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Cairns Tropical Zoo

Captain Cook Hwy, Palm Cove, Queensland QLD 4879, Australia
61 7 4055 3669
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Palm Cove
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Type: Zoos, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Discover Australia's unique animals through hands-on experience in tropical surroundings.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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Nelson
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We have visited several Aust wild life attractions. This is the best we have seen with large enclosed structures from which to get up close to Australias amazing wildlife.. Several entertaining sessions a day with Crocs, Birds & Snakes. Also other less known extraordinary reptiles. Definitely a must see when in Cairns

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a very nice and well maintained zoo. We saw all the animals you had to see in Australia - koala, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and my favorite pelicans!! Comparing this zoo with the zoos in Sydney and Sunshine Coast, this one is less touristic and less commercial. There is a nice koala cafe which you can eat and watch... More

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This zoo was wonderful! There are great animal interactions you can have, as well as a great variety of animals on exhibit. They have a fantastic bird show & snake show. In one of the walk-thru aviaries, one of the parrots actually came over to say hi. I was a little worried at first since parrots can also rip your... More

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Cairns, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Its a relatively small zoo with a collection of mainly Australian iconic animals with a few exotics thrown in. Go early, have a hearty (well priced) breakfast between the feeding and learning events in their morning program - learn about and feed wallabies, free flight bird show, reptilles, have photos taken with Koala etc. Have a leisurely lunch then stay... More

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Norcross, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

How can you pass up an opportunity to cuddle a koala? This is a very cool experience. The "zoo" isn't huge, and doesn't have a ton of animals, but is so very worth it just for the koalas.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Good little zoo Interesting animals Spent a pleasant morning here wandering amongst the enclosures. Loved the little monkeys and meer Keats so cute You can have photos with animals and hand feed kangaroos.

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Murray Bridge, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited the zoo while holidaying in Cairns with our grandchildren and it was mostly very enjoyable with the exception of the snake presentation. My husband and I have been to many of these sort of presentations over the years and this one was the most boring by far. The young lad who did the presentation droned on without any... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It's great to visit a zoo where so many of the animals are in habitats, not cages. There are many things to see and do - there are bird, reptile, crocodile and wombat shows, that are fun and informative. My partner got to hold a snake during the reptile show when we visited last, which is a great memory! I... More

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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I have young kids and they absolutely love all animals, we were exploring the region on our annual holiday and found this place, the location is great as we had just been swimming on the palm beach and stumbled upon this place on the way home! I was very pleased with the shows and how involved the staff were with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Being a farmer I am not always interested in Zoos and can't stand to see animals ill treated. The Cairns Tropical Zoo was a little surprise for my wife and I. We decided to just check it out at the end of a day about 3.00 pm to see if we would go back on one of the following days.... More

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