CAIRNS TROPICAL ZOO CLOSED ON MARCH 31ST 2016. WE HAVE CHOSEN TO LEAVE THIS PAGE AS IT WAS WHEN IT CLOSED.
Captain Cook Highway
Free flight bird show
Watch as birds such as the Wedge-tailed eagle, the barn owl and a range of cockatoos soar through the air.
Wildlife Photo Sessions
A range of animals are available for visitors to have their photo taken with. Available animals may include koalas, pythons and crocodiles.
Hold a koala
Cairns Tropical Zoo is one of just a few places worldwide where people are able to get up close with these unique Aussies.
Please check the zoo’s website for terms, conditions and if there is a charge for these activities.
The Size of the zoo
Cairns Tropical Zoo is located on 6ha (15 acres of land).
The zoo opened in 1980.
Sarge is the largest saltwater crocodile displayed at Cairns Tropical Zoo. He measures 5.1m (16.7ft) and weighs 300kg (661lb).
Enter the home of Parma and agile wallaby’s along with red-legged pademelons.
Walk through aviary
Mingle with a number of birds such as eclectus parrots, metallic starlings, Torres Strait pigeons and Satin bowerbirds. Each day you can see the lorikeets getting a feed.
The Reptile House ”
One of the most comprehensive reptile collections in the country is housed here. Encounter local species such as Australia’s most venomous snake the inland taipan along with friendlier lizards like the blue tongue or frill-necked lizard. There are also exotic species such as Burmese pythons, corns snakes and endangered Fijian Banded Iguanas.