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Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome
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Ranked #51 of 134 Outdoor Activities in Cairns
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Just seemed a bit weird to have all these animals indoors. Felt like the worst kind of zoo- so little space.. not recommended

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Reviewed August 17, 2012

We were given a discount of $3 from entry and advised that's few areas were under construction...We actually found most of it under construction and very few exhibits open and no croc feeding that day. The children didn't want to stay long as the metal grinding noise was hurting their ears. You can return for the next 4 days on the same ticket but we were not inclined to. Hopefully it will be better when they ave finished construction. Kids enjoyed seeing the koalas.

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Reviewed August 11, 2012

A little expensive if you don't go everyday. It is a mutiple entry ticket but can only be used by the same person all the time. My daughter took her 4 year old but wanted his granpa to take him the next time so she could rest but that was not possible.

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Reviewed August 5, 2012

We visited the Wildlife Dome while in Cairns, and were disappointed that after paying AUS$19 to get in, there was practically no exhibit that was not under construction. When the dome will be finished, it will probably be a pretty nice place to visit, but $19 is still a pretty hefty fee to pay for a place that can be visited in less than an hour.

Despite these inconveniences there was a number of nice things about the dome. The most impressive exhibit is the saltwater crocodile. This animal is gigantic, and it is really impressive that they have been able to transport and keep this reptile at the top of a casino! The dome is also primarily an aviary, and there are lots of lorikeets, cockatoos, kookaburras flying around freely. There is also a number of nice repitle exhibits, a koala and lovely vegetation. Every two hours or so there is a guided tour here the animal keepers talk about the animals. But be watchful - we wanted to see the bird feeding tour, and the animals keeper arrived and just started feeding, and didn't even ask if there was anyone around that wanted to accompany him on his feeding rounds. So make sure if you see an animal keeper, to go ask him if he is doing a show. Once he started talking, he was enthusiastic and entertaining.

I would recommend going to this place only after the constructions are done.

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Reviewed August 4, 2012

The dome was being rebuilt right in the middle of the tourist season. We still got charged the full price which was over priced in the first place. They should had dropped the price while under construction. certainly would not reconmend this attraction.

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