Kuranda
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  • Kuranda, Skyrail and Scenic Rail Experience

    1. Kuranda, Skyrail and Scenic Rail Experience

    The itinerary is as follows: Hotel pickups commence from Cairns Beaches at 8:30 AM, 9:45 AM from Palm Cove, and Cairns at 10:00 AM. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Transfer to Caravonica Lakes to board Skyrail Rainforest Cableway  for your journey to Kuranda. Once aboard you will be amazed as you glide silently over the rainforest. There are 2 stations en route where you can alight and enjoy a walk through the rain forest to spectacular lookouts or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Center. Arrive in Kuranda. You have approximately 3 hours free time to explore the many and varied shops, as well as the Heritage Markets which operate daily. 2:00 PM: Kuranda Scenic Rail. Board the famous train for an amazing journey, as you travel one of the world's most scenic rail routes, through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges....

    Would advise anyone to take this trip. Skyrail up and train back after spending 3 hours in Kuranda. I could have done with an extra hour

  • Kuranda: 1-Hour Rainforest ATV Tour

    2. Kuranda: 1-Hour Rainforest ATV Tour

    Explore a secluded estate atop the majestic Barron Falls on a personalized ATV tour with a friendly local tour guide. The estate, owned by a local family since 1969, is surrounded by a UNESCO World Heritage Rainforest and is home to the elusive cassowary and other Australian wildlife. You’ll feel secure and prepared after receiving a training session at the beginning of the tour. Confidently ride through the rainforest and take in the atmosphere of this vibrant flora.

    Follow the ancient timber logger tracks and discover unique trees. As you venture through the forest, your tour guide will share amazing facts and stories from the history of the pioneers. Get your blood pumping as you ride through the water of a permanent creek crossing. Bite into a piece of fresh fruit straight from the tree. The property houses a gorgeous orchard of 600+ trees. If you're lucky, you m...

    Excellent experience. We had so much fun and the staff were amazing! Thank you !

  • Kuranda Rainforest Riverboat Cruise

    3. Kuranda Rainforest Riverboat Cruise

    Take a 45-minute cruise along the River Barron by Kuranda, which is home to a host of wildlife. Whilst cruising, take advantage of the great photographic opportunities afforded by the rainforest and wildlife, whilst your local guide shares their knowledge of this unique area. Hear insights into the history of Kuranda, and stories about the animals, reptiles and birds that reside in this part of Tropical North Queensland.  The river is home to freshwater crocodiles (Crocodylus johnsoni or Crocodylus johnstoni), turtles, snakes, water dragons and fish, together with over 100 species of tropical birds. Cassowaries are sometimes seen on the far side of the river. 

    Really good experience and knowledge saw lots of different animals. Also learnt a lot would recommend to anyone

  • From Cairns and Northern Beaches: Rainforest River Tubing

    4. From Cairns and Northern Beaches: Rainforest River Tubing

    Get an adrenaline rush on a fantastic river tubing activity in a beautiful rainforest close to Cairns. Escape the usual tourist path and join the locals in the Behana Gorge, where a canopy of trees arch over gently tumbling waters, or experience the small rapids of the Mulgrave River in safety. Navigate the river fully supervised by a minimum of two guides on the water at all times. Suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, the activity requires no previous experience and includes all safety equipment. Spend a couple of hours floating down a pristine stream in the rainforest and soak up the sights, sounds, and smells of the natural surroundings.

    Try it....you won’t be disappointed. It was awesome. Loved every minute. Justin, Tom and Marco were excellent tour guides and lots of fun

  • Barron Gorge: Half-Day Barron River White-Water Rafting

    5. Barron Gorge: Half-Day Barron River White-Water Rafting

    Experience white-water rafting in Barron Gorge National Park, known for its rugged rainforest mountains, steep ravines, and the falls carved out over thousands of years by the Barron River. Enjoy complimentary transfers from Cairns or Port Douglas before heading to the national park. Meet your guide at Lake Placid, and get ready for your river rafting tour on the river. Enjoy the area’s scenic beauty and a combination of calm water and a series of white-water rapids as well. Spend two hours navigating rapids up to grade three. No experience is necessary, making this a good choice for beginning rafters. There is also plenty of excitement for the more experienced.

    Fantastic. Whole experience was wonderful. Our guide (kye) was awesome as was all the staff. Stunning scenery and awesome rafting. Highly recommend

  • Cairns: Reef Flight, Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Rail Combo

    6. Cairns: Reef Flight, Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Rail Combo

    On this full-day excursion, you'll see the best of the Great Barrier Reef on this 40-minute scenic flight in a high wing aircraft. You'll see Cairns, Green Island, Arlington Reef, Upolu Reef, Double Island and Palm Cove. After exploring the reef, you’ll head back toward the mainland with views of the North Queensland coastline. With window seats guaranteed, take in the stunning views as your professional pilot provides you with expert commentary along the way. After your scenic flight, you'll be taken to ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, where you'll soar above 7.5 kilometers of pristine rainforest canopy in a cable car. Visit the beautiful town of Kuranda, nestled in the pristine World Heritage-listed rainforest. You'll have 2.5-hours of free time to explore the eclectic village, local markets, shops and walking trails or sit back and enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many amazing ...

