Cairns Tropical Zoo

Palm Cove, Cairns Area

The award winning Cairns Tropical Zoo is located on the Captain Cook Highway at Palm Cove, just 20 minutes north of Cairns. The zoo is six hectares of tropically landscaped gardens featuring a natural habitat displaying Australia's unique animals and some international exotic animals. During the day visitors have the opportunity to 'Cuddle a Koala', a large python, or a small crocodile (extra cost applies and includes a top quality souvenir digital photograph). This is a great place to get close to the animals during the fantastic wildlife presentations which are all included in the entry price. Hand feed kangaroos and wallabies and visit one of Australia's best reptile displays.

The daily program features entertaining and educational presentations. Enjoy the only Snake Show that features the world's most venomous snake; be amazed at the keeper 'hand feeding' giant saltwater crocodiles, and see Queensland's first Free Flight Bird Show featuring many species of birds including eagles.

The Zootastic 5 experience is their small group exciting interactive tour. Feed, pat, hold and take photos with five favourites. This includes a souvenir photo with a koala. Minimum age 10 years. Must be booked the day prior.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $34.00 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016
Child $17.00 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016 Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Family $85.00 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016

Open Times

Note: Open daily from 0830 to 1600. Closed Christmas Day


  • Car park

Other Information


Disabled/wheelchair access to all areas of the zoo. Disabled Toilets.


Children are welcome. Entertaining and informative opportunity for them to get close to kangaroos, ducks, snakes, and crocodiles, wombats, dingoes, birds and more - all in safety for both animals and children. Children must be accompanied by parent/guardian/responsible adult at all times.
Captain Cook Highway
Palm Cove, Cairns Area

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Sarayi Boutique Hotel

Palm Cove, Cairns Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$119.00 - 299.00
Sarayi is a boutique hotel that boasts unique architecture making it one of a kind. Offering accommodation in self contained apartments with spectacular Ocean or Mountain views, Hotel Style or Garden rooms. The Sarayi rooftop pool has captivating views of the mountain backdrop. Sunset cocktails, and special events are all popular uses for this one-of-a-kind spot. Come take a break and enjoy an invigorating swim, read a book, or just relax in the sun. They are directly opposite a patrolled beach and easily accessible to the many day tour options the region is famous for. Free access to wireless internet is available. This is not limited to usage in your room and can be accessed from the restaurant, lounge area's beside their rooftop swimming pool and spa. The Rising Sun Bar and Bistro is located on the ground floor of Sarayi and is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with afternoon Happy Hour offering snacks, tropical cocktails and ice cold tap beer.

Deja Vu Palm Cove

Palm Cove, Cairns Area
From AU$260.00 - 360.00
Deja Vu has a friendly owner/operator (one of only two privately owned houses) and is quality accommodation with Garden, Pool and Mountain Views at Palm Cove in a quiet location. It is premium holiday rental accommodation with the combination of designer furniture, modern appliances and the best facilities ensuring your stay is that perfect holiday adventure. Can be an intimate couples retreat, honeymoon accommodation or that great group or family getaway holiday house. Facilities include three king bedrooms (sleeps seven), 13 metre heated lap pool, all linen and beach towels provided, televisions, DVD players, covered outdoor kitchen, living area, nine piece table and chair setting, Balinese Pavilion intimate spacious day bed, outside pool shower, barbecue, gym mat, double ice maker fridge, reverse cycle air-conditioning, double secure garage with a remote controlled roller door, laundry, cot and high chair. The property is only a five minute walk to the Esplanade, beach, jetty, restaurants, cafes and shops and a three minute drive to Palm Cove Tropical Zoo.

Warrawong Lodge

Clifton Beach, Cairns Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$136.00 - 136.00
Warrawong Lodge is a new luxury Bed and Breakfast/wedding venue with panoramic views of the Coral Sea and Double Island. There are three guest rooms, each with two queen beds, ensuite, air-conditioning, television and ceiling fan. The infinity edge pool/spa also faces the stunning view. All rooms open on to the wide verandah and the amazing view. There is a spacious guest lounge room with 55 inch HD television with Austar.
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From AU$299.00 - 1149.00
Located in the very heart of majestic Palm Cove, Sea Temple Resort and Spa Palm Cove is the absolute luxury escape. Designed for those with total luxury in mind, this magnificent resort features 126 luxuriously appointed studios, apartments and stunning penthouses with the choice of luxurious swim-outs, private plunge pool and rooftop terraces. Infused by modern design and Asian simplicity, this stunning resort features beautifully detailed sandstone features, expansive resort lagoon pool, exquisite on-site restaurant, shopping boutique and 5-star Day Spa with five private treatment rooms and two private balconies with man-made rainforest offering guests the ultimate indulgence in first-class luxury and the perfect place to restore, revive and re-invigorate the mind, body and soul. Located 20 kilometres north of Cairns International Airport in the beautiful Palm Cove Village precinct, Sea Temple Resort and Spa Palm Cove is the ideal destination for families, couples and holiday makers alike.

