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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

Facilities

  • Car park

Other Information

Accessibility:

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

Children:

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
Queensland
Australia

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Palm Cove, Cairns Area
Relax under a coconut palm, paddle around a Great Barrier Reef island, enjoy a spa treatment or delight in a fusion of tropical delicacies. It is all part of life at Palm Cove, an intimate slice of paradise boasting a plethora of holiday experiences. With its long sandy beach lapped by the Coral Sea and a backdrop of rainforest-clad mountains, Palm Cove offers ultimate tropical serenity in a postcard setting. It's the perfect place to relax with a book while enjoying the sun or to discover summer fashions after an early morning dip in the ocean. Dangle your legs over the jetty while the locals hook a fish or stroll along the shady tree-lined paths to experience the welcoming village atmosphere which earned Palm Cove the title of Queensland's Friendliest Beach. This sophisticated beachside hub boasts award-winning restaurants, peaceful day spas and exceptional resorts along its picturesque esplanade where ancient melaleucas define the relaxing atmosphere. The sheer variety of dining experiences at Palm Cove means your palate can take a trip around the world, discover tropical produce at its best or reminisce with fish and chips by the sea. Accommodation options are just as varied whether you prefer the luxury of a resort, the convenience of an apartment or want to pitch your tent at the caravan park right on the beach. Palm Cove is a 30 minute drive north of Cairns.
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