    It was the most amazing trip. To do all 3 in one day was simply the best day. GSL was the airline we booked with for the Reef flight and they organised this for us perfectly.

  • Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

    7. Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

    The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary provides a world-class wildlife experience in the heart of Kuranda. The all-weather experience is home to over 1,500 magnificent tropical butterflies. All butterflies in the sanctuary are local rainforest species, while the undisputed stars are the fluoro green Cairns Birdwings. Wear something bright (red, white or hot pink are best) and let these beautiful creatures flutter all over you. Knowledgeable, friendly guides offer free 30-minute tours of the aviary throughout the day. Guided groups are kept small to maximize the experience on the day. Guests can learn to identify each of the butterfly species, as the guides explain a butterfly’s life cycle and its behavior.  Entry also includes a guided food plant walk, which educates about the food plants grown on-site that are used to feed the caterpillars. Enjoy a 30-minute tour of the breeding laborator...

    Our guide was very experienced and gave es multiple details of the life of those beautiful butterflies. We also saw the eggs of the butterfly and saw how she dropped them off on a flower. We visited the breeding room so that we can get a picture of how is a butterfly develops from an egg. It was lovely to spend time in this incredible garden. Please pay attention it is quite humid due to there is a roof protection for keeping the butterflies not to escape. So you need to prepare a bottle of water! Enjoy it!

  • From Cairns: Full-Day Kuranda Army Duck Experience Tour

    8. From Cairns: Full-Day Kuranda Army Duck Experience Tour

    Start your day with a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, winding through tunnels and over bridges on this magnificent journey, passing Stoney Creek and Barron Falls. Once in Kuranda, you will travel to Rainforestation Nature Park via shuttle. Explore the rainforest on a 6-wheel drive World War II Army Duck amphibious vehicle over land and water. Your experienced duck driver will help you search for wildlife and teach you about the plants and trees that make up the surrounding rainforest. After your tour, you can sample exotic fruits and locally made ice cream at a Tropical Treats fruit orchard.  Then, take the shuttle bus from Rainforestation Nature Park to Kuranda Village. Once in the village, you have free time to explore the markets and shops. At the end of your day, you will travel back to Cairns via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over a pristine rainforest with the canopy just ...

    It was a great tour. they have very friendly and helpful staff to assist you everywhere. nice wonderful scenery.

  • Kuranda: Koalas, Birds and Butterflies Experience

    9. Kuranda: Koalas, Birds and Butterflies Experience

    Experience an unforgettable day with fantastic wildlife such as koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, rare birds, and colorful butterflies, as you enjoy access to three wonderful attractions. Find yourself among kangaroos and wallabies roaming around a free-range enclosure at Kuranda Koala Gardens, and take the opportunity to hand-feed them yourself! Marvel at the spectacle of tropical birds flying through their natural rainforest habitat at Birdworld, home to some of Australia's most precious bird species. Enjoy the magic of over 1500 magnificent butterflies fluttering above you in the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Learn fascinating information about the wildlife as you benefit from a guided tour at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, and a complimentary bird spotter's guide at Birdworld.

  • Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park

    10. Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park

    The award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park is a 100 acre (40-hectare) property located in the middle of Kuranda’s World Heritage Rainforest. Locally owned and operated park offers three unique experiences to visitors. Board an amphibious World War II Army Duck for a land and water adventure through the rainforest, as your Duck Captain identifies and explains fascinating plants including ferns, orchids, strangler figs, and the infamous stinging tree. As you move through the water, keep an eye out for turtles, fish, eels and water birds, or for birds, pythons and other reptiles on land. Rainforestation has 12 of the historic Army Ducks (officially spelled DUKW) which hold up to 30 passengers and have a combination of 6-wheel drive, a propeller, and rudder. After disembarking, visit the Tropical Fruit Orchard, containing over 40 species of exotic tropical fruit trees. This tranquil set...

    We were amazed from the hospitality of our guide Eva. She drove us through the lush rainforest on the board of WW2 Army Duck (amphibious 6wheels car) She explained us all the facts about the difference between the palm trees and the other trees in the rainforest. We didn’t quite have the possibility the see any animals out there, because it very hot and humid out there. But we do see different birds around the forest. We enjoyed then an hour break, tried tropical friuts we have never eaten before. Me personally really enjoyed the talk to the indigenous people. My man and i tried to throw a boomerang as the Pamagarri people do, we heard them play some music. At the after We took part in the show,we have been showed the footsteps of thr original aboriginal dance. I highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for some real Australia experience!

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What people are saying about Kuranda

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 12 reviews

The best activity I have done in Cairns. Definitely a must thing to do with for those who are looking for excitement and thrills. Will definitely do this again.

Fantastic. Whole experience was wonderful. Our guide (kye) was awesome as was all the staff. Stunning scenery and awesome rafting. Highly recommend

Try it....you won’t be disappointed. It was awesome. Loved every minute. Justin, Tom and Marco were excellent tour guides and lots of fun

Excellent experience. We had so much fun and the staff were amazing! Thank you !

Great experience. Excellent communication and all staff were lovely.