Travel: Cairns Aquarium
The Cairns Aquarium is a great place to visit if you’re in Northern Queensland – and it’s well worth visiting after you snorkel the Great Barrier Reef to see some of the sights you saw up close. One thing I love about the Cairns Aquarium is its educational program – it works to build awareness and preserve the ecosystems in the area. Let’s check out some photos.
You’ll find the aquarium a few blocks from the reef terminal and just east of downtown. Easy to walk to and they have a good restaurant to grab some lunch at after your visit. From fresh water billabongs to deep coral reefs, this place has it all. And they have turtles!
I really liked the turtles on this trip. They were playful, and so many different types. There was one group that had extremely long necks and they were hunting for food stretching their necks longer and longer, I was in awe. No way I’d want one as a pet, yet seeing them happy is cool.
After exploring some of the billabong life from fresh water rivers and land reptiles we made our way to the coral reef area to see some of the beautiful colours under the bight lights. So beautiful.
The reefs are home to all sorts of animals, check out the ray and the eel below. Doesn’t the eel remind you of the Little Mermaid?! Wild.
Well, there you have it, a few highlights from our visit to the Cairns Aquarium. We visited in the morning and enjoyed the reprieve from the hot sun. Cairns was 38-42 degrees when we visited – staying cool was a priority for sure!
Aren’t the underwater colours breathtaking? So vibrant and calming all at the same time. Well, thanks again for visiting and I’ll see you again soon. Safe travels!