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Tropical North Queensland – Cairns Aquarium

Cairns is well known to be the gateway of the two spectacular World heritage listed areas in Australia, The Great Barrier Reef and The Tropical Rainforest. Cairns is even considered as one of Australia’s top holiday destination.

And one of the must–visit destinations is the famous tropical North Queensland, Cairns Aquarium. It is conveniently located in the very heart of the city with an extensive range of facilities and services. What makes Cairns Aquarium unique? It mimics the habitat of both two spectacular World heritage environments and having more than 15,000 animals and 10 different ecosystems. You will also have the opportunity to be up close and interact with their amazing animals when you visit.

So if you are visiting Cairns with your family or friends, then it’s better to arrange your reliable coach charter service in Cairns. This way, your group can fully enjoy the entire trip and not waste most of your time waiting on public transportation. Coach Hire has many years of experience in servicing Cairns and the surrounding areas.


Conservation and Research in Cairns Aquarium

Cairns Aquarium is dedicated exclusively to the conservation of the Australian animals and plants of The Great Barrier Reef and The Wet Tropics. They have a research team that is committed to study and help to conserve these two extraordinary biodiverse ecosystems.

Their goal is to protect the extremely rich variety of animals and plants whether they are endemic, rare or threatened. And also, educate the community on how to help conserve and to avoid disrupting its natural environment.

Some of their dedicated research programs are focused on:

  • Freshwater Sawfish – Reproductive (Bio-Technology Development)
  • Tropical Rock Lobster – Aquaculture Farming (Bio-Technology Development)

If your group have more time to explore and go around, here’s one of the famous must–do activities when in Cairns.

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What’s On at Cairns Aquarium

Every day at Cairns Aquarium, visitors will be provided with presentation and guided tour from their own very knowledgeable staff – AquaNuts. Everyone will surely enjoy the treat of having an interactive experience to some of the rarest and the most elusive animals on earth. Here is Cairns Aquarium daily schedule so you can plan ahead your visit:

Flooded Billabong River Monsters – 9:30am in River Monsters Amphitheatre (Ground Floor)

Terrestrial Encounter Touch and Talk – 10:00am in Wet Tropics Rainforest Zone (Level 1)

Ribbon Reef Denizens of the Deep – 10:30am in Deep Reef Amphitheatre (Level 1)

Coral Sea Life of Sharks and Rays – 11:00am in Oceanarium (Ground Floor)

Open Ocean Curious & Coloured – 11:30am in Coral Sea Amphitheatre (Ground Floor)

Flooded Billabong River Monsters – 1:00pm in River Monsters Amphitheatre (Ground Floor)

Ribbon Reef Denizens of the Deep – 2:00pm in Deep Reef Amphitheatre (Level 1)

Marine Encounter Touch and Talk – 2:30pm in Marine Touch Pools (Level 1)

Coral Sea Life of Sharks and Rays – 3:00pm in Oceanarium (Ground Floor)

Open Ocean Curious & Coloured – 4:00pm in Coral Sea Amphitheatre (Level 1)

There are more ongoing and upcoming events in Cairns Aquarium, you could visit their site to check the current happenings.


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Cairns Aquarium Admission Tickets

The Cairns Aquarium is open for 365 days a year with opening hours from 9am to 5pm (Saturday – Thursday) and 9am to 7pm (Friday).

  • Adults (15 years old and above) – $42.00
  • Children (3 to 14 years old) – $28.00
  • Senior or Concession – $34.00
  • Single Family (1 adult and 2 children) – $88.20
  • Family (2 adults and 1 child) – $100.80
  • Family (2 adults and 2 children) – $126.00
  • Additional Child on Family – $25.20
  • Children 3 years old and below entry are FREE

Cairns Aquarium also has available value–add packages, group packages and annual passes, visit their website for more details.

If you are looking for other ideas on events or other  must see locations to visit then do check out the Australia Travel Guide website, they have some really cool suggestions on places to see!

If your group happen to require a much bigger transportation, Coach Hire can also provide a low–cost bus hire in Cairns perfect for your large group. So contact us today to ask for a FREE quote or to book your group transportation service in Cairns.

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