Cairns Aquarium Marine Life Encounter including Lunch

Cairns, Queensland

Go behind the scenes of the Cairns Aquarium to view the Turtle Hospital, feed Sting Rays and finish with an optional two-course lunch.

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Book this Marine Life Encounter at the Cairns Aquarium to be escorted around the aquarium plus enjoy a sneak peek behind the scenes to view and feed wildlife and enjoy an optional two-course lunch.

Cairns Aquarium is one of the top things to do in Cairns with over 15,000 marine life on display. Arriving before the aquarium opens to the public, you’ll be met by a passionate ecologist who will personally guide you through all nine diverse Tropical North Queensland habitats including the freshwater rivers, tropical rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef within the aquarium.

Discover interesting facts about the marine life and diverse ecosystems with rich commentary provided by your personal guide. Next, step behind the scenes of the aquarium to view private areas including animal food preparation and quarantine sections, get involved in hand-feeding Cownose Sting Rays and see the incredible conservation work taking place at the Turtle Hospital. You’ll also be taken to the River Monsters Exhibit to scatter feed to the freshwater rays and Barramundi and enjoy a unique view of predators circling below.

To cap off this magical Cairns Aquarium Marine Life Encounter, guests can sit down for an optional two-course lunch at Dundee’s Restaurant while watching reef sharks in the aquatic-themed restaurant.


  • Behind the scenes tour of the aquarium
  • Personal ecologist guide
  • Two course lunch at Dundee’s Restaurant
  • Hand feed some of the marine life
  • Visit the Cairns Turtle Hospital


  • Transfers


  • 9:15am Exclusive before hours Aquarium entry. Meet your personal ecologist guide
  • 9:30am Hand feed the Crownose Stingrays with the Curatorial Team
  • 9:45am Behind the Scenes guided tour
  • 10:00am Feed the giant Freshwater species
  • 10:15am Visit the Cairns Turtle Hospital
  • 10:45am Aquarium guided tour
  • 11:15am Enjoy the Shark and Ray feeding show
  • 12:15pm Delicious two course lunch at Dundee’s Restaurant


  • Personal ecologist guide to teach you all about the diverse marine life at the aquarium
  • Guided tour of the 9 diverse habitats housed at the aquarium
  • Behind the scenes tour to see how the aquarium cares for it’s marine life
  • Exclusive hand feeding session of Crownose Stingrays
  • Visit the Turtle Hospital to see the rescued Sea Turtles and to learn about the rehabilitation and conservation efforts
  • Relax and unwind after your morning of exploration with a two course gourmet lunch at Dundee’s Restaurant


  • 9:15am


  • 2 hours

What To Bring

  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes

Additional Information

  • For children under 12 years old, hand feeding will be substituted with a souvenir gift
  • Minimum 2 guests – Maximum 4 guests at each itinerary time
  • Minimum of 48 hours-notice required for booking this experience

Booking Information

  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! – Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements


Cairns, Queensland

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