Cairns Tropical Zoo – Adventure & Fun
Cairns Tropical Zoo, located just 20 min North of the city, is one of Cairns oldest nature parks and a great way to see native Australian animals. If you have a hire car while you are here in Cairns, you can usually get a basic small car for about $55 per day. Just drive north on the Bruce Highway it should only take you about 30 min to arrive at Cairns Tropical Zoo.
On a beautiful sunny blue sky day last Saturday, myself and fellow blogger Mitch Callander went out on a short day trip to Cairns Tropical Zoo. While Cairns is famous for being home to the Great Barrier Reef, it is also home some of the most amazing wildlife found in Australia.
“Large kangaroos, cuddly koalas, lizards, salt water crocodiles and of course the famous native rain-forest bird the Cassowary.”
The Cassowary is a large land based bird that can not fly, it has developed a large claw in its front foot to help dig up the rain-forest floor as it looks for fruits, nuts and berries. A mostly harmless, bird the Cassowary has been known to attack, especially when they have small offspring nearby.
Cairns Tropical Zoo not only has native animals, but also houses species from all over the world, my favorite of these being the cute little Lemurs from Madagascar. So, if you’re looking for a family day out in Cairns that doesn’t cost to much, entrance was about $33 for Adults and $16.50 for Children (at the time of writing this article).
Below is a short video we made from our day out visiting Cairns Tropical Zoo – enjoy!