Open daily, the Cairns Aquarium is an exciting all-weather attraction located in the heart of Cairns.
Guests of all ages will have guaranteed interaction with the spectacular beauty of over 16,000 marine and land animals from two unique World Heritage listed areas; the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.
Guests will follow the journey of a drop of rain as it descends from the Cairns mountain ranges into streams and rivers, through the rainforest, across the mangroves, into the shallow lagoons of the reef and finally into the depths of the Coral Sea.
Be guided through ten amazing North Queensland ecosystems from the world’s most ancient rainforest to the world’s largest coral reef to discover 72 different exhibits showcasing the rare and incredibly unique species of this region. Endangered Freshwater Sawfish, Grey Reef Sharks and Humphead Maori Wrasse dominate the massive freshwater and marine habitats, while Amethystine Pythons and Emerald Tree Monitors make a spectacle of themselves in their terrestrial displays.
Enjoy presentations at Australia’s only Deep Reef Tank and get a hands-on experience at the marine and terrestrial touch tanks.
Open to all ages and fitness levels
Cairns Aquarium (Cairns City)