Cairns Aquarium

Cairns Aquarium 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 Queensland

While having fun and exploring, also learning lots of new and exciting things about North Queensland.

Cairns Aquarium is the first aquarium in the world dedicated to the species and habitats of North Queensland.  Featuring exhibitions of the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

Discover 16,000 creatures from the reef and rainforest.   Then discover five unique habitats, including The Great Barrier Reef, Gulf Savannah and Cape York.

There is so much to see, from snakes and lizards to sea stars and clownfish.

Next, explore the different habitats at your own speed while always learning about this region.

Questions and assistance

Ask the friendly staff any questions they will be delighted to share their knowledge with you.

While you are at the Aquarium, enjoy the informative presentations offered throughout the day.

Visit the Cairns Aquarium after hours!

Aquarium by Twilight, including a 2-hour Ecologist, guided tour, canapes and drinks followed by dinner and dessert.

Frequently asked questions

Who owns the Cairns Aquarium?

The Aquarium is privately owned by partners Daniel Leipnik and Andrew Preston.

Is Cairns Aquarium open?

Yes, 365 days a year from 10 am to 3 pm.

Where is the Cairns Aquarium?

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

After a fantastic day at the Cairns Aquarium, you will be excited to see the Great Barrier Reef. Click the link to see the best options.



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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



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