For a birthday, wedding, conference or corporate event AquaLuna provides a truly memorable experience and our Events Team create functions with a difference that’s flexible in meeting your needs and budget. Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, AquaLuna offers a broad range of function styles and price points with a number of visually impressive spaces in Cairns’ newest large capacity, all-weather function venue.
AquaLuna, hosting one of the most unique event spaces in the region, is perfect for corporate events, conferences, large or small
tour groups, product launches, cultural celebrations, weddings and birthdays or just about any other event you can imagine where you want to achieve the ultimate wow factor. Menus and drinks packages can be tailored on request or select from our broad range of options on our suggested Function Kit templates. Emphasis is given to providing a relaxed aquatic atmosphere whilst dining on some of Australia’s finest produce.
AquaLuna and the Cairns Aquarium is a multi-million dollar tourism infrastructure project built in the heart of Cairns for people seeking an enjoyable, undercover, family friendly, affordable, and interactive way of seeing reef and rainforest creatures up close. All located within a few minutes’ walk from all down town accommodation and visually inspiring Cairns esplanade. Enjoy culinary bliss in the “Under the Pier” themed environment, surrounded by native rainforest while under the watchful eyes of resident black tip reef sharks.
For a more intimate affair we have the world-class oceanarium with a magical glass tunnel entry leading to a location completely surrounded by the wonders of the reef and providing the ultimo aquatic adventure. Picture your next event under a visual spectacle incorporating colourful schools of reef fish, elegant hammer head sharks and giant sting rays.
All of our events spaces are incredibly unique with modern décor, truly magical ambience and friendly tropical service. You arrive as a guest but leave as a friend. Please take your time to explore our various event spaces outlined below.
UNDER THE PIER
Air-conditioned | 100 seat capacity
Under The Pier with a 70,000 litre shark tank – In the open kitchen our chefs compete for your attention with black tip reef sharks and their colourful roommates.
Fan-cooled al fresco | 80 seat capacity
The outdoor Daintree Deck recreates the beauty and diversity of the Daintree Rainforest without the tribulations. With views of the live shark tank this really is where the reef and rainforest meet to eat.
Air-conditioned and fan-cooled al fresco | 180 seat capacity
For larger groups or exclusive use we offer both the Daintree Deck and under the pier together. Combine the magic of the reef and rainforest whist you enjoy our unique contemporary Italian cuisine.
Air-conditioned | 60 seating capacity
A function space as rare as the species that live here, the River Room is home to the River Monsters. Pre-historic Freshwater Sawfish, giant Whiptail Rays, Barramundi and Mangrove Jack will gracefully glide past the large 7-metre viewing panel while you dine.
Air-conditioned | 50 seating capacity
For a surreal, extra sensory dining experience nothing compares to the Ocean Room. The crowning glory of AquaLuna is surrounded by sharks, stingrays and the tropical beauty of the fish of the Coral Sea that inhabit the 1.5million litre oceanarium this is the most stunning underwater backdrop imaginable. And you don’t even need to get wet! This is the ultimate in 5 ‘sea star’ dining.
Contact one of our dedicated Functions Team members to design a menu for you and your budget or specific requirements. We believe that when you are here you are family, and families share food, we have designed our function menus to match this mantra. We also offer more traditional styled menus is this is more your style.
BANCHETTO | VIEW SAMPLE MENU
Banchotto is a banquet style menu which is really just a sit down buffet with sharing platters in the middle of the table ensuring an array of tasteful adventures to be shared amongst your group. This style of menu is ideally suited for those groups that are on a tight time schedule, we can slow it down for those that are not.
SET MENU | VIEW SAMPLE MENU
AquaLuna set menus are a more traditional affair with a select number of dishes within a set amount of courses. Your guests can choose from a menu and meals can be served individual or shared by the table.
DEGUSTATION | VIEW SAMPLE MENU
These menus generally consist of five to seven smaller courses and can include wine pairings. Degustation menus work particularly well with weddings providing your guests a wide variety of flavours.
CANAPES | VIEW SAMPLE MENU
Hot and cold bite size delicate finger food ideal for stand up cocktail parties or add to your function for a warm, welcoming reception.
MORNING & AFTERNOON TEA |VIEW SAMPLE MENU
There’s nothing better than an excuse to slip on your frilliest frock, don your elegant jewellery and get together with your best pals for an afternoon of indulging in the finer things in life. Cake stands, flowing champagne and crust-free cucumber sandwiches, there’s no wonder this British tradition from the 1700s is still going strong.
KIDS |VIEW SAMPLE MENU
Children of all ages catered for with a variety of themed parties including pizza parties, pirate, Pokémon, slime and squishy parties. Why not consider Incorporating a Cairns Aquarium tour as part of your party.
BEVERAGE PACKAGES | VIEW SAMPLE PACKAGE
A range of packages available to suit your event and budget.