Kuranda

Kuranda Original Market

Come with us to the Kuranda Original Markets! You will love the eco-friendly stalls, and meeting the locals. Good food, wine and coffee. The rainforest and tropical gardens are beautiful too.

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Original Art

Doongal Aboriginal Art

Doongal Aboriginal Art

Aboriginal culture did not have a written language, instead their laws, stories and social behaviour is passed on in the form of song, dance and art. Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery has 3 galleries in Cairns and Kuranda and now represents over 20 local Aboriginal Rainforest Artists. Doongal Aborigi...

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Kuranda Koala Gardens

Kuranda Koala Gardens

Kuranda Koala Gardens is Kuranda's newest wildlife attraction! Situated in the heart of Kuranda, this attraction gives you the opportunity to see some of Australia's most unique wildlife up close. We have a variety of wildlife for you to see including lots of opportunity to observe our koalas doing...

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Bird World Kuranda

Bird World

Naturally landscaped with waterfalls, ponds, exotic and native plants, Birdworld replicates the natural habitats of almost 80 species that roam this unique rainforest immersion exhibit. It is truly a photographer's delight. Birdworld Kuranda is located in the Kuranda Heritage Markets on Rob Veivers...

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Kuranda Scenic Railway

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Kuranda Scenic Railway is the original scenic rail journey to Kuranda. This spectacular experience travels over bridges and through tunnels hand-made by North Queensland’s pioneers over 100 years ago. Traversing the World Heritage listed rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park this is one of th...

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail takes you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests, in the Barron Gorge National Park. Spanning 7.5kms, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway has comfortable six person gondolas which glide just metres above the canopy providing spectacular...

Tropic Wings

Tropic Wings

Founded in 1981, Tropic Wings is the longest established coach operator in Cairns. Locally owned and operated by the CaPTA Group, it offers full day touring programs, exploring all the wonders of the Tropical North – the rainforest, wildlife, beaches and the reef. Tropic Wings offer full day FIT...

Rainforestation Nature Park

Rainforestation Nature Park

The award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park is a 100 acre (40-hectare) tourist attraction located in the middle of Kuranda’s World Heritage Rainforest. Part of the CaPTA Group, the locally owned and operated park offers three unique experiences to visitors as part of a tour, or as a self-drive opt...

Australian Venom Zoo

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...

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia. Home to over 2,000 magnificent tropical butterflies including the striking blue Ulysses and majestic green Cairns Birdwing, the sanctuary is an all-weather experience in the heart of Kuranda....

Down Under Tours

Down Under Tours

At Down Under Tours we abide by the motto "Our People make the difference". From our accommodating Driver-Guides and dynamic Marketing personalities working on the front line of our company to our friendly Reservations staff, Operations team and dedicated Administrative people working behind the sce...

Emu Ridge Gallery

Emu Ridge Gallery

Emu Ridge Gallery is the most photographed attraction in all of Kuranda, famous for our fossils and gemstone museum and also our star attraction of the only Queensland life-sized Allosaurus! A perfected 9 meter replica of the Allosaurus entangled around the staircase shared and loved by many peopl...

About Kuranda For Cairns

Kuranda - A Village In The Rainforest
The Village in the Rainforest - A visit to Far North Queensland isn't complete without a trip up the range to Kuranda...The historic railway climbs through tunnels, across bridged ravines, past waterfalls and stops at Barron Falls on its way to the much-photographed Kuranda Railway Station. The road winds up the mountain with views of the coast from a lookout and gaps in the rainforest.

The Skyrail cableway passengers overlook superb coastal and tableland panoramas and can gaze deep into the forest floor as they glide just above the trees, making two stops in the rainforest including a walk to Barron Falls and a visit to an interpretive centre.

Upon arrival, you'll discover Kuranda is a postcard village of shady trees, an old timber church and houses, pubs, shops and galleries. There are plenty of places for leisurely dining or a simple quick snack. The country-style market stalls are terraced among the trees, show-casing local products from didgeridoos and damper to art, craft and fashions. The Kuranda markets now operate 7 days a week.

 The covered market includes a free entertainment by buskers and a wild life park called Kuranda Koala Gardens. Birdworld also continues to operate in the Heritage Markets. Nearby is Australia's biggest butterfly display where Cairns Birdwings, brilliant blue Ulysses and Red Lace Wings flash their presence as the smaller or well-camouflaged species feed on the flowers and in the trees. The new Australian Venom Zoo specialises in Tarantulas and Scorpions.

Indigenous culture, legends and lifestyle are the village's main attractions.

A cruise boat leaves from the banks of the Barron River and canoes can be hired by those wishing to explore at their own pace. A short drive from the village is the spectacular Barron Falls - a majestic sight during the summer monsoon season. If your interesed in guided walks of the area you can join Djabugay Country Tours in one of their tours.