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Cairns Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tours

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    What to Expect
    Visit: Cairns Aquarium, 5 Florence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

    Get the most from your day at Cairns Aquarium with a Gold or VIP Platinum Pass. Be met by a knowledgeable ecologist guide, who will personally escort you on an exclusive tour through the diverse North Queensland habitats from the freshwater rivers, through the rainforest, across mangroves to the Great Barrier Reef.

    Go Behind the Scenes where you will see how we take care of our precious animals, visit the quarantine, food preparation and coral propagation areas. Feed the giant Barramundi in the River Monsters tank before visiting the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, run in conjunction with Jenny Gilbert from the Fitzroy Is Turtle Centre. Learn about the research and conservation efforts to return these animals to the wild.

    Upgrade to the ultimate VIP Platinum Experience, and be escorted on an extended, all access tour including hand feeding the gentle Cow Nose Rays their favourite food from above the Oceanarium. After your day of exploration, relax and unwind with a two-course lunch with a beer, wine or soft drink at Dundee’s Restaurant, where you will enjoy the best local produce in a marine dining setting like no other. Complete your day at the Cairns Aquarium with a take home souvenir gift.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cairns Aquarium, 5 Florence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
    Duration
    2h
    Inclusions
    • Personally guided tour including Back of House and Turtle Rehabilitation Centre
    • Exclusive aquarium entry between 8am to 9am
    • River Monsters Scatter Feed
    • Entry/Admission - Cairns Aquarium
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks (unless specified)
    • Transportation to/from the aquarium
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We visited the aquarium on our last day in Cairns as we had time to kill. We selected the optional extra of the Behind the Scenes Tour and I am so glad we did! Cameron our tour guide was passionate and knowledgeable. Seeing the turtle rehab and the workings of the aquarium was
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    Response from CairnsAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Cairns Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tours
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Wow, thank you for the incredible review! We hope to see you again soon.
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    As my husband said, “the aquarium was unreal!” We went on a Platinum Package tour and fed fish and Cow-nosed rays, as well as seeing reptiles behind the scenes. Engaging, informative guides and educational and entertaining presentations and we learned so much. The restaurant
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    Response from CairnsAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Cairns Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tours
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Thank you for sharing this amazing review Amanda. It was an absolute pleasure having you and your husband visit on a platinum experience. We hope to see you both again in the future.
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    What a delight the Cairns aquarium is, it is beautiful to look at with a lovely resturant to one side. The behind the scenes tour is with a small group of people with a guide and they take you into the workings of the aquarium. First we went to the hospital and whatever is in
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    Response from CairnsAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Cairns Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tours
    Responded 18 Sep 2019
    Thank you for the amazing review Jennifer. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you back again soon.
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    First, I usually read the poorest reviews for places so I know the worse to expect. I found many of the complaints to be unfounded (or maybe corrected since written)....and the closing time of 5, last admittance of 4 is very clearly etched onto the windows. However, The
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    Response from CairnsAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Cairns Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tours
    Responded 7 Aug 2019
    Wow, thank you for the five-star review! It's fantastic to hear of your experience at the Cairns Aquarium and that you found your visit to be valuable and informative. We will be sure to pass your comments to our wonderful Christine too. Thanks again for visiting us and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
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    The new Aquarium is worth a visit for a chance to see The Great Barrier Reef marine life that you may not get a chance to see in the wild. The Aquarium is designed to show you how rain starts its journey from the mountain ranges, joins creeks, streams and flooded billabongs,
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    Response from CairnsAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Cairns Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tours
    Responded 27 Jul 2019
    Hi Mark, thank you for visiting us and for the wonderful review! We hope to see you again soon.
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    • Cairns Aquarium
    • Duration: 2h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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