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Aquarium by Twilight

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Aquarium by Twilight
with Three Course Dinner
Adult Ages 15+
Child Ages 3-14
Family 2 Adults + 2 Children
with Seafood Platter
Adult Ages 15+
with Drink & Canapés
Adult Ages 15+
Child Ages 3-14
Family 2 Adults + 2 Children

Explore the Aquarium by Twilight!

As the sun sets on Tropical North Queensland’s mountain ranges, steamy rainforests and shallow reef lagoons stir with life. Reptiles, amphibians, insects, and nocturnal fish sense the onset of dusk and emerge from their daytime lairs. Brightly coloured reef fish seek shelter in coral caves as predatory nocturnal sharks, rays, and grouper awaken.

‘Aquarium by Twilight’ takes you on an exclusive guided tour to witness this remarkable transition as day slides into sunset. Complete your evening at Dundee’s Restaurant with a perfectly matched dining experience while you enjoy a stunning sea life backdrop.


  • 3:45 pm: Arrive at Cairns Aquarium – Time to choose your drink, main and dessert
  • 4:00 pm: Ecologist-guided twilight tour
  • 5:30 pm: Drink and canapés served in the Oceanarium
  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Dinner and dessert at Dundee’s Restaurant

Itinerary for School Holiday Session:

  • 3:00 pm: Arrive at Cairns Aquarium – Time to choose your drink, main and dessert
  • 3:15 pm: Ecologist-guided twilight tour
  • 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm: Drink, canapés, dinner and dessert served in Dundee’s Restaurant


  • Exclusive afterhours aquarium entry.
  • Two-hour ecologist-guided twilight tour through 10 tropical ecosystems, from the rivers to the reef.
  • Learn how animals’ behaviours adapt from day into night.
  • Come face to face with the Coral Sea’s largest nighttime predators — sharks, rays, groupers, and more!
  • Choose your meal at checkout:
    • Barrier Reef Seafood Platter (min 2 adults)
    • Three-course dinner
    • Drink and canapés only
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