About Us

The Cairns Aquarium has been developed to provide a world class venue for seeing and interacting with the incredible plants, animals, and habitats found only in Australia’s Wet Tropics, a region which borders two World Heritage listed environments: The Daintree Rainforest and The Great Barrier Reef. Protecting and conserving the biodiversity of these World Heritage listed ecosystems is the vision and the overriding passion of our founders Daniel Leipnik and Andrew Preston and this commitment underpins our business philosophy and team culture.

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About Us

Vision

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



Mission

We do this by sharing our passion for what we do - educating and imparting new knowledge to every visitor about the diversity of the Tropical North Queensland habitats and the ecological value of the species that live there.



Respect

For nature and the environment, for guests, for the community we live in, for our stakeholders, for our colleagues and employees.



Integrity

Doing the right thing, being honest, doing what we say we will, leading by example, being proud of what we do and how we do it.



Commitment

Making a difference, going above and beyond, giving back.



Engagement

Being passionate, inspiring wonder, creating desire, making connections that matter, being one team with one vision.



Service

Being happy, delighting guests, creating positive memories.



Innovation

Not accepting the status quo, searching for better ways, being ahead of the pack.

Vision

Working at Cairns Aquarium

If you love the idea of starting and ending your day surrounded by fish, animals, corals and plants, working with the public and a committed team of animal enthusiasts, take the plunge and apply to be part of the team behind Queensland's most exciting attraction.

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...