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Cairns Tropical Zoo - CLOSED

Captain Cook Hwy, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4055 3669
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It was Okay!

I think it's a little overrated. Most animals were not in their places, and others were sleeping... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2016
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
This zoo is now closed permanently

We were going to visit this zoo as part of our Queensland holiday but whilst checking for prices on... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2016
via mobile
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Discover Australia's unique animals through hands-on experience in tropical surroundings.
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  • Average10%
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  • Terrible1%
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Captain Cook Hwy, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4055 3669

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Reviewed 10 June 2016

I think it's a little overrated. Most animals were not in their places, and others were sleeping mostly. The only attractive part of the Zoo was the Koala & the Snake show.

Thank AsmiShah
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

We were going to visit this zoo as part of our Queensland holiday but whilst checking for prices on line found that it had closed it's doors for good. We phoned the zoo and found that the owner had sold the land for development.

3  Thank Oztravelle
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We happened upon this zoo while driving up the coast. I am so glad we stopped and took the time to visit. We were able to hold a koala! This zoo is small and it really gives you a chance to get closer to the...More

Thank travelbug2222
Angela F, Manager at Cairns Tropical Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2016

Many thanks for your kind comments. Our Zoo closed for the last time yesterday and it is great to see that you enjoyed yourself.

Reviewed 27 March 2016

Great day excellent service very friendly , sad to see it closing after so many years . Great place to visit before it closes

Thank kimjudymaddy
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We visited the zoo in the morning and had a nice time . There are many different shows like reptile viewings , bird shows and other things . The highlight of the visit was of course to be able to hold a koala , this...More

Thank Karin J
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Our 3rd visit but we learnt that it is closing at end of March 2016 so a lot of pens were empty. Definitely not like it used to be - what a shame as it was a fabulous place to visit.

Thank WorldTravellers021
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Loved it here. Small and compact but full of interesting animals and very informative staff. The croc 'show' was very informative and quite exciting and the bird display was excellent. Lovely afternoon - pity it's closing

Thank Frequent T
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Great for seeing Australia's wildlife where you may not have seen already - crocodiles, kangaroos, koalas, possums, spiders etc but cages and pens rather small for all.

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We called in here as we had a couple of hours to spare and it is a lovely little zoo! Also once you have been you can return for free within 3 days which is an added bonus

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We took a trip out to the zoo one afternoon to pass some time and although the kids enjoyed it they did make a comment as to how small some of the enclosures were. I suppose the animals will be moved on soon due to...More

1  Thank Beverleychance
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