Cairns Aquarium is an exciting, new all-weather visitor attraction located in the heart of Cairns, open daily. Guests of all ages will have guaranteed interaction with the spectacular beauty of over 15,000 marine and land animals from two World Heritage listed areas; the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.

Cairns Aquarium is an exciting, new all-weather visitor attraction located in the heart of Cairns, open daily. Guests of all ages will have guaranteed interaction with the spectacular beauty of over 15,000 marine and land animals from two 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 70 different exhibits showcasing the rare and incredibly unique species of this region. Endangered Freshwater Sawfish, Scalloped Hammerhead 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 Queensland’s largest Oceanarium. Add to this, marine and terrestrial touch tanks and in depth Behind The Scenes Research Facility tours.

Complete your day at Cairns Aquarium with breakfast, lunch or dinner at Aqualuna contemporary Italian restaurant.