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“Zoo in a city”

Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome
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US$142.37*
and up
Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass
Ranked #37 of 157 Tours in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Cairns, Australia
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Zoo in a city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

This is a family friendly venue and very educational too. A wonderful concept, you forget you're in the middle of a bustling city.

Visited April 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“Koala's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

The Reef Casino has a rooftop wildlife dome. For a fee you can hold and have a photo taken with a koala bear. There is a separate charge to enter the dome. They do birds that are native to the wet tropics region.

For another fee, there is a Challenge Ropes Course.

Visited March 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Nothing to see but people climbing around, too loud to listen to any talks and not much to see as in native animals

Visited April 2014
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CaPTA_Group, Owner at Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
We're sorry to hear of your disappointment at the Cairns ZOOm & Wildlife Dome. We have a large range of diverse wildlife to see, including koalas, crocodiles, lizards, bettongs, mahogany gliders, turtles, snakes, and a rare white kookaburra, as well as many bird species. Keep in mind that the majority of these animals are free flying or free roaming, so a result, visitors will see most of them opportunistically. With regards to the Cairns ZOOm Challenge Ropes Course, the activities themselves make very little noise. Other than occasional excited calls from ZOOm participants, most are fairly quiet whilst concentrating on completing the course, and you are far more likely to hear loud calls or squawks from the birds instead.

- Ben Woodward, Family Owner / Director of Sales & Marketing.
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Cairns, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
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“Just a lot of fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

No idea what to expect when I decided to check out the Cairns Zoom. Went with a group for 4 and enjoyed it so much more than I was expecting too. Just good fun to watch your friends climb (struggle) through some of the obstacles. Great service and a great way to spend the afternoon.

Visited February 2014
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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139 reviews
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“Zoo on a Roof”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

The wildlife dome in Cairns is an enclosure with animals some interesting birds and wild life are in there including an albino kookaburra. It was a look into how wild life are kept in an enclosed space high above the city including the very large crocodile in his own little space. I did get to touch a baby croc which was different. Staff were good croc presentation informative

Visited March 2014
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