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Marine Life Encounter at Cairns Aquarium with Optional Lunch

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A privately-escorted tour of the aquarium is accompanied by a hand-feeding session of Cownose rays and more!


  • Enjoy a Marine Life Encounter at Australia's Cairns Aquarium.
  • This is designed to let you in on some behind-the-scenes action of the aquarium.
  • You'll be led by an ecologist guide who will take you through 9 Tropical North Queensland habitats.
  • From freshwater rivers to tropical rainforests, Great Barrier Reef to the Coral Sea, you'll see it all.
  • Learn about the steps taken by the aquarium to take care of their marine life.
  • An exclusive hand-feeding session of giant freshwater rays and Cownose rays is super exciting!
  • Upgrade your ticket to include a delicious 2-course meal at the aquarium's beloved Dundee's Restaurant.
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Your Experience

Get the most from your visit to Australia's Cairns Aquarium with a Marine Life Encounter! A professional ecologist guide will escort you through 9 Tropical North Queensland habitats. From freshwater rivers, tropical rainforests, mangroves, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Coral Sea, you'll get some behind-the-scene action of how the aquarium takes care of their marine life. The animal food preparation room will be a fun place to explore. Enjoy an exclusive hand-feeding session of the Cownose Sting Rays and giant freshwater rays on a specially-designed platform, as predators of the Coral Sea circle around you. If you choose the ticket option with lunch, you'll be taken to the aquarium's famous Dundee's Restaurant, where a delicious 2-course meal awaits!

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  • Exclusive before-the-scenes entry into Cairns Aquarium
  • Ecologist guided tour
  • 2-course meal (Optional)
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  • Hotel transfers
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Know Before You Go

Ticket Information

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • With Lunch
  • Without Lunch

COVID Safety Information

  • All areas that customers frequently touch are sanitized.
  • Guests may/may not be subject to temperature checks beforehand.
  • All guests are recommended to bring along face masks for safety.
  • It is recommended to maintain social distancing with other guests (2 meters apart).
  • Regularly sanitize your hands. Sanitizers are available upon request.

Important Information

  • This experience is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Due to safety reasons, children under 12yrs of age may not handfeed the Cownose Rays. A souvenir gift will be substituted.
  • Customers must be able to walk without assistance.
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Strict Cancellation Policy

Cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled

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My Tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • You can redeem the tickets directly at the entrance of the attraction: Cairns Aquarium.
  • Address: 5 Florence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia.
  • The Cairns Aquarium is conveniently located in the heart of Cairns, next to Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort and opposite DoubleTree by Hilton.

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Getting There

By Train

  • The closest transit station is Cairns, a 4-minute walk to the aquarium.
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway line will get you here.

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Cairns City Bus Station Platform 2, a 1-minute walk to the aquarium.
  • Buses 110, 110N, 111, 113, and more will get you here.


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