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Cairns ZOOm and Wildlife Dome

35 - 41 Wharf St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 40 317 250
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Ranked #82 of 117 activities in Cairns
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Backpacking, Dining, Hiking, Snorkeling, Biking, Drinking, Scuba diving, City walk sightseeing, Group tours/train, Shopping
Traveler Description: Cairns Wildlife Dome is an all-weather wildlife exhibit enclosed by a 20 metre high glass dome on top of Cairns' iconic Reef Hotel Casino. You’ll be... more »
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Tennant Creek, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This place was an unexpected treat in the top of the casino/hotel. A very reasonable fee got us access to the zoo and adventure park. By the time we completed all the obstacles in the adventure course, our arms were aching but we all had huge grins! Then we found out that the entry was good for three days if... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great for kids as they can hook up to ropes and harnesses and walk above the animals. Expensive for size of zoo.

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Darwin, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I visited this place for the first time this year in May and was surprised at how bad this place really was, the photos looked really good and inviting but when I arrived I was shocked. I would not return because I actually left there feeling sorry for the animals and the state that they were in......I love animals, this... More

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CaPTA_Group, Owner at Cairns ZOOm and Wildlife Dome, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear of your disappointment at the Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome. I appreciate your concern for the welfare of our animals, but I can assure you that our staff are experts in looking after them and are just as passionate about their wellbeing as you are. With regards to our wildlife enclosures, they actually meet, and exceed,... More

Lexington, Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I didn't actually go into the zoo or do zoom so I can't attest to that. But, if you're like me and you want to hold a Koala this is definitely a good place to go. I liked that it was in Cairns and close to the hotel. I went twice actually (holding a koala was something i'd wanted to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was a highlight for our 3 teenagers! They had done zip line and obstacle courses before but loved this, in particular they thought the dome climb was amazing. One of their highlights!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Great fun with the family with very interesting animals hopping and flying about. Only problem is it is a bit expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Overall the ZOOm is a great activity for families. Doing the zoom part involves a lot of climbing and balance. If you don't like heights than you should probably reconsider doing that activity! At one stage we were about 20ft above the ground on a rickety plank! However just doing the zoo part of the activity is great, they have... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I went to the Dome in 2010 and it was lovely then but my recent visit with family wasn't worth it, we paid quit a great amount and only to found what I saw years ago had changed and looked run down and dirty. Birds everywhere and the ground was muddy and black.

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CaPTA_Group, Owner at Cairns ZOOm and Wildlife Dome, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear of your disappointment at the Cairns ZOOm & Wildlife Dome. Our wildlife park has a large range of diverse wildlife including koalas, crocodiles, lizards, bettongs, mahogany gliders, turtles, snakes, and a rare white kookaburra, as well as many bird species. I’m surprised to hear you thought the park looked run down and dirty, as we have... More

Avoca Beach, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Wanted to kill some time before dinner so we went to the dome and undertook the Zoom high ropes course which took about 30mins each course (did middle and high) one zip line you take is over a 4.1m croc in its enclosure. Animals throughout the enclosure with birds, snakes, wallabies to view. Finished with the 30ft drop -good fun... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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49 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

we loved the birds and wildlife here, staff were friendly, not too competent with a camera if you want your pic taken with a koala etc., though if you are into ziplines, abseiling etc., it would be a whole heap of fun as they have quite an obstacle course above the exhibits....

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