The Kuranda Undie Fun Run
Only 3 days to go to start training and register for the Kuranda Festival Undie Fun Run
Only 3 days to go to start training and register for the Kuranda Festival Undie Fun Run
The Kuranda Festival on October 19-20 will be two big days of entertainment and fun activities as the village in the rainforest celebrates the 125th anniversary of its official survey.
The Bash of the Barron River Raft Race will be held on Saturday, October 19 and both the German Sausage Eating Competition and The Kuranda Undie Fun Run will be on Sunday, October 20.
New to the Festival this year will be a motorbike and vintage car show in Coondoo St from 11am on Saturday. Coondoo St will be closed so people can easily move around the many vehicles on display. Further along the street, outside the Kuranda Arts Co-operative, there will be an art display with local artists doing demonstrations. Buskers will keep the crowd entertained, kids can get their faces painted and four bands – Black Rising, Ice Breaker, No-Hype and Snake Oil – will perform in Centenary Park.
Head down to the Barron River and take advantage of the free river cruise or join EnviroCare planting trees on the banks of the river. There will be music and food stalls to enjoy before you head back to the village to see the bee display at Rotary Park.
Start Sunday with the Poets Breakfast down at the Queen Bee cafe at 8.00am while you wait for the activities to start. As well as street performers, there will be a Hot FM outside broadcast, circus workshops, face painters, a magic show and pony rides. Centenary Park will have a great line-up of music with The Hot Shots big band, the Sing Australia choir, The Lawson & Moon Band, a cappella group Woyaya and local school displays and performances.
Kuranda Scenic Railway has recently updated their menu available on the 9:30am and 3:30pm services, along with increased capacity.
Morning service: Tropical Mocktail served in the pavilion area prior to boarding. Warm feta and spinach pastry rolls, savoury muffins featuring Gallo Dairyland cheeses, freshly baked ANZAC cookies and Mango to Go ice-cream to complement their comprehensive beverage menu featuring Skybury Coffee, Daintree Tea, soft drinks, Great Northern Brewing Company Super Crisp Lager, sparkling wine and an assortment of Queensland produced Sirromet wines.
Afternoon service: features identical beverage menu however the local produce menu consists of Wondaree macadamia nuts, Gallo Dairyland cheeses featuring Heritage, Macadamia and Rainforest varieties accompanied by antipasto, dried fruit, assorted crackers and cheese twists, with a serve of Mango to Go ice-cream.
All guests will receive a complimentary gift pack which includes badge, pen and postcard including domestic and international postage. Passengers will enjoy this service in exclusive carriages featuring lounge style seating with dedicated guest attendant to ensure the journey will be a memorable one. KSR Gold Class guests also have the option to partake in an exclusive Kuranda Station Signal Room tour 15 minutes after arrival on the morning service and 30 minutes prior to departure on the afternoon service.
Immerse yourself in one of the most unique wildlife attractions of Tropical North Queensland.
Join the birds in their beautiful rainforest habitat. Flying around you are species from the vanishing rainforests of the world, including some of Australia’s most precious and beautiful birds.
There are brilliant Amazonian macaws, the endangered and stately cassowary, cheeky rainbow lorikeets, galahs, cockatoos and many more. Don’t be surprised to find a feathered friend taking a ride on your shoulder!
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 Drive, Kuranda and is the latest attraction to come under the Wildlife Tropical North Queensland banner. As a locally owned and operated family company since 1980, Wildlife Tropical North Queensland is proud of its achievements in the field of professional wildlife tourism.
The attraction is conveniently located in the Kuranda Heritage Markets on Rob Veivers Drive, Kuranda.
Whether you are self driving, travelling by Skyrail or Kuranda Scenic Train, Birdworld is easy to find! There is also a free shuttle bus that operates from Skyrail and Kuranda Train Station.
