Get an up-close look at the rainforest from the middle of Cairns at Carins ZOOM and Wildlife Dome. This family-friendly attraction is home to Australian animals like koalas, snakes, tropical birds, and a saltwater crocodile. You can simply explore the park at your leisure, or choose some of the many activities like a ropes course, zipline, dome climb and more. You also have the option to upgrade your admission to the 4 Park Pass if you want to visit other Cairns-area attractions like the Butterfly Sanctuary and Rainforestation.
Explore the rainforest right in the heart of Cairns at the Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome
Specialty talks and shows presented by the wildlife keepers
Experience native birds flying freely around you
Learn about the rainforest ecosystem
Great photo opportunities and wildlife interaction
Challenge yourself with adrenaline-pumping rope courses, ziplines, dome climb or jumps
All shows and presentations
All safety equipment for activity courses
Food and Drink
Hotel pick ups
Meeting And Pickup
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What To Expect
Your general admission to Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome provides a rainforest experience where you can observe Aussie wildlife and soak up the lush environment. With its rooftop location and views, the unique Wildlife Dome is an all-weather wildlife exhibit, where animals live in settings that mimic their natural habitats. Get up close to Australian wildlife including native birds, who fly freely around the dome, snakes, and pademelons. There's even an opportunity to cuddle a koala and have your photo taken.
Check out the keeper presentations and shows to learn more about the animals, and upgrade your admission to include one, two or several optional activities that enhance your rainforest adventure. When booking, you also have the option to select the 4-Park Pass, which provides entry to three more Queensland attractions: Rainforestation, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary.
See the Itinerary for details about the optional Cairns ZOOM activities and the 4-Park Pass.
Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome
Admission Ticket Included
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Ticket valid for re-entry all day and for the next 4 days
Mid ZOOM must be over 4-feet (120cm) and weigh less than 264lbs (120kg)
High ZOOM must be over 4.5-feet (140cm) and weigh less than 264lbs (120kg)
You must be 6 or older to participate in Cairns ZOOM activities.
What to wear:
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Jeans and shorts and enclosed shoes must be worn on rope courses, zip lines, dome walks and power jumps. No, skirts, dresses, sandals or flip-flops are not permitted on the course.
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
If you want a half-day sort of activity, I highly recommend the dome.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Higher then you think
Deborah_J, Feb 2023
It is extremely humid and hot in the room so be prepared. The ropes course was higher and harder than I originally thought. I am 67 years old so was only able to do the mud ropes course with help from one of their very nice workers which I am sorry I didn’t get his name as he was extremely helpful to me. He told me how to walk across each part of the course. This would be extremely fun for teens! I challenged myself and was able to complete the course in spite of me being very afraid of heights.
The animals were cute and there were some not in cages that was nice.
A great view
Danielle_R, Oct 2022
A fantastic experience, the staff were knowledgeable and very friendly. Great for all of us, a little anxious but the staff cheered me on.
Fantastic fun for the...
Will_W, Aug 2022
Fantastic fun for the Family. Highly recommended when in Cairns. Just make sure you drink plenty of water before hand 😉
Dawn_R, July 2022
The Cairns zoom and wildlife experience was amazing. However Booking through Viator was disastrous. I followed their options to make adjustments to the booking, which were not recorded, and simply overridden. The payment was taken promptly but through Viator I did not have the option to choose a time, and we had to wing it on the day. Cairns zoom and wildlife staff were amazing, fitting us in their tight schedule despite VIator’s extreme unhelpfulness.
Wonderful generational experience
Martin_H, June 2022
Absolutely fantastic experience for all age groups. Our family range was 10 to 68 and we accomplished all tasks. It was a wonderful experience to share with the grand children.
Great day at the Dome
Kerry_B, Apr 2022
As a mature customer I’m pleased to say I completed all segments of the Dome….got wobbly on a couple which taught me to slow down and enjoy the tasks…. Staff were a great team and always taking care of the customers…. Thank you…. Kerry
What an awesome...
dean_w, Apr 2022
What an awesome experience. Definitely great for families. We had such a great time as a family. The staff are brilliant
Exciting and educational
Alfredo_D, Mar 2022
It gives confidence on my son's abilities to manage obstacles and his previous fears of height. My wife too overcomes her fear of reptiles. Exciting experience!
Viator charges more
Rui_W, June 2021
Good experience and friendly staff!
Better just book the tickets at the wildlife zoom (their web or there) as VIATOR Charges more!
Alison, Apr 2021
Loved Zoom. My 13 year old and I did the 4 activities and loved all 4, and I'm 49 of average fitness. Was so pleased, and highly recommend. The staff were very friendly and supportive. Thanks so much
Fun, and great opportunity to get close to some awesome animals!
Mary_G, Nov 2019
If you want a half-day sort of activity, I highly recommend the dome. We went here first and spent the second half of the day in the aquarium and it was just about perfect since almost everything in Cairns is closed by 5. You get to see some really awesome animals up close and the employees are truly wonderful, you can tell how much they care about the wildlife they work with. I wasn't able to do the ropes course but everyone else seemed to enjoy it thoroughly, and I loved the dome climb to see the city.
We got to hold Micro a cute...
Deanna N, Jan 2018
We got to hold Micro a cute Koala!!!. The folks working at this facility were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I really loved the place - its small but very informative. they even saved a beautiful giant croc from a Louis Vutton croc farm. Awesome - Would go again!!!
Brilliant place, not a massive fan...
Lydia W, Oct 2017
Brilliant place, not a massive fan of hight's but I really enjoyed doing the zoom twice and seeing the different animals that they had, it was also nice to get my picture taken with a crocodile, snake and koala.
Cute little place. Good for kids...
Laura D, Mar 2017
Cute little place. Good for kids. The ropes course isn't particularly challenging but good for a laugh.
I saw many animals but it could of been...
LAAKEA M, Jan 2017
I saw many animals but it could of been better but others looked liked they liked it.
Well worth the experience, and you can...
dean_p, Dec 2016
Well worth the experience, and you can exit at your own leisure, great for kids.
It was worth to buy so worked my...
Kam_M, Sept 2014
It was worth to buy so worked my holiday around the 4 places to go on 4 park pass.
Located on the top floor of the...
Angela R, June 2014
Located on the top floor of the Cairns Reef Casino is the ZOOm and Wildlife Tour. ALOT of fun! The inside climb/ zipline was some times challenging; however, you are allowed to do the climb at your own pace. You are totally safe in that you are wearing a full body harness with "tie-off" at all times during this experience. Very good workout! I aslo did the outside climb (of the building) in which the view of Cairns was awesome. I'm alittle afraid of heights; however, I enjoyed this experience and the staff at the Dome were very friendly/ awesome! You also get to see a very large crocodile, birds, snakes, etc. as part of the Zoo part of this package. Highly recommend this package for anyone wanting to have fun, a workout, an adventure alittle outside the norm!
An Excellent little adventure in the...
Daryl N, Mar 2014
An Excellent little adventure in the middle of Cairns