Cairns Zoom & Wildlife Dome

Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome is the world’s first Challenge Ropes Course in a wildlife exhibit, located in the Cairns CBD. Experience adventure on the Mid-ZOOM or Hi-ZOOM courses and zipline over Goliath, our 4.5m crocodile. Wander through our wildlife park and visit our tropical birds, pythons, turtles and koalas.

Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome is the world’s first Challenge Ropes Course in a wildlife exhibit. Located in the heart of the Cairns CBD on top of the Casino, it is an all-weather experience offering a range of activities for all ages.

Experience adventure on the Mid-ZOOM or Hi-ZOOM courses, consisting of 65 elements including crossings, tunnels, a climbing wall, and three ziplines at various heights and lengths, including one directly over Goliath, our 4.5 metre saltwater crocodile.

For the thrill-seekers, PowerJump is an exhilarating free-fall adventure with a 13 metre drop. After a rapid descent, a fan provides a safe, gentle landing at the bottom.

The Pirate Climb and Commando Rope Climb activities offer an exciting physical challenge to visitors, with participants climbing up a large cargo net or single vertical rope … not as easy as it sounds!

Walk along internal elevated walkways and get a unique birds-eye view of the layout of the Dome. You can also step outside the glass walls (and your comfort zone!) to try the external Dome-Climb. Offering spectacular views of the city, the Coral Sea, and the surrounding landscapes, it’s an experience not to be missed.

Meanwhile in the wildlife exhibit, enjoy a leisurely walk through our small bird aviary,.Take the opportunity to interact with a variety of native Australian birds including Gouldian finches and fig parrots as they fly and feed around you.

Get up close and personal with lizards, freshwater crocodiles and turtles, and take advantage of our raised boardwalks to observe Goliath the crocodile in his year-round heated enclosure – the only one of its kind in Australia. The glass-walled enclosure allows you to see him even when he’s in the water, or view him from above on one of our elevated boardwalks.

Meet our resident Ruffus Bettongs and wander along the brand new Python Pathway to see local snake species in their recreated natural environments.

See one of our Koalas and find out why they sleep all day and how they raise their young. You can personally cuddle a Koala and have your photo taken as a souvenir of your experience (at an extra cost), or even a crocodile or snake, if you dare!

Meet our cheeky resident birds including our Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Papuan Frogmouths, Eclectus Parrots and Black Cockatoos. Keep ap an eye out for Snowy, our rare White Cockatoo, as he flies freely throughout the dome.

Educational and informative wildlife presentations are held regularly throughout the day, and are presented by our experienced Wildlife Keepers. Experience the sheer power of the Estaurine Crocodile during our Crocodile Show or get up-close to smaller reptiles during our Reptile Show.

Learn about the iconic Australian koala in our Koala Talk or see adorable Sugar Gliders during our Nocturnal Mammals presentation.