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Reviewed 25 April 2021 via mobile

Lovely aquarium with a nice layout covering all the different ecosystems around cairns from inland billabongs and rivers to the mangroves, reefs and open ocean.
Lots of informational signage and various talks at different times of day by the staff.
A good way to spend a few hours out of the rain!

Date of experience: April 2021
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CairnsAquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Cairns Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2021

Thank you for your very kind review! We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit here at the Cairns Aquarium

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Reviewed 21 April 2021

The kids and the adults loved the aquarium. We go several times a year and always enjoy it. The displays are beautiful and educational.

Date of experience: April 2021
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Cairn_Aquarium, Director of Sales at Cairns Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2021

Thank you for your review and great to hear the kids love coming!

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Reviewed 21 April 2021 via mobile

I’m not sure if it was extra busy due to the awful downpour of rain etc but it was uncomfortably packed. No one was following COVID safe distancing and staff weren’t enforcing it either.

Yes, us Victorian are probably a little more precious on the subject but this was gross. People squishing past shoulder to shoulder etc and everyone touching surfaces all over the place.

The fish were beautiful and I loved the separation between the freshwater fish and salt water etc. really informative material as well BUT not worth the crazy price tag given you get through it in about an hour and a half. That was with 3 young kids and 2 elderly so by no means hurrying.

I think if the weather is bad or for whatever reason you can’t get out to the actual reef this would be ok. But to put it in perspective we paid for everyone to goto green island for a whole day for only $90 more.

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Cairn_Aquarium, Guest Relations Manager at Cairns Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2021

Thank you for your feedback and great to hear you enjoyed our visitor journey from river to reef learning about our regions precious animals and eco-systems. The Cairns Aquarium operates under a site specific Covid-19 safe plan authorised by the Department of Health and have measures in place that all customers are required to check in via the Qld Govt app, we provide sanitiser stations throughout the building, social distancing and area limit signs are clearly displayed on floors and walls, which the public have some responsibility to follow and our staff remind guests during all of our daily presentations and talks. In addition, we have employed additional cleaning crew who undertake regular sanitising of the whole aquarium. We hope you had a fantastic holiday in the region visiting a variety of our outstanding tours and attractions.

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Reviewed 20 April 2021

Amazing animals and shows.
Really beautiful aquariums and fish.
The experience was amazing and very impressive,

Date of experience: April 2021
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Cairn_Aquarium, Director of Sales at Cairns Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2021

Thank you for your review, so pleased you enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 19 April 2021

this was so cool i loved all the animals and the shows also they had so many different environments(this isn't an AI reveiw)

Date of experience: July 2020
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CairnsAquarium, Director of Sales at Cairns Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2021

We love that you loved it!

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