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“Disappointing”

Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome
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USD 142.51*
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Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass
Ranked #38 of 159 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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Australia
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 2 April 2012

It should be a great thing for tourists to do in the middle of the city when they are short of time. it used to be very good, but now it looks tired and scruffy. Still, if you want to see Australian animals and you can't get to the Tropical Zoo or Habitat, it's better than nothing. Go at the designated feeding times..

Visited July 2011
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New York City, New York
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“A casino should do better”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

To be on top of a gorgeous casino, one would expect a semi decent wildlife dome. Not the case here. There were a lot of birds but not much else. I've visited other domes around the world and this one was the worst. I felt really bad for the animals living there. It isn't maintained well and the poor koalas, croc, lizards and snakes just looked so sad. Save you money and see real wildlife at the reef or in the jungle.

Visited March 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Zoo with a view”
Reviewed 22 March 2012

Not that much to see and quite expensive. A couple of small crocs, a few lizards, a couple of koalas and then mainly birds. You can see evertyhing in half an hour.

Visited March 2012
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Guernsey
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“More fun than I expected”
Reviewed 14 March 2012

I wasn't expecting much when we visited the Wildlife Dome so I was pleasantly surprised at the staff and their level of knowledge. You can get up close with a lot of native birds and animals, including crocs. A fun hour, especially if you have kids and want to keep them occupied.

Visited March 2012
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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“Cairns wildlife dome”
Reviewed 9 March 2012

It's in the top of the casino, and it's quite expensive for what it is (especially if you want that photo of you holding a Koala!). But it was very empty of people when we went, and we had a long educational chat with one of the keepers, which made it far more interesting.

Visited February 2012
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