Aquarium Events Cairns

Dundee’s Restaurant located on the side of the Cairns Aquarium, offers a contemporary and innovative dining choice for a special place to eat in our tropical city destination. Our exquisite restaurant features the largest tank within a restaurant in Australia: a stunning 70,000 litre saltwater marine aquarium. Providing a mesmerising encounter with coastal aquatic life, it sets the backdrop for a truly unique dining experience. Be amazed by the beauty of the aquarium features, as our friendly service compliments the mouth-watering dishes for which Dundee’s has become world famous.

Diverse Event Spaces

At Dundee’s Restaurant, each event becomes a unique experience. This venue is ideal for a variety of occasions, from corporate meetings to personal celebrations. Its innovative dining environment, nestled in Cairns’ tropical setting, offers more than just a meal. The restaurant’s layout is adaptable, catering to different event sizes and styles with ease.

Picture your event against the serene backdrop of aquatic life, highlighted by Australia’s largest restaurant-based aquarium, a 70,000-litre marvel. This element not only adds to the ambience but also captivates guests, ensuring your event is both unforgettable and distinctive. The fusion of Dundee’s renowned culinary offerings with the tranquil aquarium views creates a setting that is both elegant and extraordinary.

Immersive Underwater Experience

At Dundee’s at the Cairns Aquarium, we invite you to an extraordinary dining experience that goes beyond the plate. Our restaurant is not just a place to eat; it’s a journey into the heart of the ocean’s wonders. We offer our guests more than just a meal – we offer an immersive underwater adventure.

As you dine with us, you’ll be surrounded by the serene beauty of the marine world. Our aquarium, a vibrant tapestry of marine life, provides an up-close view of the ocean’s diverse inhabitants. This unique feature transforms your dining experience into an educational and enchanting encounter. Watch in awe as colourful fish and other marine creatures glide gracefully past your table, adding a mesmerising backdrop to your meal.

We at Dundee’s are proud to create an atmosphere that not only elevates your dining experience but also fosters a deeper connection with the marine environment. Our commitment to showcasing the beauty of the underwater world is part of our dedication to ocean conservation and education.

Cairns Aquarium Celebrations: Making Every Occasion Special

At Dundee’s at the Cairns Aquarium, every event becomes a memorable journey beneath the waves. Our unique setting, nestled within the captivating Cairns Aquarium, offers more than just a dining experience—it’s an immersive adventure into the marine world. As you celebrate your special occasions with us, from intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, you’re surrounded by the tranquil beauty of aquatic life.

Our venue is ideal for those seeking a distinctive and elegant atmosphere. Imagine hosting your event with a backdrop of vibrant marine life, where colourful fish and majestic sea creatures add a touch of magic to your celebrations. This extraordinary setting not only enhances the ambience but also sparks conversations and creates lasting memories.

We’re committed to providing an experience that goes beyond the ordinary. Our expert team ensures every detail of your event is catered to perfection, from the exquisite menu selections to the ambient setting. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, corporate event or a casual get-together, Dundee’s at the Cairns Aquarium transforms every occasion into an enchanting celebration.

Embrace the opportunity to connect with the ocean’s wonders while enjoying world-class cuisine. Let us make your next event not just an occasion but an unforgettable journey into the heart of the marine world.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we do. Our dedicated event planning team at Dundee’s is committed to making your event spectacular. We offer a range of services, including customised decor and thematic setups, to create the ideal ambience for your event. Whether it’s a corporate function or a personal celebration, we ensure every detail is taken care of, reflecting your style and theme.

Prior registration is essential for hosting events at Dundee’s, as it enables us to meticulously prepare and ensure a seamless execution of your event. We recommend reaching out to us well in advance to discuss your specific event requirements and to secure your preferred date, ensuring every aspect of your special occasion is tailored to your satisfaction.

At Dundee’s, we provide a range of entertainment options to enhance your event. From live music to interactive aquarium experiences, we can arrange various entertainment elements that complement the theme of your event and engage your guests. Our unique setting within the Cairns Aquarium itself offers a mesmerising backdrop, adding an extraordinary touch to your event. Additionally, we offer custom lighting and sound options to create the ideal ambience, ensuring your event is visually and acoustically memorable.

The aquarium setting at Dundee’s offers a mesmerising and dynamic backdrop, creating an immersive experience for guests. The vibrant tapestry of marine life, including colourful fish and other sea creatures, adds a unique and educational element to your event, making it entertaining and memorable. This extraordinary environment not only captivates the senses but also provides a tranquil and soothing ambience, enhancing the overall mood and experience of your event.


Executive Chef James Wort and his team serve and cater to all tastes and dietary requirements, with an emphasis on flavour, local produce, freshness and sharing.