THINGS TO DO
Location: 25 km northwest of Cairns
The rainforest around Kuranda has been home to the Djabugay people for over 10,000 years, and Europeans began to explore the area throughout the nineteenth century.
The name Kuranda is derived from the Yindinji work, Kuran, referring to a native acorn leafed plant, and the town of Kuranda was established in 1885.
Kuranda is now known for
Its proximity to the Wet Tropic's of Queensland's World Heritage Area
Skyline Rainforest Cable Way
Kuranda Scenic Railway
"We are close to World Heritage Listed Rainforest and the walking tracks of the fantastic Barron Gorge National Park. This unique rainforest village, with its diverse population and terminal for Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Rail, is the gateway to Atherton Tableland (Cairns Highlands) and the Outback (Savannah Way and Cape York Peninsula)".
From bird watching to taking a trip on the Scenic Kuranda Railway, there's plenty to do in Kuranda!
This is a very unique area of Australia, with so much more to see and do than a day trip will allow, so why not stay for a few days? Our accommodation at Kuranda Rainforest Accommodation Park is spread over 10 acres and caters to all travelers.
Our park is teeming with a smorgasbord of all the tropical leafy and fruity delights native rainforest wildlife love! The peaceful sea of green is broken only by a plethora of rainbow-coloured exotic blooms, or the aqua blue flash of a Ulysses butterfly fluttering by.
Many of our guests choose to use us as their base whilst they explore this beautiful region, and we have
We have a selection of accommodation types to suit your needs and budget range
Close to Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Rail Terminal
You can learn about nature and the environment
Explore our 10 acres of vibrant gardens
Join our guide on the popular night walks
Relax in natural surrounding
Kuranda is a stunning place in the rainforest close to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns and Port Douglas.
Easy drive to Atherton Tablelands/Cairns Highland
Gateway to the Outback (Savannah Way and Cape Your Peninsula)
World Heritage Listed Rainforest and Barron Gorge National Park on the doorstep
THINGS TO DO
Hold Koalas at Kuranda Koala Gardens
Ride in an old carriage on Kuranda Scenic Rail - through tunnels and large curving bridges over ravines and relive history.
Bird watch – bird list available at reception
Sail over the canopy of the rainforest on Skyrail
Join a Night Walk with local guide using torches – fee apply
Explore the park yourself by following the walking tracks through the rainforest
Learn how butterflies develop and see them alive in the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Walk or drive to Barron Falls and follow the 800M boardwalk through rainforest to the viewing platform
See aboriginal dancing in main street