Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
December 8, 2016
The whole family really loved the Kuranda train and Skyrail and we upgraded to the Gold Class on the train and Diamond View on the Skyrail. Spent lots of time in Kuranda exploring this lovely place it was great thank youLisa Stevens
May 22, 2015
Went and had a great day at Josephine Falls sliding down the granite rock slide was awesome but the water from the mountain bloody freezing well worth the trip it was a blast!Joshy Manton
Billy Tea Bush Safari's
October 16, 2014
The family saw this tour to the rainforest and said they want to book it so we booked on line in Dubai and we are very happy we did. Billy Tea driver very good information enjoyed tour greatly thank you AdhilAdhil Mohamed
October 16, 2014
We had good time Jungle Surfing with the family. Great for the young one fun on the hampster wheel thank you AdhilAdhil Mohamed
July 25, 2014
Just got off the magnificent ocean freedom machine. What a vessel, what wonderfull helpful staff. I had dived before in Tahiti 20 years ago and felt comfortable, but today I could get a grip of it and with as much help and reassurance from the staff I couldn't dive today. No matter at all as the snorkelling is amazing and the barracuda swimming around the back of the boat was truly amazing. There are 4 different places to relax and we used them all at some point during the day. Money very well spent and I would recommend this to anyone at any level of competence.David Fitchett
Inside the Cairns Aquarium
The aquarium will support more than 3 million litres of salt, fresh and brackish water that will be home to many creatures that are either rarely seen due to their nocturnal habits along with animals that are nowhere else on the planet. You will be able to be up close to rare, endangered, unusual and deadly specimens in the marine displays.
There will be more than 15,000 creatures from all of the eco systems in Tropical North Queensland that are interconnected in the survival of the Great Barrier Reef in themed exhibits such as the Open Ocean, The Great Barrier Reef, River Monsters, Rivers & Streams, Life in the Mangroves, Coral Atoll, Reptiles and Amphibians of the Rainforest, Dangers of the Reef and more.
One of the many highlights of the new aquarium is the 30m long acrylic underwater viewing tunnel into a 360 degree open ocean viewing tank or shark lagoon. Here you will see Australia’s only school of Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks in a 2 million litre, 5 metre high deep water exhibit. There will be interactions of sharks, giant stingrays, guitarfish, unicorn fish and dozens of other Great Barrier Reef marine animals.
As the Cairns Aquarium is also an educational facility there is an in-house Research & Development program aimed at assisting to protect vulnerable and protected species with ex-situ reproductive bio-technology studies and re-population programs.
For further education about the Great Barrier Reef there are touch tanks, live diver talks from the deep reef tank and a Turtle Rehabilitation tour and even an opportunity to take a look at the behind the scenes Research Facility.
Meals & Refreshments
Call into Aqualuna contemporary Italian restaurant on the ground floor for a wide selection of menu items, price options and meal types to suit everyone’s tastes and dietary requirements. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
After Hours & Special Occasions
Now this is a wonderful place to hold a wedding don’t you think? The Aqualuna restaurant opens up as an indoor/outdoor 220 seat venue for weddings, conferences and functions with floor to ceiling tank on one side and lush Tropical gardens on the other.
In 2018 the Cairns Aquarium is planning for Dive or Snorkel with Hammerhead Sharks so keep an eye out for that amazing experience.
In the Tropical Treasures gift store you will find plush toys, souvenirs, gifts and educational items that are environmentally friendly, made locally and certified as reef and rainforest safe products. Proceeds from the shop will be distributed to charity organisations contributing to the preservation of the Queensland's Wet Tropics region.
Hours of Operation – Location
Open 365 days a year
- Saturday to Thursday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am to 7:00pm
Last admission at 4.30pm
Please allow at least 2.5 hours to see and enjoy all exhibitions
Disabled Access: via lifts/elevators – Disabled bathrooms
Free Wi-Fi, ATM, lockers (extra cost) and water fountains
5 Florence Street Cairns (between Abbott and Lake Street)
Please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the website at www.cairnsaquarium.com.au
Photos from Cairns Aquarium