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Cairns Aquarium General Admission Ticket

1. Cairns Aquarium General Admission Ticket

Cairns Aquarium is Australia’s newest and most spectacular aquarium. It is the only aquarium in the world to exclusively showcase the stunning aquatic wildlife from tropical North Queensland’s two World Heritage-listed areas – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest. Experience the spectacular diversity of the region without the need to get wet or even leave the city. Travel through ten amazing North Queensland ecosystems from the world’s most ancient rainforest to the world’s largest coral reef to discover 71 different exhibits showcasing the extremely rare and incredibly unique species of this region. See a panorama of wildlife and marine fish that create an underwater world filled with a kaleidoscope of colour. Enjoy daily talks and presentations by knowledgeable and entertaining educators, marvel at the animal feeding sessions and get a hands-on experience at the marine and reptile touch tanks. Complete your day at Cairns Aquarium with breakfast, lunch or dinner at Aqualuna restaurant.

Cairns: Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome

2. Cairns: Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome

Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome, the world’s first Challenge Ropes Course in a wildlife exhibit, is an all-weather experience in the Cairns CBD. Experience adventure on the Mid-ZOOM or Hi-ZOOM courses, consisting of 65 elements including crossings, tunnels, a climbing wall, cargo nets, and three ziplines at various heights and lengths, including one directly over Goliath, a 4.5-meter saltwater crocodile, or try the new Pirate Climb and Commando Climb challenges. Get your heart racing with the PowerJump – a free-fall adventure with a 13 meter drop – or try the new Pirate Climb and Commando Climb challenges. Internal elevated walkways offer you a unique birds-eye view of the layout of the Dome, then step outside the glass walls (and your comfort zone) to try the external DomeClimb. Offering spectacular views of the city, the Coral Sea, and the surrounding landscapes, it’s an experience not to be missed. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the wildlife exhibit including our small bird aviary and reptile enclosures as tropical birds fly above your head through the Dome. Wildlife presentations, including crocodiles, snakes, birds, koalas and other mammals, are held regularly throughout the day and offer an educational insight into some of Australia’s most well-known animals.

From Cairns: AJ Hackett Giant Swing Experience

3. From Cairns: AJ Hackett Giant Swing Experience

Experience the high speeds and acceleration of Australia's only multi-person swing on a giant swing adventure from Cairns. Swoop through the rain forest from a height of 45 meters to 1 meter in just 3.5 seconds. Reach speeds of up to 120km/h. Local legend tells of a saber-toothed rain forest cat that once roamed the hills of Smithfield. The Aboriginals had a name for the creature, which means “Mountain Devil.” They called it the "Minjin." Over a century ago, a local man by the name Stan McGregor was forging a trail through the dense and untouched rain forest of Saddle Mountain. The unforgiving rains of the tropics belted down and the monsoon weather soon saw the bullock driver stranded. On the brink of death, an Aboriginal tribe found him struggling for life and nurtured him back to health. Fear glistened in the eyes of the tribe as they warned the bullock driver not to continue. Determined to carry on, he disappeared into the depths of the unforgiving jungle, never to be seen again. Years later, a timber cutter found a message carved into a worn leather saddle wedged high in the branches of a tree deep in the rain forest. His boots crunched over bone and a harness entangled his feet as he made his way toward the tree. His blood ran cold and his bones shivered as he read the message, “Something is here. Something is stalking me.” He felt eyes watching him as he inched back out of the jungle. Decades passed in the misty rain forest peaks of Smithfield. Strange paw prints have been found and sightings of the shadows of a huge panther like animal have transpired. Shrill cries and ferocious howls have been heard in the distance, but no further traces of the elusive creature have been found. The legend of the "Minjin" was unearthed by AJ Hackett over 20 years ago. 

