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Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome

#36 of 157 Tours in Cairns
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Address: 35 - 41 Wharf Street | The Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4031 7250
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9:00 am - 6:15 pm
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Sun - Fri 9:00 am - 6:15 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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The Cairns ZOOM is the world's first Challenge Ropes Course in a wildlife...

The Cairns ZOOM is the world's first Challenge Ropes Course in a wildlife park, situated in the centre of Cairns on the rooftop of The Reef Hotel Casino. Experience adventure at varying heights and levels of difficulty on the Mid-ZOOM and Hi-ZOOM courses with 65 elements of crossings and ziplines - including one which takes you directly over a 4 metre saltwater crocodile! The PowerJump is a free-fall adventure with a 13m drop, whilst the Dome-Climb offers spectacular views of the city, the Coral Sea and surrounding landscapes. Make sure you spend some time interacting with all our wildlife, with Shows and Presentations throughout the day. Keep an eye out for Snowy the rare white kookaburra, as well as turtles, pythons, freshwater crocodiles, lizards, gliders and hand-feed our pademelons.

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Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome

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The the best zoo

Visited the zoo to kill a few hours on rainy day. It was good with plenty to apart from the sensible animals keeping dry.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 31, 2016
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016

Great for people who like a challenge. The one drawback it felt like steamy greenhouse..... but al all in all good fun for the fitter of us.

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016

Our family just did the zoo part and we enjoyed it. The big croc was very impressive and probably worth the entry fee by itself. Our kids certainly won't forget it. I could perhaps have given it 4 stars but it's quite small and the overall experience was only average compared to other attractions in the area. Still worth a... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016

Enjoyed seeing all the different birds and animals, but nothing different from other zoos. Rather dear when compared to other places-had to pay extra for the Zoom

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016

Cairns zoom is a really nice wild life park in the middle of the Cairns city centre, but the best fun of the wild life park is the Zoom part. The Zoom offers 6 different activities, like dome climb, power jump, hi-zoom etc. Really good to spend your afternoon and do something different

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

It was a hot humid day when we visited but the dome got some nice breeze. My young kids are too scared to go on the zoom but it is great fun for the kids alike adults (aka my husband). Little ones enjoyed finding some native animals and watch animal shows. We were also lucky to be able to visit... More 

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

Visited the zoo to kill a few hours on rainy day. It was good with plenty to apart from the sensible animals keeping dry.

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Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

My kids absolutely loved zoom, they couldn't get enough. As for the zoo side of it the animals are cramped and in small enclosures. I found it a bit cruel, especially for the very large crocodile.

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Cairns, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2016

Took our daughter who is 22 years old as she wanted to do the high zoom over the crocodile. We were told by receptionist that we had to pay an extra $10 for the low zoom, as apparently she had to do that first before high zoom as people got scared on low zoom so didn't do high zoom. Explained... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're sorry you did not wish to challenge yourself at the world famous and world-first ZOOM course in our wildlife immersion exhibit. As part of our Safety Management Plan, all guests must complete the Mid-ZOOM course before participating on the Hi-ZOOM course. This plan has been in place since we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

The mid zoom is challenging but very do-able for most kids and adults who have a moderate fear of heights. Although our 11 year old gymnast approached most of the "elements" with ease (but she's used to that sort of thing). The high zoom ramps it up another notch with a longer course and even more challenges. It gets really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

One of the most fun zoo I have been to. It's a bit small, but still has a decent amount of animals. I did go for both the wildlife and the ultimate package. Both was great fun and worth it even if maybe a bit pricey. Wildlife package includes pictures with koalas, a salt water crocodile and a snake. Would... More 

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