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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 #78 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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Butler, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

A great place to visit with the kids as they get to see tons of wildlife and many of the birds fly around within the dome. You can feed the birds, pet a crocodile and koala, hear a presentation on koalas & crocodiles, etc.. The MidZoom ropes course is great for younger kids (I didn't find it all that challenging).... More

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Hadera, Israel
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We spent about half a day in the dome. The location was a bit strange - kids activities in a casino. Once we got past that it was nice. The ziplines were fun for all of us (ages 69 to 9) The dome climb was not as adventures as I expected but the view was nice. The kids also got... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a great place to visit. The Dome has a nice size zoo with a croc in it and birds, koalas etc. above the casino . They do feedings for people to watch and participate. Then you can go harnessed outside the dome and see the sights. over the city. It is good for all ages, even if you... More

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Palm Cove, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was a great afternoon out for the kids. Easy to simply stand back and watch them circle around you throughout the facility. Kids loved it and it was certainly a stress-less time while I sat on my backside for a little bit during the afternoon ;o)) Sure I could have joined in like some of the other parents, but... More

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Hervey Bay, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We did a weekend trip to Cairns with our Kids , and attended the cairns ZOOm and wildlife dome, Kids loved loved it , and so did we. We bought a family 4 park pass and upgraded it to include 1 ZOOm activity each and had a blast we did the medium ZOOm to start with , kids are already... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I went to Zoom with my very adventurous 12 year old daughter and 10 year old son. It was well organized but it wasn't really as exciting as we had expected. Fine for younger kids but my daughter, in particular, was very disappointed.

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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

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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