See the animals and habitats endemic to Tropical North Queensland and learn about the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.
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Get up close to the species and eco systems of Tropical North Queensland! On your journey, follow a drop of rain as it descends from the mountainous waterfalls into the freshwater rivers, flowing through the rainforest, across the mangroves into the shallow lagoons of the Great Barrier Reef and finally into the depths of the Coral Sea. Discover animal presentations, habitat talks, a marine touch pool and daily shark and ray feeds.
Learn about the biodiversity of life on the Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest, on a personally guided Marine Life Encounter Tour including a visit to see the animals being cared for at the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre and the opportunity to hand feed our gentle Cownose Rays.
Take the plunge with a Scuba Dive into the Aquarium’s underwater world, diving with curious sharks and rays in the Reef tank.
By Twilight, join Cairns’ best after dark experience on an exclusive guided night tour, gaining an understanding into the animals’ nocturnal behaviours, enjoy a drink and canapes in the Oceanarium, complimented by dinner and dessert at Dundee’s Restaurant with a stunning sea life backdrop.
Open 365 days a year, 10 am – 3 pm (last admission 2 pm)