Open 7 Days 9am to 4pm (closed Xmas Day, open ANZAC Day 1.30 to 4pm)
The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly light aviary and exhibit in Australia and the southern hemisphere – an all-weather experience in the heart of Kuranda. Home to over 1500 magnificent tropical butterflies, you’ll be enchanted by the aerial dynamics of these elusive wonders of nature as you wander through the aviary’s rainforest gardens. Guided aviary tours are available at no extra cost throughout the day, detailing a butterfly’s life cycle and behaviour. Be sure to wear something bright (red or white) and let these beautiful and colourful creatures flutter all over you as you wonder through. As well as walking through the aviary, your visit now includes a “behind the scenes” tour of the breeding laboratory which houses 4000 caterpillars. This interesting and educational experience provides an opportunity to view the caterpillars in their varying stages of development. After the tour, see butterflies from around the world in the museum exhibit.
7 days from 9.45am to 4.00pm, with the exception of:
Christmas Day – Closed
Anzac Day – Open 1:00pm closed 4:00pm
Guided Tours: On request. Bookings essential for groups of ten or over.
Tours available between 10:00am and 3.15pm
Kuranda Trading Post is a small family business formed 26 years ago by Mr Alan Farley on the site of the original Kuranda station masters residence build some 100 years previous the old building was demolished and a original Queenslander was relocated to the site situated in the centre of the Kuranda Village. The Trading Post became iconic, known for good wholesome food, friendly service. It has grown with the town always retaining the values which has made this Restaurant world famous whilst not in a the way of expensive menus or waiters in white aprons but smiling young locals taking time to chat with customers while serving consistent quality meals at reasonable prices .
Proudly Australian Owned & Operated
Restaurant & Tourist Complex – Established 1982
• The First is largest and most important for the Inbound Group market which occupies the main inside dining area seating 300
• Second is our daily inbound groups which dine in the out side cafe area everyday seating capacity 150
• Third is the Cafe retail food outlet
• Fourth is the Gelato Ice-creamery and Juice Bar
• Fifth area is the Foreign Currency Exchange
• Six is the Licensed alcohol bar facility
• Seventh is the Souvenir facility
The FAMOUS GERMAN TUCKER offers the wurst lunch in town. For lunch in the tropics, authentic German tastes, Kaseknac/Brat/ Weib/ Boch Wurst nestled between The Reef and Rainforest. If you want fun, great German food, crazy music, zany staff and the best priced service in town then visit GERMAN TUCKER!
German Beer is all on sale! Lunch with us – you won’t forget it!
Open 7 days a week 10:00am-3:00pm. Located directly opposite the Kuranda Visitor Information Centre in Therwine Street.
“Best Wurst in the Universe”
Kuranda Rainforest View Restaurant is located in the heart of Kuranda only 5 minutes from Kuranda Station and Skyrail. A licensed, air conditioned restaurant with one of the best views in Australia with indoor-outdoor seating capacity for 300, we offers you international dining sophistication in a casual atmosphere with friendly service.
The restaurant is open every day from 8.00am to 4.00pm, for breakfast & lunch. Kangaroo and Crocodile fillet one of our speciality and offer buffet, a la carte, grills, seafood, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, salads & much more… (Gluten free meals available).
We offer a large wine and beer selection menu & great coffee and cakes. We prepare only fresh, fine quality food and we believe our wide menu ensures that you will always find enticing fare to match your appetites and your tastes. The restaurant offers wheel chair access and a changing facility for babies.
Established for over 20 years, come and enjoy the market in the rainforest! Open every day from 9.30 AM to 3.30 PM, attractions at the Kuranda Heritage Market include:
Winter Hoilday Craft Workshops begin in Kuranda tomorrow!
There are still spaces available in most of the workshops but you need to RSVP now.
Tuesday 25th June- Magic Fleece Faeries -$15 (bring along needle felting gear for all felting workshops)
Thursday 27th June – Story Picture, Needle Felted Wall Hanging (pt 1) $25
Tuesday 2nd July – Story Picture, Needle Felted Wall Hanging (pt 2)
Thursday 4th July – Magic Fleece Faeries -$15
Tuesday 9th July – Learn to Knit – $8 ex materials (bamboo needles& 1 ball organic yarn $10) ages 7and up
Thursday 11th July – Basic Fair Isle Knitting $8 ex materials (bamboo needles & 2 balls organic yarn $14) competent knitting a necessity
All Workshops 10:30am – 12:30pm …….. RSVP ASAP
Naturally Gifted Kuranda
Shop 54, Original Rainforest Markets, lower level, Kuranda
RSVP – Louise – 0427508942