Cairns Aquarium


Get up close to the species and eco systems of Tropical North Queensland!

On your journey, follow a drop of rain as it descends from the mountainous waterfalls into the freshwater rivers, flowing through the rainforest, across the mangroves into the shallow lagoons of the Great Barrier Reef and finally into the depths of the Coral Sea. Discover animal presentations, habitat talks, a marine touch pool and daily shark and ray feeds.

Learn about the biodiversity of life on the Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest, on a personally guided behind the scenes Marine Life Encounter Tour including a visit to see the animals being cared for at the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre and the opportunity to hand feed our gentle Cownose Rays.

By Twilight, join Cairns’ best evening experience on an exclusive guided after hours tour with a wildlife educator, gaining an understanding into the animals’ nocturnal behaviours. Conclude your tour with an optional 3 Course dinner at Dundee’s Restaurant which has a stunning sea life backdrop.

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Cairns Aquarium

Butterfly Sanctuary


The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in the Southern Hemisphere.

Located in the heart of Kuranda, only a short walk from Skyrail and the Kuranda Scenic Railway station, our sanctuary is home to over 1200 butterflies from a variety of species.

In the current climate, the safety of our guests, team and the public is our priority. The numbers of daily visitors will be limited, social distancing guidelines will be enforced, and guided tours may be limited due to the current Government guidelines.

Now, more than ever, we need the community to support us and we hope we can offer some much-needed adventures in your own backyard. T

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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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.

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Cairns Zoom & Wildlife Dome