Cairns Wildlife Dome

Cairns City, QLD

Zoos & Wildlife
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Address: 35/41 Wharf St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia How do we get there? Number: 07 4031 7250
Attractions in Cairns City
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About this activity

Get lost in the rainforest at Cairns Wildlife Dome! It's a fantastic, fun and educational all-weather wildlife exhibit all encased in a 20m high glass dome on the rooftop of the famous Reef Hotel Casino, right in the centre of Cairns.

Families can become completely immersed in a realistic rainforest environment where you are surrounded by incredible wildlife. Parrots, lorikeets, cockatoos, and other Wet Tropics bird soar freely around you.  You even have the opportunity to encounter the free-roaming rainforest wallabies, curlews (do you know that they might be!?), as well as bettongs, kookaburras, frogs, turtles, pythons, crocodiles...the list goes on!

Because education is so important in the conservation of our worlds rain-forests, the centre offer free guided tours and animal presentations which take place throughout the day. These give kids an invaluable interactive learning experience about the various rainforest wildlife, and also gives you get photo opportunities!

The Wildlife Dome is an immersion exhibit, and this means that the birds (as well as most of the other animals) can roam free just as they would in the wild. They aren't confined to small cages, and instead can fly as they wish in the large aviary enclosure.  This is great for both them, and YOU because it means you get more interaction with them and the environment!

Want to feel what it's like to be up in the trees with the birds? Head to the Challenge Course which is set at different heights within the Dome, so that you can the birds can really interact, because you'll be up in the leaves with them!

It's an exhilarating experience where you can learn, interact and appreciate the native fauna.

Let's get wild! 

Activity location


The entry is via the lifts located in the foyer of The Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

The casino is on the corner of Wharf & Abbott Street in the heart of Cairns.

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How much does it cost?



$26 entry only. (Ages 15+)



$16 entry only (Ages 4 - 14)


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4 years old


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Cairns Wildlife Dome FAQ’s

The park does not use aircon, meaning the park's plants and wildlife stay healthy. You're also encouraged to recycle wherever you can, so make sure you pop any bottles or cans in the recycling bins onsite!

Fancy an ice-cream? There's lots of delicious snacks and treats in the gift shop, however, make sure you only consume them on the reception level. If you fancy a meal with your family, then head over to the Reef Hotel Casino where there are three restaurants available.

The Mid Course, at an easier level of difficulty is suitable for beginners, young people and as an introduction for the Hi-Zoom. Reaching no more than 3 metre in height, the mid-course is more suitable for participants afraid of heights. 1 Adult is required to supervise every 2 children between the heights of 120cm and 140 cm.

The gift shop is located upstairs at the entrance - don't forget to make a stop and pick up a fun gift!

There is wheelchair access and ramps are provided to get to, and within, the dome. There are hand rails for visually impaired guests on the boardwalks.

The complete Cairns Zoom adventure takes approximately 2 hours. Make sure you give yourself enough time!

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