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Australian Venom Zoo

Address: 8 Coondoo St, Kuranda, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: 07-4093 8905
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Montpellier, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Decided to go in to check all these deadly animals that hunt Australia. The most scary thing to do is pay 15$ to get in when the real fun is outside, the snakes in the basement are all asleep and not interested in visitors (not sure I'd have coped with a hissing snake anyway). Most of the spider cages are... More 

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New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Needs a little bit of polish to get it to be real tourist worthy. $15.00 to see a few snakes, and spiders and more photos and pictures, which you can see in a book or on-line. Well for what it is worth and you want a photo holding a snake, then see this place.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We came here with international visitors and they loved seeing so many deadly Australians in one place. The downstairs is a little dark, dusty and dingy but if you like spiders and snakes you won't mind the dark surrounds. Visitors can also hold a massive snake and have a picture taken for free.

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Mandaluyong, Rizal, Philippines
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The collection is small, with the small insects and reptiles in the front and the bigger animals downstairs, what makes the place worth it is the guided tour and the picture with the water python. A bit pricey for the 15AUD entrance fee, but the place's got potential (good concept, enthusiastic staff) and I'm putting my money on it. Since... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

We had arrived at the so called "ZOO" and where welcomed by the owner with a smoke in the mouth no shirt on yelling at the young male employees.... As we continued to walk down the dark and lonely road to the bottom of the dungeon we where amazed by the 5 snakes awaitin us.....if I had a known that,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Went to this so called "zoo" today, very dirty enclosures, very unsafe heating for the venomous snakes (of the 4 that were there) the guide only seemed interested in proving that he's not scared of handling the snakes. The whole place was very run down & is in need of an upgrade. Absolute waste of $30 for my partner &... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

After seeing the man with the snake out the front of the zoo, and the way he was interacting with the people , we decided to see the zoo for ourselves. After paying $10 each for a family of four , we went down stairs into a dark room and saw a variety of snakes and lizards. At this stage... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This "Zoo" is in a very old building at Kuranda that has poor lightning, uneven floor boards on a ramp that you walk down to the basement to see the snakes. It is very difficult to see the snakes in the aquariums due to the unclean sides of the aquariums. Upstairs where the spiders and insects are kept also had... More 

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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We didn't spend long at the Venom Zoo due to pour son suddenly getting terrified, but it is very educational and i would recommend a visit to this attraction.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

This zoo is very interesting and the handlers know their stuff but the care of the place has been badly let down. Glass cages need to be cleaned so visitors can see inside them,floor needs to be secure and safe and walls need to have updated information. It is a must for school kids but is not inviting to others... More 

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