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Australian Venom Zoo

8 Coondoo St, Kuranda, Queensland, Australia
07-4093 8905
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Ranked #11 of 12 Attractions in Kuranda
Type: Zoos
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Melbourne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 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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Cairns Region, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Perhaps the having the title ZOO gives visitors the wrong expectation. But, it does give the correct remote/rural small town setting, where costs are high to run. I attended with an 10 year old i am caring for. And he had a great time. Yes, there were two staff there and they seem very busy, but for people overseas, that's... More

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Cairns Region, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We paid $42 (1adult 4children) and were in and out in 5 minutes. Boring and poorly presented. Not quite sure how they can justify charging more than $2 for a family to visit this dark and dirty place. We saw approximately 4 snakes and sort of saw a handful of spiders (but glass boxes were so dirty could not see... More

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Porirua, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I wish I had read the trip advisor reviews before I parted with $25 for my son and I to visit the so called Venom Zoo. Ok - so there were some venomous snakes to see, but only 4 of them. The exhibits are tired and disappointing. Upstairs the "tour" is mainly centred about how unafraid the bloke was about... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The title says it all.....don't go there! It's dirty, dark, miserable and not worth 2 bob! The owner should be ashamed and the authorities should close it down.

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Qld
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Tossed up whether to go here or the butterfly sanctuary and as we had been to see the butterflies before we thought we would give this a go It was a complete waste of money we went downstairs to a dark room past closes doors we could hear "love her madly" by the doors echoing through the building. At the... More

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a complete waste of money! As my partner and myself were walking past this 'zoo' there was a man standing out the front with a python around his neck, he let us pat and touch the snake than asks us if we would like to look inside.Thinking we could have a complimentary browse. We had a look than... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

When we arrived in Kuranda and realised there was a venom zoo, we were excited. After paying we went downstairs. I quite like the darkness and red light of the place which really added to our anticipation. We got to the bottom and saw a couple of frogs in small tanks and then about five snakes in glass enclosures. The... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Well I really wish I had checked trip advisor before wasting my money on this place as the reviews below are spot on. Dark, dingy, 5 snakes and a clutter of filthy tanks of which I have no idea what if anything were in them. This place is truly selling snake oil, don't buy into their gimmicks and don't waste... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I went here with my Mum and sister, excited to see lots of venomous animals! From the outside it looked interesting. But there was a large turtle in a VERY cramp tank outside to try and "entice" people in. I wish we didn't fall for it. It was like a collection of this guy's pets. My family and I own... More

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