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Cairns Tropical Zoo
Captain Cook Highway
Palm Cove, Cairns, Queensland

+61 7 4055 3669
+61 7 4059 1160

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New at the zoo - zootastic 5

“ZOOTASTIC - 5” is a brand new wildlife encounter at Cairns Tropical Zoo.

This special experience will give you the opportunity to interact with our top five favourites.

Imagine you will be in with the wildlife, feeding, patting, holding - plus taking photos and hearing all about their quirky habits.

It is interactive, informative and a whole lot of fun plus you are in the safe hands of one of our experienced Wildlife team while you feed and handle like an expert.

Our favourite five activities may include – Koalas (feeding, cuddling & photo) Wombats, Cassowary feeding, Pole feeding the Crocodiles, holding an Alligator, Snake or Lizard, plus feeding our colourful native birds and some very special time with the Lemurs in their enclosure – you’ll have them eating out of your hand.

This experience runs for 1 hour and is great value @ $125.oo per person with a maximum of four (4) participants.

It includes entrance to the Cairns Tropical Zoo, Zootastic 5 Experience & Souvenir Koala Cuddle photo. Zootastic 5 is on daily at 9.30am and must be pre-booked by 5.00pm the day before.

Things You Need To Know

  • Due to unforeseeable animal behavioural and management issues Cairns Tropical Zoo cannot guarantee all animals and activities listed will be available. In this event, a full refund or alternate booking will be offered.
  • It is your responsibility to advise the Zoo if you have a medical condition that you or your doctor feel may affect your participation in the animal experience.
  • Don’t wear strong perfume or aftershave or excessively bright colours as they may disturb animals and cause unexpected responses.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and enclosed flat shoes.
  • Your safety is our priority. You must agree to follow the keeper's instructions at all times to ensure an enjoyable experience for both animals and participants.
  • Cairns Tropical Zoo reserves the right to end an experience at any time.

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Cairns Tropical Zoo - The Natural Thing To Do

Welcome to your ultimate wildlife adventure - Cairns Tropical Zoo.

This award winning attraction is, simply, the most outstanding wildlife experience in the Cairns’ region. Nowhere else in tropical Australia will you find the diversity of wildlife that is available at this wonderful oasis, situated just 20 minutes from the CBD. Since 1980, the Zoo has been delighting visitors of all ages from Australia and around the world.

As you meander through the Zoo's award winning tropical gardens, discover fascinating and rare animals both from Australia and other regions of the world. We believe that by educating our visitors about wildlife, and providing opportunities to have ‘up close’ experiences with them, they will leave with a greater understanding of why conservation is so important for the future. You can Cuddle a Koala, feed a kangaroo, see giant crocodiles and enjoy great wildlife presentations and tours. There’s so much to see and do at our Zoo.

Getting here is easy. To drive yourself we are right on the Captain Cook Highway at Palm Cove, and we have plenty of free parking. There’s coach transfers available, package tours that include other attractions or even catch the local bus. The choice is yours. (Location & getting here)

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