Paronella Park and Mamu Tropical Skywalk Ticket Combo

4. Paronella Park and Mamu Tropical Skywalk Ticket Combo

Spend a great day out south of Cairns at 2 top attractions. Plan your own day and embrace the flexibility of staying as long as you like at each location. At Mamu Tropical Skywalk, listen to the stories of the original indigenous peoples of the rainforest and the early European settlers. Enjoy the scenic majesty of this world heritage and learn more about the site with audio guides provided in 8 languages. This wheelchair and stroller-friendly attraction offers light refreshments for sale. At Paronella Park, a short 35-minute drive from the Skywalk, join a 45-minute guided tour telling the story of one of Australia's early settlers, Jose Paronella. Spend the rest of your time strolling the avenues and learning about the flora and fauna with a comprehensive botanical guide. You can also choose to have lunch at the cafe on the deck, feed the fish, cross the suspension bridge above the falls, or stroll 200 meters up the road to the wonderful Mena Creek Hotel for lunch or a cool drink.

Kuranda Koala Gardens Entrance Ticket

5. Kuranda Koala Gardens Entrance Ticket

Enjoy entrance to the Kuranda Koala Gardens and meet an amazing array of Australian wildlife. For an additional fee, you can pose for a photo with a koala bear, or have your picture taken with a python. See wallabies, wombats, and freshwater crocodiles. Explore the nocturnal exhibit and visit the Aussie Bush Collection where marsupials and reptiles live in harmony. Get up close with Australia’s incredible animals.

Kuranda: Friends in the Rainforest Koala Gardens & Birdworld

6. Kuranda: Friends in the Rainforest Koala Gardens & Birdworld

Enjoy the opportunity to hold a koala, and discover two of the most unique wildlife attractions in Tropical North Queensland, the Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld Kuranda. Visit the Kuranda area and see some of Australia’s most well-known native animals including quokkas, wallabies, lizards, possums, gliders, kangaroos, and many others. Snap your own momentous memories to share with your family and friends with hand feeding and photo opportunities. See brilliant Amazonian macaws, the endangered and stately cassowary, cheeky rainbow lorikeets, galahs, cockatoos, and many more exotic and beautiful birds. Explore the natural landscape brimming with waterfalls, ponds, exotic and native plants. Surround yourself in the rainforest habitat and be amazed at more than 350 birds of all shapes, sizes, and colors on display.

Cairns: 4 Attraction 7-Day Pass

7. Cairns: 4 Attraction 7-Day Pass

This 4 park package includes one-time admission to each of the following parks; Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Rainforestation Nature Park and Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome. Get up close and personal with a range of iconic Australian animals at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Hand-feed wallabies and kangaroos, see the endangered cassowary and walk the world’s first Predator Plank over Estuarine Crocodile filled waters. Explore the Southern Hemisphere’s largest butterfly flight aviary at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. See the vibrant Cairns Birdwing Butterfly and join a guided aviary and laboratory tour to learn about butterflies and their life cycles. Enjoy an action-packed smorgasbord of activities at Rainforestation Nature Park. Explore the rainforest on land and in water on an authentic World War 2 Army Duck. Learn about Indigenous culture on the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and enjoy a dance show, spear-throwing presentation, didgeridoo presentation and learn how to throw a boomerang. Meet Australian animals including dingoes,tree kangaroos and Tasmanian devils in the Koala & Wildlife Park. At Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome, meet adorable Aussie animals. Enjoy a range of presentations throughout the day, including the crocodile show with Goliath, the 4.5 meter Estuarine Crocodile.

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What people are saying about Cairns

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 639 reviews

This is a fantastic aquarium complimented with interesting information talks that are very visitor friendly for children and adults alike. The static information displays are very readable, nice big print, the live exhibits fascinating to watch at such close quarters. It was a pleasure to spend a couple of hours there.

This is so much fun for the whole family. Even if your not great with heights you feel safe and the staff are fantastic at making you feel comfortable and confident.

Absolutely wonderful and knowledgeable staff, which made for a wonderful experience overall. Would definitely recommend

Amazing experience, so cool to walk with all the wildlife! Very informative and especially liked the interactive part

Paronella Park is a memorable experience and the history behind it brings it all back to life. It's beautiful!