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Marine Life Encounter

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Adult Ages 15+
Child Ages 3 to 14
Lunch Package
Adult Ages 15+
Child Ages 3 to 14

The Ultimate Way to Experience the Cairns Aquarium

Get the most from your day at Cairns Aquarium with a Marine Life Encounter! Your guide will take you Behind-the-Scenes, so you can see how the Aquarium cares for its marine life. Hand feed the Cownose sting rays with their favourite food on a specially designed feeding platform. At the River Monsters exhibit, scatter feed the awaiting giant Freshwater rays and Barramundi followed by a visit to the Cairns Turtle Hospital to meet the sea turtles in our care. Learn about our rescue, rehabilitation and conservation efforts and how you can help. After your day of discovery, relax and unwind with an optional two-course gourmet lunch at Dundee’s Restaurant.


  • Two-hour personally guided tour through the aquarium, back of house, and the Turtle Hospital
  • River monsters fish scatter feed
  • Exclusive hand feeding of cownose rays
  • Wear closed in shoes and preferable trousers or shorts
  • Children must be 12+ years to hand feed rays. (Souvenir gift will be substituted for children under 12.)
  • Dundee’s two course lunch optional upgrade – available Wed – Sun
  • See the menu: Dundee’s Lunch Menu.pdf  (Subject to availability)