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Cairns Aquarium General Admission Tickets with Turtle Hospital Tour

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Discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef at Cairns Aquarium. Learn about sea turtle conservation efforts on a guided Turtle Hospital Tour.


  • Life under Australia’s waters is just as impressive as the life above. Meet sharks, rays, crocs, and many more animals with your all-day access.

  • A 30-min guided tour will take you close to rescued sea turtles. Learn about the dangers they face and the aquarium's efforts to protect them.

  • From Australia’s only 10m Deep Reef Tank and largest freshwater exhibit to a mangrove boardwalk, you are up for many unique experiences.

  • You don’t have to be merely a spectator. Take part in marine touch tank shows, ecosystem talks, and watch live diver feeds to enrich your visit.

  • Fun Fact: 100% of the proceeds from the Turtle Hospital Tour go towards the care of the rescued sea turtles.


  • All-day admission to Cairns Aquarium

  • 30-min guided Turtle Hospital Tour


  • Food and drinks

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Ratings & Reviews

5 Ratings
Kirsty Frazer



Jan, 2024

Good guide, good information and very informative
Kelly Watson



Jan, 2024

Sarah Bird



Jan, 2024

Fiona Maher



Jan, 2024

Natalie Brooks



Jan, 2024

Immersive exhibits and interactive learning

Experience the diverse marine life of Tropical North Queensland at Cairns Aquarium, home to more than 16,000 animals across 11 zones. It is a journey of discovery through various ecosystems, from the Wet Tropics Rainforest to the Great Barrier Reef. The 20-meter long underwater tunnel and the 360-degree Oceanarium will make you feel as if you are drifting right along with sharks, rays, and vibrant reef fish. Fascinating members of the reptile family, such as pythons, crocodiles, and emerald tree monitors, have also found a haven here. If you want to dive deeper into the aquatic world, check out the daily ecosystem talks, animal presentations, and live diver feeds. Don’t miss out on the marine touch tank where you can get up close to sea stars, sea cucumbers, carpet sharks, and more intertidal species.

An encounter with rescued sea turtles

Your ticket also includes a 30-minute guided tour of the onsite Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, a not-for-profit, volunteer run unit. Meet the sea turtles in their care and learn the efforts undertaken to protect them. An audio visual presentation will enlighten you about the dangers faced by the 6 species of Australia’s sea turtles. Feel the satisfaction of being a part of the solution as all the proceeds from the tour will contribute to the food, medicine, veterinary care, and operating costs.

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 Turtle Hospital Tour. Photography is permitted unless otherwise stated.

  • Do not touch the turtles and be mindful of any loud noises as this may hinder their recovery.


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

Additional note

  • Please arrive 15 mins before the start time of your Turtle Hospital 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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