Established in 1980, Cairns Tropical Zoo is the largest and most diverse wildlife attraction in Tropical North Queensland and is set on six hectares of tropically landscaped gardens. Locally owned and operated, the zoo is home to hundreds of native and exotic species, many of which are indigenous to our northern wet tropics.

Cairns Tropical Zoo gives you the opportunity to interact with the animals. There are numerous opportunities during the day to get close, touch, feel and make some new animal friends. Personal interaction with animals encourages a greater understanding of native wildlife and promotes the need to preserve their natural habitats, vital to the continuation of wildlife in Cairns and surrounding areas.

The much-loved Palm Cove attraction closed its doors on March 31st, 2016 after it had been operating for more than 35 years.