looking forward to visiting, have some lunch and take my time looking at the displays.
Didn’t realise that it would be over in less than an hour, then we though let’s have something to eat and then go back for some of the presentations. BUT, so you have to exit the aquarium, the lady said we could get back in with our ticket, so we went to the restaurant next to the entrance, waited ages while to staff stuffed around, with no acknowledgement, then when we finally spoke to one of them they said the entrance was outside and we had to line up, why have an entrance from the inside if that is not the real entrance, we ended up leaving as the restaurant looked dirty, and it was hot as hell, didn’t go back in the aquarium, will never go back and will never recommend to any visitors we know, good luck.
Written 2 January 2022
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CairnsAquarium
Hi, Thank you for your feedback. As Dundees is a separately owned business to the cairns aquarium, we will pass your feedback on to them. As per the Cairns Aquarium, we’re surprised to hear that your journey through the aquarium was so fast! The cairns aquarium is home to over 16000 animals, all of which are native to this region in Australia. We have 72 exhibits, inclusive of the largest freshwater tank in Australia, and the deepest ribbon reef tank in the Southern Hemisphere. We also provide several educational presentations every half an hour from 10:30 til 2:00pm, for all of our guests to enjoy. Usually we recommend giving yourself 1.5 to 2 hours to go through the aquarium. And in terms of the restaurant it’s always a good idea on school holidays to book a table for lunch in advance as they are relatively busy of the holiday period. 😊👍🏼 Again thank you for your feedback 😊🐠
Written 3 January 2022
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0Meg0
Brisbane, Australia103 contributions
Dec 2021
I really enjoyed my visit here. The shark presentation was very informative and was backed up with items you could see and touch like shark teeth and shark eggs. The rainforest animals was a treat I wasn’t expecting. My favourite tank was the seahorses…
Written 16 December 2021
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CairnsAquarium
Thank you so much for your great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed our displays and presentations too! Thanks again for visiting the Cairns Aquarium, our team and seahorses hope to welcome you back again soon😊🐠🌟
Written 19 December 2021
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AJ_Bhagz
Brisbane, Australia12 contributions
Dec 2021
Cairns Aquarium is centrally located building that takes you through the water animals in the tropical northern Queensland. You don't need more than 2 hours to see the venue and it is ideal Sunday outing for the children. The staff are friendly and helpful.
Written 11 December 2021
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CairnsAquarium
Thank you for your review! 😊⭐️🐠
Written 13 December 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Lily9432015
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Great experience
Cameron was a great guide. Very informative. Tour was fabulous. Great to see all the displays Our meal was amazi
Steph_Jade_92
Steph_Jade_92
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A MUST DO
This is a MUST DO activity. The tour: not to many people, the guide Alex was so passionate, friendly and funny. The
L4364YSpamelat
L4364YSpamelat
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Diving @ the Aquarium - What an amazing experience.... Highly Recommended
What an amazing experience.... Highly Recommended - The Aquarium is an amazing place. I am a 57 yr. old female - w
Pumpkinpieblah
Pumpkinpieblah
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Great few hours spent at the aquarium!
Family trip with ages ranging from 7-86! everyone had a great time, the set up was great and you could easily go fr
Corrina C
Corrina C
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Ok for an Aquarium - seen better
Was ok for something to do - good range of fish and animals - not the best enclosures I've seen though - fake plant
Brian E
Brian E
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As good as it gets a wonderful experience
As aquariums tend to go the cairns aquarium is about as good as it gets. This establishment is inspiring and large
Cheryll M
Cheryll M
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LOVELY DISPLAY OF TROPICAL FISH
As first time visitors to Cairns we decided to go to the Cairns Aquarium which was across the road from the DoubleT
Ashlee M
Ashlee M
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Awesome experience!
Awesome experience. The tour guide (Shania) was so knowledgeable! Highly recommend checking out the Twilight Tour a
CorubaBaxter
CorubaBaxter
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Dinner with the fish
We did this tour in December 2021 with 2 children aged 10 and 11 and with my wife’s parents aged over 70 and everyo
Stephen B
Stephen B
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Educational and Informative
We visited shortly before Christmas 2021. Displays were excellent and flora and fauna well maintained. Staff were e
gahowe
gahowe
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Amazing experience!
Trying to pick the favourite part of the experience is like picking your favourite child!!! Everything was exceptio
744caitlinc
744caitlinc
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Amazing!!
Absolutely fantastic. Our guide was so knowledgeable, and you could tell she was so passionate about all the animal
niinae2013
niinae2013
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Fantastic way to see the aquarium
I went to the aquarium on a rainy Cairns day and it was crowded and a line up but one of the staff said I should co
Barbara L
Barbara L
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Absolutely the best aquarium i have seen in Australia
Took the teens here for look and they have seen a few other states aquarium and they enjoyed this and the live comm
Ashsoo
Ashsoo
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Absolutely fantastic experience!
Fantastic tour with an incredibly informative enthusiastic tour guide! Learning about our local ecosystems whilst b
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