Zoos & Wildlife

Cairns Aquarium

Cairns, QLD

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Address: 5 Florence Street, Cairns City Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia Number: +61740447300 Website Contact How do we get there?

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There are hundreds of amazing aquatic creatures on display here, including turtles, rays, sharks, fish and octopus. There are also interactive displays where kids can feed kangaroos, wallabies, koala bears and crocodiles. Older visitors will enjoy learning about the struggles the environment faces due to climate change and other man-made threats.

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The Australian Tropical Reef - This is the largest exhibit at the aquarium and features hundreds of species of fish and coral. The aquarium is one of only a few aquariums in Australia that has reef exhibits. Waters of the South Pacific - This exhibit features over 100 species of colorful marine life, including turtles, sea snakes, sharks, tropical fish and coral. Rainforest Reptiles - This exhibit features snakes, lizards and frogs from the ecosystem of Northern Queensland. The Amazon River Gallery - This is a rainforest habitat with a variety of tropical fish, birds, plants and reptiles. Antarctic Experience - This exhibit recreates the icy conditions of the Antarctic Ocean, with penguins and seals. Shell Beach - This exhibit features a tropical beach environment with a variety of marine life, including sea turtles and a giant clam.

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There is a cafe with kid-friendly food and desserts.

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Where is it at?


The aquarium is located at Gollier Wharf on the corner of Abbott and Shields Street. Parking is available at the wharf, but be sure to allow enough time to find a spot. There is a fee for parking.

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The gift shop has a wide selection of souvenirs and gifts, including t-shirts and stuffed animals. You can also purchase a combined admission ticket to the butterfly sanctuary and rainforest walk.

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Lifts, escalators and accessible toilets throughout
Even ground surfaces
Free Wheelchair hire is available
Companion Cards are accepted for this experience

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Baby Facilities

The aquarium is child-friendly and has strollers available for rental. Keep in mind that strollers are not allowed in the saltwater exhibits.

What is there to do

The Cairns Aquarium has a daily program of events, shows and tours. Check their website for a full schedule. Children will enjoy the interactive tour and walk-through aquarium. Adults will enjoy the guided tour that takes you through the aquarium and tells you all about the aquatic animals. The aquarium has a gift shop and cafeteria. You can also book a behind-the-scenes tour to learn more about marine life and how the aquarium works.

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Friday 10am–3pm Saturday 10am–3pm Sunday 10am–3pm Monday 10am–3pm Tuesday 10am–3pm Wednesday 10am–3pm Thursday 10am–3pm Suggest new hours

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