As the only aquarium in the world dedicated exclusively to the habitats and species of tropical North Queensland, the Cairns Aquarium connects visitors with the natural wonders of The Great Barrier Reef, The Wet Tropics, The Gulf Savannah and Cape York regions.

With over 15,000 animals and unique opportunities to move up close to some of the world’s most fascinating, elusive or deadly creatures, every visit is unforgettable. Find everything you need to plan your visit to the Aquarium here, including general facility and accessibility information, operating hours and how to find us.

Everything you need to have an amazing visit

They offer a range of services and facilities at the Cairns Aquarium so that you can focus on enjoying your visit and interacting with the amazing animals on display. Whether you’re wanting to learn more about the incredible reef and rainforest creatures, or you need to find that perfect gift for a loved one, or you just need to stop and enjoy a meal or beverage, we have your needs covered.


They are a fully accessible facility with elevators, ramps, accessible washrooms, wheelchair rentals and welcome accredited Guide/Service Dogs.


We love it when guests share their photos of their experience and to facilitate that free WiFi is available throughout the building.

GIFT STORE:Tropical Treasures offers a vast range of quality gifts and handcrafted goods sourced locally by suppliers who support our conservation efforts.


We offer a number of services to ensure that your visit is convenient, including an ATM, small rental lockers, toilets with change tables and water fountains.


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