Cairns Aquarium is a place of learning, fun and discovery!
Open daily, the Cairns Aquarium is an exciting, new all-weather visitor attraction located in the heart of Cairns. Guests of all ages will have guaranteed interaction with the spectacular beauty of over 15,000 marine and land animals from two unique World Heritage listed areas; the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.
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 70 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 educational and informative presentations at Australia’s only Deep Reef Tank and get a hands-on experience at the marine and terrestrial touch tanks.
Want to take your experience to the next level?
Spend the night with predators circling above your bed. Once the doors have closed, explore the Cairns Aquarium with an AquaNut host who will guide you on a special night tour to see what the animals do after hours. Dine in the oceanarium surrounded by marine life before bedding down in front of the spectacular Coral Sea habitat. Enjoy a light breakfast before saying goodbye to your new found unique friends.
Group sleepovers are available from June 2018.
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