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Cairns Zoom & Wildlife Dome
Cairns Zoom & Wildlife Dome

Cairns Zoom & Wildlife Dome

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35-41 Wharf Street , Cairns

The basics

While watching the various Aussie critters wander through the indoor forest makes for a memorable visit, it’s the Cairns Zoom that gets visitors’ adrenaline pumping. The Zoom’s 60-plus experiences include high-flying ziplines that cruise over crocodile-filled waters, tunnels, cargo nets, and the power jump, a 43-foot (13 -meter) free fall from a tower. The Dome Climb experience lets you walk outside the roof of the dome for sweeping 360-degree views of Cairns and the ocean. Guides offer plenty of educational information and wildlife shows entertain, especially those involving hand-tamed birds and cute koalas.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Cairns & the Tropical North

star-5
Great day at the Dome
Kerry_B, Apr 2022
Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome
As a mature customer I’m pleased to say I completed all segments of the Dome….got wobbly on a couple which taught me to slow down and enjoy the tasks…. Staff were a great team and always taking care of the customers…. Thank you…. Kerry
star-5
What an awesome...
dean_w, Apr 2022
Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome
What an awesome experience. Definitely great for families. We had such a great time as a family. The staff are brilliant
star-4
Exciting and educational
Alfredo_D, Mar 2022
Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome
It gives confidence on my son's abilities to manage obstacles and his previous fears of height. My wife too overcomes her fear of reptiles. Exciting experience!
star-5
Viator charges more
Rui_W, Jun 2021
Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome
Good experience and friendly staff! Better just book the tickets at the wildlife zoom (their web or there) as VIATOR Charges more!
star-5
Fab
Alison, Apr 2021
Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome
Loved Zoom. My 13 year old and I did the 4 activities and loved all 4, and I'm 49 of average fitness. Was so pleased, and highly recommend. The staff were very friendly and supportive. Thanks so much
star-5
Fun, and great opportunity to get close to some awesome animals!
Mary_G, Nov 2019
Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome
If you want a half-day sort of activity, I highly recommend the dome. We went here first and spent the second half of the day in the aquarium and it was just about perfect since almost everything in Cairns is closed by 5. You get to see some really awesome animals up close and the employees are truly wonderful, you can tell how much they care about the wildlife they work with. I wasn't able to do the ropes course but everyone else seemed to enjoy it thoroughly, and I loved the dome climb to see the city.

Things to know before you go

  • Admission fees vary depending on whether you just want the wildlife experience or to include the activities.
  • The Zoom experiences have height restrictions.
  • For Zoom activities, wear enclosed shoes (shoe hire is available), shorts/pants, and no loose jewelry that may get caught on your harness.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.
  • Check the website for wildlife talk and demonstration timings.
  • Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
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How to get there

Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome is located on top of The Reef Hotel Casino, 10-minute walk from the Esplanade. Enter the casino lobby via either Abbott or Wharf Street, then take the elevator. If you come by car you can park either underneath The Reef Hotel Casino, at the parking lot located near the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, or use the parking spaces surrounding the casino complex.

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When to get there

Opening hours are around 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. every day (last entry into the Wildlife Park and for Zoom activities is around an hour before closure), excluding Christmas Day. It is busiest on weekends and during school holidays.

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Cairns Aquarium

If you are looking for another fun, family-friendly attraction nearby, Cairns Aquarium–just a 15-minute walk away–is a great choice. The only aquarium in the world to exclusively showcase aquatic life from Australia’s Tropical North Queensland, the aquarium is home to more than 70 exhibits of marine life, including grey reef sharks, humphead Maori wrasse, Amethystine pythons, and Boyd’s forest dragons. Visitors can also enjoy daily talks and presentations, watch feeding sessions, and get a hands-on experience at the marine and terrestrial touch tanks.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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