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Aquarium by Sunrise

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Adult Ages 15+
Child Ages 3 to 14

Exclusive Guided Sunrise Tour of Cairns Aquarium

Aquarium by Sunrise is a rare opportunity to see the region’s wildlife as you’ve never seen it before, as aquatic and forest creatures stir to life in the morning sun.

Get an exclusive guided tour before the aquarium opens and learn and see how the fish and animals of the reef and rainforest emerge at first light.


  • Exclusive Aquarium entry prior to public arrival
  • 2 hour Wildlife Educator guided sunrise tour exploring 10 reef and rainforest ecosystems
  • Learn how animal behaviours adapt from night time survival to daytime feed and socialising
  • View over 16,000 reef fish, river fish and magnificent live corals
  • Come face to face with the Coral Sea’s largest predators – sharks, rays, groupers and trevally
  • Available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
    8:15 am – 10:30 am


8:15 am – Guests Arrival
8:30 am – 10:30 am  Guided Tour with a passionate Wildlife Educator


  • Indoor Air-conditioned Attraction
  • Suited for all mobility types