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Cairns Aquarium and Reef Research Centre:General Admission+Dinner Combo

  • Cairns
  • English
  • 2.5 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Exclusive after hours Aquarium entry
  • 2. Ecologist guided night tour (1.5 hour)
  • 3. Three (3) courses dinner
  • 4. Night coral display
  • 5. Spot rare nocturnal rainforest animals
  • 6. Come face to face with the Coral Sea's largest night time predators
From AUD

1 Key Facts


  • 1. Exclusive after hours Aquarium entry
  • 2. Ecologist guided night tour (1.5 hour)
  • 3. Three (3) courses dinner
  • 4. Night coral display
  • 5. Spot rare nocturnal rainforest animals
  • 6. Come face to face with the Coral Sea's largest night time predators


  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
  • 5. Any optional extra items (including but not limited to rides / shows / encounters / experiences / photo packages) that are not included in the standard admission. All optional extra items are at own expense.
Destination Cairns
Address 5 Florence Street, Cairns QLD 4870
How to get there ● By Walk
Cairns Aquarium is within easy walking distance of most accommodation. It is one block from The Esplanade, two blocks from the Lagoon Pool and an easy 5 mins walk from the Cruise Terminal.

● By Car
The Cairns Aquarium is easily accessible by car however there is no onsite parking. Car parking is available in the surrounding streets, also hourly and daily fees may apply for metered parking.

● By Public Transport
-There are bus services on Lake and Abbott Street, right outside the Aquarium. The Cairns Aquarium is conveniently located in the heart of Cairns, next to Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort and opposite DoubleTree by Hilton.

-Please check the Transport QLD timetables (https://translink.com.au/) for more details to plan your trip.
Operating hours
Tour (Nightly) 18:20
Dinner-Dundee's Restaurant (Daily) 17:30-21:30
Christmas Day (25 December) Closed
Boxing Day (26 December) Closed
New Year's Eve (31 December) Closed
New Year's Day (01 January) Closed
Valentine's Day (14 February) Closed
15 February 2021 Closed
Check-in requirements Please ensure you arrive at the Cairns Aquarium admissions counter 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time to allow enough time to check in. Regrettably, failure to arrive before this time will most likely be classified as no-show and result in forfeiting the booking and it cannot be refunded or transferred.

If you are not familiar with the area or travelling on a weekend or local public holidays / school holidays, please make sure you've checked your timetable or driving route beforehand, and allow extra travelling time for unexpected delays to ensure you do not miss your check in.
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes
● Water bottle, Snacks
● Umbrella / raincoat if rains
● Camera
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
Other info 【Dinner】
● Three (3) courses dinner includes:
-Welcome Appetiser
-choice of one (1) main
-choice of one (1) dessert

【Child Policy】
● Child age: 3-14 years

● Children under 3 years of age are admitted free to Cairns Aquarium and therefore do not require an entry ticket.

● Children aged 14 years and under must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult aged 18 years or over.

【Behaviour Policy】
● Visitors are expected to behave in an appropriate, respectful and positive manner when interacting with other guests, Service Provider's staff and animals.

● Unruly or unsafe behaviour that endangers people or animals, disrupts other guests' ability to enjoy their visit, or interferes with business operations will not be tolerated and can result in ejection without a refund.

● Service Provider requires all guests to wear shirts and shoes during their visit and reserves the right to deny entry and eject any individual without liability from the aquarium and aquarium property.

● When deemed necessary, all bags, backpacks, and packages may be inspected prior to entering the Aquarium. Service Provider retains the right at all times to refuse admissions or request visitors to leave if they are in violation of Service Provider's policies.

● As per the Queensland Smoking Regulation by-law, smoking (including e-cigarettes) is prohibited anywhere on Aquarium property, including outdoor areas unless signed as a designated smoking area.

【Accredited Service Animals & Pets】
● For the safety of guest's pet and Service Provider's animals, pets are not allowed in Service Provider's facility.

● For the safety of all visitors, Service Provider request that pets not be left unattended at any time outside Service Provider's facility.

● Service Provider allow accredited trained service and emotional support animals within the Aquarium upon presentation of proper documentation and an identification jacket for the service animal.

