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Locally owned CaPTA Group will be reopening their nature-based attractions on Saturday 13th June. This includes Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Rainforestation Nature Park and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary.

These four attractions were closed following COVID-19, almost six weeks ago. The Woodward Family CaPTA Group also had to close two touring companies which operated in the Great Barrier Reef and Cairns Region. Fortunately, the doors will be reopened right in time for the school holidays!

The safety of guests, the public and the team is their priority, says Managing Director Peter Woodward. “We are certainly not through these turbulent times, and it is a rough road ahead, but opening in any capacity is a welcome notion.” “As a locally owned business, we have always contributed to the community, and now we hope those who are able to do so will support us,” he said.

Social distancing will still be enforced at each attraction and the number of daily visitors will be limited as per guidelines. Because of the limitations on visitor numbers, it is recommended that you pre-book. Presentations and tours will be altered due to restrictions. “We have a lot planned to keep our locals well looked after and entertained. I don’t want to give too much away so make sure you are following all our social media channels for updates.”

To see the wildlife from the comfort of your home:

Check out the Koala Live Cams.

Join the keepers as they introduce some of the animals while sharing more about the species. Watch on Facebook live:

Wednesday, 10am AEST from Wildlife Habitat.

Friday, 10am AEST from Rainforestation, Cairns ZOOM and the Butterfly Sanctuary. These attractions are on a rotating roster for live shows, which you can find here.