Palm Cove Holiday Park

Palm Cove, Cairns Area
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From AU$28.00 - 40.00
Palm Cove Holiday Park is the perfect destination for a relaxing north Queensland tropical holiday. If you're looking for affordable caravan and camping sites in the Palm Cove village that are only metres from the beach, then Palm Cove Holiday Park is the place to stay. The Palm Cove area offers a unique, quiet and relaxing environment by the sea where centuries old Melaleuca trees line the majestic esplanade. This is the tropical paradise you have always dreamed of. Palm Cove Holiday Park provides guests seeking a Far North Queensland getaway with shady powered and unpowered caravan and camping sites. Only 30 minutes from the City of Cairns and the domestic and international airport.

Peppers Beach Club and Spa

Palm Cove, Cairns Area
From AU$305.00 - 653.00
Peppers Beach Club and Spa is set in the heart of charming Palm Cove village in Tropical North Queensland offering the perfect place to indulge in tropical relaxation. This idyllic intimate beachfront destination is situated at the start of the beautiful coastal drive to Port Douglas and majestic Daintree Rainforest and only 20 minutes from Cairns airport. The resort offers a range of accommodation, from elegant suites and spa rooms, to one and two bedroom penthouses with private rooftop terraces, barbecues and a plunge pool or jacuzzi. Each suite has a fully equipped kitchen and laundrette and takes full advantage of its surroundings with views to the ocean, pools, gardens or mountain ranges beyond. All rooms are serviced daily and have a television, DVD, CD stereo, AUSTAR, in-room safe, fridge, minibar and tea and coffee facilities. To achieve total relaxation you won't ever need to leave, the beach lagoon takes pride of place, with white sandy beach surrounded by swaying palm trees. Other facilities include tennis, lap pool, gymnasium, boutique shopping, the Salt Beauty and Spa and the onsite Lime and Pepper Restaurant. Peppers Beach Club and Spa is perfect place to take a well deserved break.

Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove

Palm Cove, Cairns Area
From AU$105.00 - 219.00
Set in over three hectares of lush tropical gardens, Hotel Grand Chancellor welcomes you to the tranquil seaside village of Palm Cove, gateway to the Far North Queensland's top heritage attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. The resort is the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday, featuring two swimming pools, restaurant, bar, alfresco dining, massage, beauty and hair salon, games room and is right next door to the Palm Cove Country Club and Golf Course, all within five minutes walk to the beach. Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove also has a dedicated Conference and Events Centre, catering for up to 500 guests. Wedding ceremonies and special occasions are memorable events being in such a beautiful location. Palm Cove is situated 30 minutes north of Cairns and 40 minutes south of Port Douglas. It is approximately 20 minutes from Cairns International and Domestic Airport. Whether you are planning an adventurous trip with the family to visit the many regional attractions or just need a break to unwind, Palm Cove with it's iconic palm tree lined beach, is waiting for you to book your next break away.

Paradise Palms Resort and Country Club

Kewarra Beach, Cairns Area
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From AU$126.00 - 299.00
Paradise Palms invite you to experience life in Australia's tropics, if only for a few days. The amazing Daintree Rainforest and the spectacular Great Barrier Reef blend with a tropical climate to create one of the worlds most beautiful and desirable locations. Share in this experience at Paradise Palms Resort and Country Club. This premier resort is located 20 minutes drive north of Cairns International Airport and is nestled at the base of rainforest clad mountains, in close proximity to palm fringed beaches. The comprehensive range of facilities include a 96 room resort with a range of accommodation styles, championship golf course, modern clubhouse with restaurant and bar, and extensive conference and recreation facilities. Paradise Palms is indeed a "World of its Own".
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From AU$247.00 - 497.00
BeachView Apartments at Villa Paradiso are located in the heart of Palm Cove, 25 kilometres north of Cairns International Airport and so close to the Coral Sea they're almost in it. This spacious and elegant property offers a selection of one, two, and three bedroom self-contained apartments which will more than satisfy those guests who seek a perfect beachfront location at competitive rates. All apartments are beach facing with private balcony or patio and ocean views. A heated swimming pool and spa, together with covered barbecue facilities are in a sheltered area for guests to enjoy. The property also features Wheelchair access via a ramp and lifts/elevators to most apartments, Free secure under cover parking, Free WiFi in public areas. A comprehensive tour desk on site is staffed by friendly experienced locals and all major excursions pick up from the property. There is also a regular bus service to Cairns from outside the property. Adjacent to the property is a variety of shops and world class restaurants and Post Office. The site has excellent Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone 3G coverage for those with portable internet devices. Coles will deliver groceries to the property if ordered from their web site.

Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore

Palm Cove, Cairns Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$221.00 - 1066.00
Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore is a luxury resort in Palm Cove, situated on the absolute beachfront. Just a matter of steps and you are surrounded by the beach, sea and swaying palms. Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore offers 69 luxurious one, two, three bedrooms apartment-style suites, each with en-suite and second bathroom, dining and lounge area, fully equipped kitchen including Nespresso coffee machine, laundry with washing machine and dryer, balcony or terrace overlooking the pool or ocean depending on booked room type - the perfect place to relax at the end of the day. The four bedroom Alamanda Suite comes with its own plunge pool, large balcony and barbecue. The suites are all extremely spacious and are the perfect "home away from home" for holiday makers looking for somewhere tranquil and relaxing to stay. Alamanda Palm Cove Day Spa - is a multi-award winning purpose built destination Day Spa, a true sanctuary for the body, mind and soul. Allamanda Day Spa is a brilliant beachfront Spa that has outstanding therapists and features organic products, natural oils and spa products that you can take home.
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