【Prohibited Items】
● For the health and safety of guests and Service Provider's animals the following items are not permitted to be:
-Clothing with offensive or vulgar language
-Alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, recreational drugs
-Roller blades, roller skates, wheelies, skateboards, child scooters, hover boards (These items may be left with admission staff and collected upon exiting)
-Laser pens and pointers
-Noise making devices
-Any other items deemed to be dangerous or inappropriate by Service Provider's staff

● Plastic bottles, straws and lids can fall into animal habitats and this can be very dangerous to the animals. While these items are not prohibited Service Provider do ask that guests take care and dispose of these items responsibly in the garbage receptacles provided.

● Balloons and bubbles can also pose a risk to animal health so these can be left at the admissions desk and collected after visit. Bubbles are also not permitted within the Aquarium as the detergent used in bubbles can pose a risk to animal health.

2 Overview

As the only aquarium in the world dedicated exclusively to the habitats and species of tropical North Queensland, the Cairns Aquarium connects visitors with the natural wonders of The Great Barrier Reef, The Wet Tropics, The Gulf Savannah and Cape York regions. With over 16,000 animals and unique opportunities to move up close to some of the world's most fascinating, elusive or deadly creatures, every visit is unforgettable.

【Cairns Aquarium and Reef Research Centre】General Admission+Dinner Combo


Aquarium by Night

As the sun goes down on the Great Barrier Reef, a whole new world awakens. Corals glow, colourful reef fish seek shelter and predators begin their night hunt. At the same time, coastal forests stir with life, as reptiles, amphibians and insects emerge from their burrows to seek out food in the safety of the shadows.

Aquarium by Night gives a glimpse into the unique world of the region's nocturnal creatures and their behaviours as they move about in the darkness. Complete evening at Dundee's Restaurant with a perfectly matched dining experience while enjoy a stunning sea life backdrop.


  • Exclusive after hours Aquarium entry.
  • 1.5 hour Ecologist guided night tour through 10 tropical ecosystems from the rivers to the reef.
  • Night coral display.
  • Spot rare nocturnal rainforest animals.
  • Come face to face with the Coral Sea's largest night time predators-sharks, rays, groupers and more!
  • Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner, including drink and appetizer on arrival with main and dessert served after the tour in Dundee's Restaurant. Click here to see the menu.


  • 【18:20】Arrive at Cairns Aquarium-Enjoy a welcome drink and appetizer on arrival (Choice of beer, wine or soft drink)
  • 【18:30】Ecologist guided night tour
  • 【20:00】Dinner at Dundee's Restaurant at the Cairns Aquarium


Three courses Dinner Menu-ADULT'S

*This menu may be subject to some changes without notice.

Welcome Appetiser

  • Crocodile Spring Rolls
  • With a glass of sparkling, wine, beer or soft drink (select 1)

Main-select 1

  • Seafood Spaghetti (GF available): Sautéed prawns, scallops, calamari, mussels, half bugtail, fish in garlic, chilli wine and finished with olive oi
  • Chicken Breast: Chicken breast packed with soft cheese on sweet corn polenta, green pea puree and pink peppercorn cream
  • Pumpkin Penne (V) (GF available): Roast pumpkin, balsamic onion, semidried tomato, black olives and baby spinach tossed with penne pasta and pesto
  • Black Angus Sirloin: Delicious and rich full-flavoured certified MSA premium Black Angus Beef on creamy mashed potato with sautéed leek, spinach, wild mushroom, Shiraz jus and truffle mayo
  • Roast pumpkin penne pasta

Dessert-select 1

  • Mango sorbet
  • Marshmallow pavlova
  • Rich chocolate mud cake


Three courses Dinner Menu-CHILDREN'S

*This menu may be subject to some changes without notice.

Welcome Appetiser

  • Crocodile Spring Rolls with soft drink

Main-select 1

  • Steak and Chips: Minute steak, chargrilled and served with chips and tomato sauce
  • Sausages and Mashed Potato: Sausages, grilled and served with creamy mashed potato and tomato sauce
  • Dundee's Chicken and Chips: Crumbed tender pieces of chicken served on chips with tomato sauce
  • Fish and Chips: Crumbed fish fingers served on chips with tomato sauce and lemon
  • Creamy Pasta: Pasta tossed with bacon and mushroom in a creamy cheese sauce
  • Calamari and Chips: Thin strands of calamari dusted in Dundee's coating, served with chips and tomato sauce


  • Vanilla ice-cream with chocolate topping and sprinkles


3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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