Cairns Aquarium Marine Life Encounter

Cairns, Queensland

Join Cairns Aquarium ecologists for an exclusive tour of the aquarium behind the scenes with the opportunity to feed Stingrays and view the Turtle Hospital.

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Enjoy an all-access pass to the Cairns Aquarium and an unforgettable marine life encounter on this behind the scenes tour. Upon your arrival at the aquarium at midday, you’ll be greeted by your personal ecologist guide who will start the tour by taking you behind the scenes for a close encounter hand-feeding Cownose Stingrays.

This magical encounter is a once in a lifetime experience taking you to areas of the aquarium the general public cannot view. Next, you’ll be shown the animal food preparation room and quarantine room to learn what’s involved in caring for these incredible marine critters.

Later in the tour, assist in feeding the Freshwater species and see firsthand the incredible work and care Sea Turtles receive in the Cairns Turtle Hospital before they are returned to the wild. To cap off a unique experience at the Cairns Aquarium, your guide will finish the tour by taking you on a journey through nine diverse ecosystems in the aquarium where a dazzling array of marine life are on display. Take advantage of their knowledge by listening to a rich commentary of each ecosystem and ask any questions you may have.


  • Personal ecologist guide
  • Hand feed marine life
  • Behind the scenes guided tour
  • A visit to the Cairns Turtle Hospital


  • Food
  • Transfers


  • 12:45pm Meet your personal ecologist guide
  • 1:00pm Hand Feed the Cownose Stingrays with the Curatorial Team
  • 1:15pm Behind the Scenes guided tour
  • 1:30pm Feed the giant Freshwater species
  • 1:45pm Visit the Cairns Turtle Hospital
  • 2:15pm Aquarium guided tour


  • Learn all about the 9 diverse habitats on display at the aquarium with your own personal ecologist guide
  • An exclusive hand feeding session with the Crownose Stingrays
  • A behind the scene tour of the aquarium to learn how the marine life is cared for
  • Visit the Cairns Turtle Hospital to learn all about the rescue, rehabilitation and conservation efforts


  • 12:45pm


  • 2 hours

What To Bring

  • Camera
  • Comfortable shoes

Additional Information

  • Minimum 2 guests – Maximum 4 guests at each itinerary time
  • For children under 12 yo, hand feeding will be substituted with a souvenir gift
  • 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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