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Cairns Night Zoo Safari and Barbecue Dinner

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  • Location: Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas, Australia
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2162ZOO

It's all happening at Cairns Night Zoo when the sun goes down! You'll feast on a typical Australian barbecue, spot wildlife by torchlight, do some stargazing under the southern skies, then enjoy live music and entertainment around the campfire.


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  • Popular choice with kids
  • Excellent value for money
  • Dinner included
  • Free drinks included

This thoroughly "Aussie" night begins with a hearty barbecue dinner of steak, chicken, prawns and salads, including juice and soft drinks throughout the evening. After feasting on dinner, you'll join your intrepid guide to see what some Australians get up to after dark! Supplied with your own flashlight, you'll be led into the darkness to meet Australia's creatures of the night. You'll see crocodile eyes glow in the torchlight, learn how owls hunt, touch a possum and pat a koala. On clear nights the guides will take you star gazing to see the Southern Cross, Big Dipper and other well-known constellations.

You'll also join the Zoo's resident swagman and tame kangaroos for traditional billy tea and bush damper around the campfire, and enjoy great Aussie live entertainment. This fabulous fun night out is one to remember!

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Departure Point:

Centrally located Cairns or Palm Cove hotels. Self Drive option commences at Cairns Tropical Zoo.

Departure Time:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

3 hours (approx.)
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Returns to original departure point

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Cairns Departure
Code: EXCA

Includes pickup/drop off from Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels

USD $102.52
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Palm Cove Departure
Code: EXPC

Includes pickup/drop off from Palm Cove hotels

USD $87.67
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No Hotel Pickup
Code: NHP

Pickup/drop off not included, make your own way to Cairns Night Zoo for 7pm start

USD $78.01
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Cairns Night Zoo Safari and Barbecue Dinner

Cairns Night Zoo Safari and Barbecue Dinner

  • BBQ dinner
  • Live entertainment
  • Guided spot-lighting tour
  • Unlimited juice and soft drinks
  • Complimentary beer or wine on arrival
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A small amount of walking is involved
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

THE DINNER MENU (subject to change at any time)

Friendly chefs cook your BBQ and you can choose any or all from the following menu.

Meat, Chicken, Fish and Seafood

  • Tender lean steak
  • Chicken fillet
  • Grilled Aussie BBQ sausages
  • Local fresh cooked prawns

Salads and Vegetables

  • Potatoes and seasonal vegetables
  • Fresh tossed garden salad
  • Mediterranean pasta spiral salad
  • Fine sliced red and green coleslaw


  • Fresh fruit salad and tableland cream and/or
  • Chocolate cake and Pavlova
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: xtine4ever, September 2015

Absolutely worth doing. I went to many zoos while in Australia, but all were during the day. Night zoo is very different experience. All the creatures that are usually asleep or inactive during the day come to life after dark and it's a great time. If you are considering a koala cuddle and plan to visit other zoos, I would advise against doing it here. It's a 5 second koala cuddle photo, you don't get a lot of interaction time. If you're a koala fan like myself, I would recommend a koala encounter at Australian zoo instead.

Reviewed by: Christine V, March 2015

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Tour code: 2162ZOO