Cairns Tropical Zoo Clifton Beach
Where is it at?
Cairns Tropical Zoo
Captain Cook Highway
Tel: 7 4055 3669
Where are we going today?
Cairns Tropical Zoo offers over 6 hectares of tropically landscaped terrain with naturalistic habitats and free roaming enclosures for the most comprehensive collection of mammals, reptiles and birds in Queensland.
The varying species are housed in walk around sections and informative postings help you keep track of what you're encountering.
Professionally performed wildlife displays and demonstrations add a fun educational element, and are scheduled several times daily. Plus if you're happy spending the money close up animal encounters can be arranged with many of the animals.
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
Open 7 days from 8:30am to 4pm (closed Christmas Day). They will have adjusted trading hours on Anza
Several cafes offering hot and cold snacks and drinks..
Any Top Tips?
Animal Encounters and Special Wildlife Encounters available from $15 and $16 each..
Need a little extra help?
All pathways, show presentations and exhibits are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities are also available..
What people are saying?
by Anton Chuvakin
The best place to get close to Australian animals -- yes, better than Sydney zoo! If you want to feed a kangaroo or pet a nice, friendly koala in a friendly, informal setting -- this is the place. Lots of koalas (that are active within meters from you -- not at a distance), kangaroos and wallaby pretty much roam the territory, crocodiles within a few meters from you -- all very well done with a good price and friendly personnel on top of it.
by Kristina Greer
Koalas, Wombats, Crocodiles, Kangaroos, Emu, Lemurs, Kookaburras - what else could you possibly ask for??
We absolutely loved this zoo!!! There are so many shows, feedings, petting opportunities to last you the entire day. Do not miss this great opportunity to interact with native animals!
by Karen Higgins
This is a small zoo but worth seeing if one is in the area. I especially liked the wild bird show. It is amazing how they have trained some wild birds.
by Gaby Houle
Very nice outside zoo. Lots of birds and couple koalas too. Holding one only costs around 20$ and the entrance is 20ish as well. I've been able to pet a sort of little kangaroo whose fur is very soft.
I'll upload pictures later.
by Michael Watson
This was an overwhelmingly wonderful experience! We did the Zootacular Package, and were able to feed and touch animals all around the park, one-on-one, including feeding the giant croc, lemur monkeys, snakes, and koalas. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and for such a cheap price, the experience with the animals was unbelievable! If you like animals, this is something you shouldn't miss!