Cairns & the Tropical North

Cairns Aquarium Admission Ticket

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From USD 35.40

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Guarantee your entry to Cairns Aquarium, by booking your admission ticket in advance. Family-friendly and fun, Cairns Aquarium is home to 71 different exhibits that house marine life from Tropical North Queensland.
  • Cairns Aquarium general admission ticket
  • Guarantee entry to a fun and family-friendly attraction in Cairns
  • Marvel at more than 71 exhibits home to reptile and marine life endemic to Tropical North Queensland
  • Daily conservation talks and presentations

What's Included

  • Elusive Rainforest and Reef Creatures
  • Live Ray and Shark Feeding Show
  • Oceanarium with Underwater Tunnel
  • Australia’s only Deep Reef Tank
  • Marine Touch Tank
  • Conservation Talks and Presentations
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Transportation to/from the aquarium

What To Expect

Cairns Aquarium

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Customers may arrive anytime between 10am-3pm. Last entry 2pm.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Cairns Aquarium open 365 days of the year (incl. Public Holidays)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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329 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Had a free great time
Millicent_G, May 2023
VEry informative .. staff are all very nice.. good for all ages especially the elderly for their wheelchair acess and availability
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for this lovely review 😊🐊🐢🦈🐠
Great afternoon
Irene_E, Apr 2023
A great afternoon at the Aquarium! The exhibits are beautiful and informative. The speakers give you a wealth of information. We learned so much about the wildlife and fish species in the FNQ! Kids would love it too! We also had a fabulous lunch at Dundee's restaurant right next door.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hello Irene. We are super happy that you enjoyed your experience and the shows. We hope you come back and visit us soon as we are constantly growing and changing🦈🦞🦀🐠
Wonderful tropical display of Great Barrier Reef animals
Robyn_S, Mar 2023
Easy to navigate around the displays with people with disabilities- talks on the displays were most informative
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for this amazing review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! 🐡🪸
Great well Worth a visit
Ellenora_F, Aug 2022
Great display and Commentary lots lots of interesting information especially the barrier reefs recovery during Covid-19
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Thank you for this lovely review! 😄🐠🦈 We’re so happy that you enjoyed your experience!
Love love love
Taylor_W, Aug 2022
This was a great morning! The aquarium was amazing! The lovely lady at the “ star fish tuching area” was beyond my expectations. She explained things to my 3 year old brought out 3 day old baby sea horses to show her. The turtle rehab center with Layla! You just go! So amazing!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Wow thank you so so much for this amazing review! We’re genuinely so happy to hear about your experience and thank you for visiting us here at the cairns aquarium. 😄🐠🦈🦎🐢
Great value for the price
Peggy_W, July 2022
Great value for the price and if you have a few hours available. Note that once you get your ticket confined through viator, you will still need to go to customer service ticketing desk to pick-up aquarium issued tickets to enter turnstile for the aquarium.
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank you for this lovely review! We’re so happy that you enjoyed your experience 😄🐠🦈🦎
Beautiful honeymoon destination
Claudia_N, June 2022
Beautiful experience for our honeymoon, we loved the aquarium. Can’t wait to have our dinner here also this week.
Response from Host, June 2022
Thank you for this lovely review! We’re so happy you’re enjoying your honeymoon! Congratulations 🎉 🐢🐠🦈😊
Nice but check when to arrive
Gillian_Y, May 2022
Nice exhibits but presentation times were hard to catch because of the limited timings. Due to when we arrived, we would’ve needed to rush through certain areas to catch a talk but visitors can’t go “backwards” through the aquarium as it is a “one-way” layout (e.g. single escalator going down to the next area so you can’t revisit exhibits)
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Gillian, thank you for your review. The Cairns Aquarium operates 7 daily presentations. They operate every half an hour until 1:30 in the afternoon, and are inclusive of repeated shows. So if you miss a presentation in the morning you can catch the same one at a different time in the afternoon. You’re also more than welcome to go backwards while inside the aquarium, as we have elevators next to the escalators that help you move between the floors. Your ticket is also valid all day so if you exit via the gift shop you can actually renter through the aquarium entrance to make sure you catch every exhibit and can most definitely revisit them. If you ever need any guidance inside the aquarium our wildlife educators and our admissions staff are more than happy to offer and help to ensure you get the most out of your experience 😊🐠
Amazing family experience
Isabella_E, May 2022
- watching the shows presented by staff - freedom to go through the aquarium in our own time. - lots to see and interact with the sea life.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks so much for your great review! We are so glad you filled your visit with all we have to offer and are so glad you had a great experience. Hope to sea you again soon😊🐠⭐️
Massive tanks
Sumedha_D, Apr 2022
Good collection of aquatic animals and good presentation. Extra 30min given for visitors on public holiday
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for this lovely review 😊🐠
TERISA_S, Apr 2022
To see a live sea horse & other sea creatures, a beautiful experience in the sea world. Even though baby (1 year old)was sleepy but she kept awake & was amazed with all the fish.also the lunch at Dundees restaurant was delicious Thank you so much
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you so much for this lovely review 😊🐠🦈 we’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at the Cairns Aquarium.
Incredible to see live...
DavidI_K, Dec 2021
Incredible to see live coral and so many different species of marine life. A stunning adventure without getting wet.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Thank you for this lovely review! 🐠😊⭐️
Turtle tour. The caring...
Ken_W, Dec 2021
Turtle tour. The caring and concern for these beautiful animals are admirable. The highlight being the releasing of injured turtles back into their environment
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thank you for this lovely review of our turtle hospital rehabilitation tours! 🐠😊⭐️
Virginia_H, Nov 2021
Seeing everything up close and sharing the excitement with my children. It was a perfect tour and very wonderful
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Thank you for this awesome review, we’re glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us ☺️🐠✨
One of the best to see in Cairns
battercruise, Oct 2021
Staff was very kind. A lot of natures to see. My partner and I thought it didn't take a long time to look around the aquarium. However, there are many things to watch and enjoy for over 3 hours. We were really satisfied with the journey.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to sea you again soon 😊🐠⭐️
Unique evoerience
Debbie_H, July 2021
Amazing quality goid and aquarium experience . Ensure you leave a whole day to see and hear the shows .
Response from Host, July 2021
Thank you for this amazing review! 😊🐠
Great afternoon
Neil_M, July 2021
A not to be be missed activity when in Cairns it is simply stunning and the information is clear and concise
Response from Host, July 2021
Wonderful that you enjoyed your experience with us!
Well worth the visit
Phillip_S, Feb 2021
Excellent variety of Marine creatures, well displayed and designed. Well worth the visit. Very informative Staff talks

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