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  • Location:Cairns, Australia
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Cairns ZOOm and Wildlife Dome

Discover the sights and sounds of the rainforest right in the heart of Cairns at the Cairns ZOOm and Wildlife Dome. See native birds fly freely around you in the glass-enclosed rooftop dome, get eye-to-eye with Goliath the saltwater crocodile, and meet the reptiles, wallabies and koalas. For adventure lovers and thrill-seekers alike, there are plenty of activities to test your skill and challenge your bravery. Test your skill on the ropes course, ride on one of the four different zip lines, or take the plunge with a dome jump! There is something for everyone.


  • Explore the rainforest right in the heart of Cairns at the Cairns ZOOm and Wildlife Dome
  • Specialty talks and shows presented by the wildlife keepers
  • Experience native birds flying freely around you
  • Learn about the rainforest ecosystem
  • Great photo opportunities and wildlife interaction
  • Challenge yourself with adrenaline pumping rope courses, zip lines, dome climb and power jumps

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Cairns ZOOm and Wildlife Dome

Cairns ZOOm and Wildlife Dome

Enjoy a day out at the Cairns ZOOm and Wildlife Dome, where you'll see Australian wildlife and experience the sights and sounds of a rain forest. Perched high on the roof top of a building and offering spectacular views, this unique concept offers an all-weather wildlife exhibit.

All the wildlife is presented in natural settings and habitats, giving you the opportunity for close animal interaction and great photo opportunities. See the cuddly and furry koalas and wallabies, scaly snakes and crocodiles, and native birds flying freely around you. There are shows and keeper presentations throughout the day, providing an interactive and fun learning experience.

For adventure lovers and thrill-seekers alike, there are plenty of activities to test your skill and challenge your bravery.

Mid Zoom Ropes Course: Suitable for beginners, you’ll explore 27 different elements including: a spider’s web, seesaw, chairs and a snakes and ladders climbing wall.

Hi Zoom Ropes Course: A medium to hard level of difficulty as some of the 38 elements are very difficult and may take a few attempts. You’ll traverse the swinging beer kegs, tyre wire, walk the plank, dodge ball and the Cargo net.

ZOOm View: An internal walk around the top of the glass dome with views of the entire exhibit.

Dome Climb: An external walk around the top of the glass dome with views of Cairns City, the Coral Sea and local Mountain ranges.

PowerJump: A controlled descent device allowing participants to jump from the 49- foot (15-meter) high internal walkway.

Zip Lines: There are four ziplines of varying heights and lengths within the dome, featuring the adrenaline pumping ride over the top of the crocodile pond home to the enormous Goliath.


Upgrade to the 4 Park Pass for unlimited fun at 4 top attractions: Save over 20% on the single entry price by combining your visit to Cairns ZOOm and Wildlife Dome with the following attractions.

Explore Australia's World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest at the Rainforestation Nature Park in Kuranda. The park is set on 100 acres (40 hectares) of pristine rainforest within five minutes’ drive of Kuranda village, accessible from Cairns by road or by the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway or the Kuranda Scenic Railway (transport between Cairns and Kuranda is not included). A complimentary shuttle runs regularly from Kuranda Village to Rainforestation Nature Park. This eco-friendly Kuranda attraction offers three unique experiences: the Army Duck Rainforest Tours with Tropical Fruit Orchard, Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, and the Koala and Wildlife Park.

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas: Get up close to Australian native flora and fauna at Wildlife Habitat located just outside of Port Douglas. There are three different environments to explore – the Wetlands, Rainforest and Grasslands, each with unique habitats.

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary: Located in the heart of Kuranda, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary in Australia. This unique all-weather attraction is home to over 1,500 magnificent tropical butterflies.

Please note: You do not need to visit all the attractions in the one day. Entry for subsequent attractions is valid for one month from the date of entry for the first attraction.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

It was worth to buy so worked my holiday around the 4 places to go on 4 park pass.

Angela R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Located on the top floor of the Cairns Reef Casino is the ZOOm and Wildlife Tour. ALOT of fun! The inside climb/ zipline was some times challenging; however, you are allowed to do the climb at your own pace. You are totally safe in that you are wearing a full body harness with "tie-off" at all times during this experience. Very good workout! I aslo did the outside climb (of the building) in which the view of Cairns was awesome. I'm alittle afraid of heights; however, I enjoyed this experience and the staff at the Dome were very friendly/ awesome! You also get to see a very large crocodile, birds, snakes, etc. as part of the Zoo part of this package. Highly recommend this package for anyone wanting to have fun, a workout, an adventure alittle outside the norm!

Daryl N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

An Excellent little adventure in the middle of Cairns

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