Cairns: Pre-Opening Guided Tour of the Cairns Aquarium

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Enjoy exclusive pre-opening entry into the Cairns Aquarium. Learn about marine life on the reef and rainforest at first light on a guided walking tour with a wildlife educator.


  • Witness aquatic and forest creatures stir to life in the early morning sun
  • Escape the crowds with exclusive aquarium entry prior to the public opening
  • Enjoy a rare opportunity to uncover the region’s wildlife with an educator
  • Take an adventure through 10 biodiverse reef and rainforest ecosystems
  • Expereince the thrill of getting up close to large sea predators like sharks


Get sunrise access to the Cairns Aquarium with this pre-opening guided tour. Expereince the animals and habitats endemic to Tropical North Queensland and learn about the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Meet your guide at the aquarium before it is open to the public with this special access ticket. Discover the world above and below the water on a guided tour with a wildlife educator. Go on an adventure as your guide takes you through 10 reef and rainforest ecosystems. Learn how animals behaviors adapt from night time survival to daytime feeding and socializing. View over 16,000 reef fish, river fish, and magnificent live corals. Come face to face with the Coral Sea’s largest predators including sharks, rays, groups, and trevally.


Pre-opening entry to Cairns Aquarium 2-hour Guided tour with wildlife educator

Important Information

  • •The tour begins at 8:15 am and guided tour concludes at 10:30 am •The aquarium is a fully accessible facility with elevators, ramps, accessible bathrooms (wheelchairs are available, please ask on arrival) •The aquarium welcomes accredited guide/service dogs Wheelchairs are available, please ask on arrival

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