Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 30 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…read more
Zip line attraction to traverse Cairns Wildlife Dome’s crocodile enclosure
The Cairns ZOOm, a flying fox/zip line and adventure-themed attraction, is set to open at the Cairns Wildlife Dome on top of the north Queensland city's Reef Hotel Casino.
The adventure attraction, set to open in the coming weeks, includes challenge rope courses, flying fox/zip lines, internal and external dome walks with the flying fox/zip line having an added thrill, as it travels over an enclosure occupied by Goliath - a four-metre long, 700 kilogram crocodile.
A lookout at the top of the attraction, offering views across Cairns, its hinterland and the seas, also offers a 13 metre power drop.
The new attraction includes a number of different elements which to challenge guests personally, physically and mentally. Challenge ropes courses encourage creative problem solving; teamwork and co-operation and also challenge the individual to push their own boundaries and comfort level.
The ropes courses will also aim to help create a great sense of achievement in the participant when they complete the course and is therefore a positive and fun experience.
The $1 million attraction, developed by Cairns tourism entrepreneurs Charles and Philippa Woodward will operate, according to Charles Woodward, to meet "the highest safety and security standards" and would protect the welfare of its animals and birds, including Goliath. Woodward stresses that no-rider could fall in to Goliath's pen, neither could the saltwater crocodile rear up to devour any guests zipping overhead.
General Manager Michael Woodward told The Cairns Post "theres absolutely nothing like this in Cairns where youll get a taste of adventure and a taste of wildlife in the convenience of the city."
The Cairns Wildlife Dome is an all-weather wildlife exhibit encased by a 20-metre high glass dome on the rooftop of the Reef Hotel Casino.
The attraction offers the opportunity for guests to interact with tropical Australian wildlife and features over 100 species of native birds who fly freely around the Dome, wallabies who roam the rainforest surroundings plus koalas, possums, pythons, lizards and Goliath.
For more information go to http://cairnszoom.com.au/
28th April 2011 - ZIP LINE ATTRACTION TO TRAVERSE MONSTER CROCODILE
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
SeatGeek is a search engine and mobile-focused ticket marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell tickets for live events. As of August 2018, SeatGeek has exited the Australian, New…read more
Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…read more
Gladstone Health & Leisure (Gladstone MRM Pty Ltd Australia) is a leading supplier of leisure management and fitness software and is endorsed by leading health and fitness professionals and…read more
Crystal Pools has a solid history of performance on a wide variety of government and commercial projects and is the name behind many of Australia’s most innovative and ambitious aquatic…read more
AQUASPIN™ - Aqua Cycling Aquaspin™’s sessions have been specially designed by our Master Trainer to be challenging yet fun group cycling sessions. Each session is tailored to…read more
Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…read more
Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!