Anything reptile related in Cairns?

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  1. tigahawk

    tigahawk Not so new Member

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    Work's sending me up to Cairns for two days towards the end of this month for PC Deployment. Unsure how many i'll have to setup but i'm sure i can smash it out fairly quickly and still have everything done properly whilst ensuring the cabling is neat and tidy.

    If i have some time leftover.... What's around? Anything nearby the city? Wont be able to travel that far out of town tho as i'll be Uber / Cabbing it around.

    thanks heaps!
     
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    I haven't lived there for quite a while, but I think there's a croc farm on the way to Mossman.
     
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    Haven't lived in Cairns now for 30 years. Lol
     
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    I have never been there so you've both done better than me :D
     
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    if you go to Machan's beach at night, sometimes you can see crocs. It wouldn't surprise me if you could see them at any beach at night.
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    not reptile related, but i think one of the shopping centers has a huge butterfly avery. Cairns also had a frog hospital when I was there, not sure if it's still there though.
     
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    Kuranda Venom Zoo may be something if its still around..
     
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    If it is its definitely worth a look, awesome place.
     
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    Last I heard ( about a year or so ago) the Frog Hospital were looking for a new premises. Their lease was expiring and they were asking for anyone with a suitable property they could rent or be donated to them.
    Since then they have moved to Mission Beach.
     
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    Take a side-trip out to Lake Eacham... You'll see the 2 endemic species of turtles - Saw-shelled turtles and Johnstone River Snapping Turtles. ;)

    You'll most likely see the introduced, non-endemic Krefft's turtle too.
     
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    As well as some lovely scalaris

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    Just so people know, the zoo is unfortunately closing down. Was an awesome place.
     

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