Make your visit memorable

As the only aquarium in the world dedicated exclusively to the habitats and species of tropical North Queensland, the Cairns Aquarium connects visitors with the natural wonders of The Great Barrier Reef, The Wet Tropics, The Gulf Savannah and Cape York regions. With over 15,000 animals and unique opportunities to move up close to some of the world’s most fascinating, elusive or deadly creatures, every visit is unforgettable. Find everything you need to plan your visit to the Aquarium here, including general facility and accessibility information, operating hours and how to find us.

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Book Tickets Online & Speed Up Your Entry

Purchasing tickets online is a great way to speed up your access to all that Cairns Aquarium has to offer; so you spend more time with friends and family watching incredible marine life and avoid the queues. Buy your tickets in advance online.

General
Admission

Adult  $42
Child  $28
Concession  $34
Family 2A + 2C  $126

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General Admission

The Cairns Aquarium is suited to people of all ages and interests. Come and be inspired by our incredible marine life and help us support the research and conservation programs we undertake to protect the amazing natural assets on our doorstep. Tickets can be purchased in person at General Admission, and Online. All rates quoted include 10% GST.

  • Adult (15 years +) - $42
  • Child (3-14 years) - $28
  • Senior/Concession - $34
  • Single Family* (1 Adult + 2 Children) - $88.20
  • Family* (2 Adults + 1 Child) - $100.80
  • Family* (2 Adults + 2 Children) - $126
  • Additional Child on Family* - $25.20
  • Infant under 3 years - Free

*All children must be from the same family. Proof of family connection may be requested at entry.

 

Includes:

  • All day admission to Cairns Aquarium
  • 10 Tropical North Queensland eco systems and 71 habitats
  • River Monsters, Denizens of the Deep, Life of Sharks & Rays and Curious & Coloured Presentations
  • Habitat Talks, Animal Feeds and Terrestrial & Marine Encounter Touch Tanks
 
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Value Add
Packages

Enhance your experience with additional savings.

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Value Add Packages

Take home a souvenir photo to remember your experience at Cairns Aquarium.

  • General Admission + Souvenir Photo Adult - $60
  • General Admission + Souvenir Photo Concession - $52
  • General Admission + Souvenir Photo Child (3-14 years) - $46
 
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Annual
Pass

When one visit is not enough, consider a multi-day annual pass or buy one as a unique and exciting gift for a friend.

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Annual Pass

When you know that one visit to Cairns Aquarium is not enough then consider an Annual Pass for yourself, or perhaps an Annual Pass Gift Voucher for a nature lover you know. With guaranteed entry for 365 days of the year, special discounts for accompanying friends and relatives, quarterly member only offers and regular newsletters to keep you up to date with what’s happening in our world there are plenty of reasons why an Annual Pass is great value. Buy your Annual Pass Here.

 

 

Annual Pass Price

  • Single Adult $93.00
  • Single Child $62.00
  • Senior/Concession $70.00
  • Family* (2 adults + 2 children) $277.00
  • Family* (2 adults + 1 child) $222
  • Single Family* (1 adult + 2 children) $194.00
  • Additional Child on Family* $55.45
  • Infant under 3 years - Free
 

Discounts apply for local residents - 10% off prices above

 

 *All children must be from the same family. Proof of family connection may be requested at entry.

 

 

Annual Pass Benefits

  • Free admission for the Pass Holder for one year
  • 10% off normal entry for family and friends when they accompany you (exc. Family Passes)
  • 10% off animal experiences
  • 10% off meals only at Aqualuna Restaurant
  • 10% off all gift shop merchandise & photography purchases (does not include special guest animal encounter photography) 
  • Quarterly Member only offers
  • Quarterly Member Newsletter
 

Annual Pass Terms & Conditions

  • Annual Passes are available for purchase at Cairns Aquarium admissions or online
  • Annual Passes are valid for 12 months from date of purchase
  • Annual Passes must be presented at time of entry
  • An Annual Pass Photo ID will be taken on your first visit and stored digitally with member data
  • Only the person whose photo is attached to the Annual Pass will be provided entry on presentation of an Annual Pass
  • Customer details are used only by Cairns Aquarium and are not given to third parties
  • Annual Passes cannot be purchased through third party ticket resellers
  • Annual Passes are non-transferable and are not to be used in conjunction with any other offers, school visits or functions. 
  • All Children (0 - 14 years) must be accompanied by an adult
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Group Enquiries

Enjoy great savings when booking a party of fifteen or more with our group tickets.

