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Cairns Aquarium

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Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Cairns Aquarium is a public aquarium that provides a world class venue for seeing and interacting with the incredible plants, animals, and habitats found only in Australia’s Tropical North Queensland, a region which borders two World Heritage...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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5 Florence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4044 7300
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Reviewed yesterday

We had an amazing day, staff were super kind, knowledgeable and helpful. Great attractions, the fish feeding was our favorite! But seeing sharks up close became close second

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Cairns aquarium was breathtakingly beautiful, the staff were lovely & put on great educational shows. A wonderful way to spend the day for couples and familys alike. A little pricey but overall worth the money!

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Awesome day out and beautiful scenery and atmosphere. Well worth it I highly recommend Cairns Aquarium.

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved all the different talks and shows they had on! The areas were so nice to look in and was a great way to spend the morning in air con!

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the place . My son stayed till it was closing time . Very clean and well maintained . Staff was very helpful

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Curiosity795076
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a pleasant visit Cairns aquarium. Sea creatures are clean and well taken care of. We were very impressed with the slick shark! And also the presentation delivered by a staff was great as well. He seemed to be a knowledgeable person!

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Miss_Annabell
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A large display of underwater creatures, fish amd more... the kids loved to walk around the tanks to see everything up close & personal. Interactive shark feeding show. Wish we took some more time to look around at everything. We were in a large group...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CavesCruizinOz
CairnsAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Cairns Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi CavesCruizinOz, thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We snorkelled the reef in the Whitsundays but didn’t see so many fish but we made up for it here. Lots of fish and different species. The shark talk chap was very enthusiastic. Very calming atmosphere. Thought it was great 👍🏼

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tiddles333
CairnsAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Cairns Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow, thanks for the five star review!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful serene place to visit, the colours of the variety of fish are amazing, the coral display is beautiful, what a magic must to see, full credit to all for such a great viewing of the Barrier Reef.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dorwie
CairnsAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Cairns Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the great review Dorwie! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We were supposed to go snorkling in the Great Barrier Reef but the weather wasn’t good so was told to go to the Aquarium as it would show my boys the wow factor of the Great Barrier Reef, I’ve dived the Great Barrier Reef in...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Julie M
CairnsAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Cairns Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Julie, We are sorry to hear that you didn't find value in your visit. Our Aquarium prices are very comparable to other land based attractions, and showcases over 15,000 creatures and 10 unique ecosystems, all endemic to Tropical North Queensland. With so much to...More

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D3677ULnataliec
15 January 2018|
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Response from CairnsAquarium | Property representative |
Hello. Aqualuna restaurant opens at 7am for breakfast. Thank you.
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Gareth H
Good afternoon. Im looking forward to bringing my family to your aquarium while we're on holiday in Cairns from Melbourne, but I've been seeing news stories down here about the high amount of aquatic deaths in your aquarium. Can you please tell me, are the articles I've read about the deaths of the Maori Rasse, Potato Cods, Leopold shark, countless tropical fish, rare lizards, pythons and of course Australias first captive Hammerhead sharks true or are they all still there alive and well? I just don't want the kids to be disappointed or have to explain about "fish heaven" let alone justify to the wife how an institute that claims to support the preservation of the reef and marine life can kill over $350,000 worth of fish and reptiles in less than 4 months. Thank you very much. Concerned Aquadad.
9 December 2017|
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Response from Gareth H |
Thanks for your replies everyone. I really appreciate your time and help but unfortunately SOME of the reports I'd heard turned out to be correct. I was hopeful but quietly pessimistic when we arrived in Cairns and entered... More
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RogerLowestoft
30 September 2017|
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Response from CairnsAquarium | Property representative |
Hello. Apologies for the delayed reply. We will be open Christmas Day. We are open 365 days of the year. Thank you.
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