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Cairns Aquarium General Admission Tickets with Living Coral Biobank Tour

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Dive into a day of discovery at Cairns Aquarium. Get all-day admission to remarkable marine exhibits and join a guided living coral biobank tour.

Highlights

  • Cairns Aquarium opens up a world of fun and interactive learning with access to immersive exhibits, ecosystem talks, live diver feeds, and much more.

  • Corals are no doubt very pretty. But, what is their importance to the marine ecosystem? Find out on your guided Coral Biobank tour.

  • The 20-meter underwater tunnel and the 360-degree aquarium will give you the impression of swimming among sharks, rays, and colorful reef fish.

  • It’s not only a visual treat. Head to the Marine Touch Tank and get close to carpet sharks, sea stars, and sea cucumbers.

  • Fun Fact: Cairns Aquarium has the world’s first conservation program to protect the known species of the Great Barrier Reef corals, all 415 of them!

Inclusions

  • All-day admission to Cairns Aquarium

  • 30-min guided living coral biobank tour

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Vincent Fu

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I loved the diverse range of beautiful, vibrant corals. I also learned many interesting facts, including that sunscreen kills coral and that bleached corals aren't necessarily dead corals. Thanks!

A journey through marine life

A day at Cairns Aquarium will take you close to the stunning biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest. From sharks, rays, and freshwater fish to pythons, crocodiles, and emerald tree monitors, the aquarium houses more than 16,000 animals across 11 zones. It is the one spot in Australia where you can find a 10-meter Deep Reef Tank and the country’s largest freshwater exhibit, a unique experience you don’t want to miss out on. Throughout the day, you can enjoy access to immersive and educational experiences including daily ecosystem talks, live diver feeds, a mangrove boardwalk, a 20-meter underwater tunnel, and much more.

Behind the scenes look at the world’s first living coral biobank

Your ticket includes a 30-minute tour of the world’s first conservation program committed to safeguarding all 415 known species of Great Barrier Reef Hard Corals. See the largest collection of hard corals on the planet, housed in a state-of-the-art biobank designed to keep them alive forever. Learn about the critical role corals play in reef ecosystems, as well as the efforts being made to protect and preserve them.

Cairns Aquarium

Monday9:30 AM - 3:30 PMlast entry 2:30 PM
Tuesday9:30 AM - 3:30 PMlast entry 2:30 PM
Wednesday9:30 AM - 3:30 PMlast entry 2:30 PM
Thursday9:30 AM - 3:30 PMlast entry 2:30 PM
Friday9:30 AM - 3:30 PMlast entry 2:30 PM
Saturday9:30 AM - 3:30 PMlast entry 2:30 PM
Sunday9:30 AM - 3:30 PMlast entry 2:30 PM

What to bring

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.

What’s not allowed

  • Flash photography is not allowed on the Coral Biobank Tour. Photography is permitted unless otherwise stated.

  • Do not touch the coral or water in any enclosures. Please do not make any loud noises.

  • Food and drinks are not permitted on the tour.

Accessibility

  • This experience is wheelchair accessible. Free wheelchair hire is available.

Additional note

  • Please arrive 15 mins before the start time of your Coral Biobank Tour.

  • The lighting in the biobank is primarily blue, if you’re sensitive to light please be aware that the lighting on the tour cannot be altered.

  • Guests will be required to wash their hands before the tour.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the redemption point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Redeem your ticket at Cairns Aquarium.

  • Address: 5 Florence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia.

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