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Kuranda

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.

Historic Buildings from the villages past now house a variety of upmarket restaurants, cafes and bars. It is still laid back, but with a style and sophistication that sets it apart from other Cairns Highlands Venues and Attractions.

There is plenty of accommodation to be found, and whether you are looking for a cosy bed and breakfast, a well maintained multi-choice accommodation and camping park, a hotel, a gorgeous resort, or a backpackers hostel, you’ll find something here to suit everyone’s tastes.

Kuranda is well known as a day destination, but to truly enjoy all that this village has to offer, you really have to stay a few nights. Birds, butterflies and native wildlife abound, and there are wonderful walking tracks which meander through magnificent rainforest and along the Barron River. Also don’t miss the famous Barron Falls which are just breathtaking in the wet season, when the falls are in flood.

Over the years, Kuranda has evolved into a great place to shop. Kuranda is also home to its well known markets, coffee shops and restaurants. 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. You can also see traditional aboriginal dancers perform, travel on a riverboat on the Barron River or join an Army Duck ride through the rainforest.

You can travel on a Kuranda’s Historic Scenic Railway, Skyrail – the world’s longest rainforest cableway, or self drive, stopping at lookouts for a magnificent view!

Visit a rainforest village

The picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda Village is just 25km 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 Range 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 60’s. Historic Buildings from the villages past now house a variety of upmarket restaurants, cafes and bars. It is still laid back, but with a style and sophistication that sets it apart from other Cairns Highlands venues and attractions.

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 really have to stay a few nights. Whether you are looking for a cosy bed and breakfast, a well maintained multi-choice accommodation and camping park, a hotel that when you step inside you feel like you are back in the 1920’s, a gorgeous resort or a backpackers hostel, you’ll find it in Kuranda.

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 where birds, butterflies and native wildlife abound. Don’t miss the famous Barron Falls, which are breathtaking when in flood. You can also see traditional Aboriginal dancers perform, travel on a riverboat, on the mighty Barron River or join an Army Duck ride through the rainforest.

Activites and Experiences at Kuranda

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Art and Craft making
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • City Sightseeing
  • Cruising
  • Cycling
  • Flora
  • Fruit Picking
  • Gambling
  • Horseriding
  • Kayaking
  • Meditating/Relaxing
  • Animal Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Spotlighting
  • Tennis
  • Train Ride
  • Bush Tucker
  • Animal Viewing
  • Walking
  • Wine Tasting
  • Accommodation
  • Ambulance
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Banking Facilities
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Licensed Club
  • Service Club
  • Currency Exchange
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Public Bar
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • National Park
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Rail Terminal
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Winery
  • Places of Worship
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural
  • Eco Tourism
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Gambling
  • Health and Fitness
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Honeymoon
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • Pub Stay
  • Rail
  • Rainforest
  • Relaxation
  • Remote
  • Romance
  • Soft Adventure
  • Shopping
  • Wilderness
  • Wildflower
  • Wildlife
  • World Heritage
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Business/Trade/Corporate
  • Disabled
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Group
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Wedding

Nearest Airport: Cairns International and Cairns Domestic Airports

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