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Group Sales

For group savings for parties of 15 people+ please contact our Reservations Department on reservations@cairnsaquarium.com.au or phone us on +61 7 4044 7300 as we would love to help.

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Everything you need to have an amazing visit

We offer a range of services and facilities at the Cairns Aquarium so that you can focus on enjoying your visit and interacting with the amazing animals on display. Whether you’re wanting to learn more about the incredible reef and rainforest creatures, or you need to find that perfect gift for a loved one, or you just need to stop and enjoy a meal or beverage, we have your needs covered.

Accessibility

Accessibility

We are a fully accessible facility with elevators, ramps, accessible washrooms, wheelchair rentals and welcome accredited Guide/Service Dogs.

Free WiFi

Free WiFi

We love it when guests share their photos of their experience and to facilitate that free WiFi is available throughout the building.

Gift Store

Gift Store

Tropical Treasures offers a vast range of quality gifts and handcrafted goods sourced locally by suppliers who support our conservation efforts.

Facilities

Facilities

We offer a number of services to ensure that your visit is convenient, including an ATM, small rental lockers, toilets with change tables and water fountains.

Opening Hours

9am - 5pm (Sat – Thu)

Last admission 4pm

9am - 7pm (Fri)

Last admission 6pm

Aqualuna Restaurant is open
from breakfast to midnight.

Gift Vouchers

For the Nature lover in your family there is no better gift than access to all the wonder of the Cairns Aquarium, whether it’s a voucher for admission or a gift that will bring happy memories forever, we have a Gift Voucher to suit.

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Food and Beverage

Aqualuna Restaurant is a contemporary Italian Restaurant that sets a new benchmark in outdoor and indoor dining. The indoor airconditioned Reef Room is like no other dining venue with its own 70,000 Under the Pier Shark Habitat taking centre stage, whilst the outdoor Daintree Deck provides a more relaxed tropical backdrop to enjoy amazing food served by happy, friendly hospitality professionals that want to make your visit memorable. Drink and snack vending machines are available inside the Aquarium however no other food or beverage is permitted inside the Aquarium complex.

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Located in the very heart of Cairns

The Cairns Aquarium is located in the very heart of Cairns, there are many ways of getting to the Aquarium: you can walk, bike, bus, or drive to the facility with ease. 5 Florence St Cairns, Queensland, 4870 Australia

Walk

Walk

Cairns Aquarium is within easy walking distance of most accommodation. We are one block from The Esplanade, two blocks from the Lagoon Pool and an easy 5 mins walk from the Cruise Terminal.

Drive

Drive

The Cairns Aquarium is easily accessible by car however there is no onsite parking. Car parking is available in the surrounding streets, also hourly and daily fees may apply for metered parking.

School Drop Off

Drop Off

Tour and school buses can drop off passengers in front of The Cairns Aquarium on Florence Street. Please ask our Reservations Coordinator for details when making arrangements for your group.

Public Transit

Public Transit

We have bus services on Lake and Abbott Street, right outside the Aquarium. The Cairns Aquarium is conveniently located in the heart of Cairns, next to Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort and opposite DoubleTree by Hilton.

Celebrate

Birthdays, banquets, weddings, product launches, charity events, cocktail parties and more can be catered for by Aqualuna Restaurant...

Conserve

We exist to inspire people all over the world to respect, protect and conserve the Great Barrier Reef and the North Queensland tropical rainforest...

Learn

The Cairns Aquarium is a place of learning, fun and discovery! Encourage students’ innate curiosity for the amazing creatures of the Great Barrier Reef and the ..

Media & News

Stay up-to-date with what we are up to at Cairns Aquarium and the latest discussions and current events relevant to the marine world...