Kuranda – Village in the Rainforest

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

The picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda Village is just 25 kilometres northwest of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia. It is a vibrant little town surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest. Travelling to Kuranda is a highlight in itself. Visitors can travel to Kuranda on Kuranda’s Historic Scenic Railway, by car or bus, via the spectacular Kuranda Road, or above the rainforest canopy on Skyrail – the world’s longest rainforest Cableway.

Kuranda has come a long way from its initial origins as a centre for those choosing an alternative lifestyle in the late 1960s.

Kuranda’s shops and markets with their exotically handcrafted goods, Aboriginal artifacts, restaurants and coffee shops make Kuranda a well known day destination, but to truly enjoy the ambience this village has to offer you can stay a night.

Take the time to visit some of Kuranda’s many first class nature based tourist attractions, which include koalas, butterflies, native and exotic birds, kangaroos and reptiles. There are wonderful walking tracks which meander through magnificent rainforest and which are breathtaking when in flood. You can also see traditional Aboriginal dancers perform, travel on a riverboat on the mighty Barron River on join an Army Duck ride through the rainforest.


Barbeque Birdwatching Cafe Camping Canoeing/Kayaking Carpark Coach Parking Disabled access available Family Four Wheel Driving History & Heritage Horse Riding International Nature & Wildlife Picnic Area Public Toilet Rock Climbing Swimming


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Kuranda - Village in the Rainforest

Kuranda – Village in the Rainforest

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Kuranda Scenic Railway, part of the Skyrail and Train Tour

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