About Australian Venom Zoo
The Australian Venom Zoo is Now Open. Located in Kuranda – 29km away from Cairns City, Far North Queensland. We run daily personalised, educational tours of our Displays of Australian Tarantulas, Scorpions, Centipedes, Lizards and Snakes. The Zoo is an attraction for the public, but we also captive breed our animals, primarily for the extraction of their venom, which we send to bio- pharmaceutical companies all over the world for medical research. They are currently finding medicines for conditions from heart arrhythmia, brain cancer medication to arthritis pain relief. We also captive breed our Australian Tarantulas for the Pet Trade as well.