Choose from units, cottages, an artist’s studio, cabins, dormitories, luxury rooms all with modern conveniences, or just sleep in a tent. Breakfast in bed, cook your own, or eat out. The choices for overnight comfort are varied, with tropical forest settings and access to water in pools and creeks adding to the experience.
After a busy day take the opportunity to relax at your accommodation and listen for Kuranda’s many night roaming creatures: wallabies, pademelons, bandicoots, flying foxes, owls and curlews and the “murdered woman”- the scrub hen. The wet season from December through to April is a time for frog music – the real sound of the tropical rainforest. All this is possible from your Kuranda accommodation hide-away.
- Cantata Studio – www.cantatastudio.com
- Cedar Park Rainforest Resort – www.cedarparkresort.com.au
- Kuranda Hotel Motel – www.kurandahotel.com.au/
- Kuranda Birdwatchers’ Cabin – www.kurandabirdwatcherscabin.com.au
- Kuranda Rainforest Accommodation Park – www.kurandarainforestpark.com.au
- Kuranda Villas – www.kurandavillas.com.au
- Miju Rainforest Retreat B&B – www.mijurainforestretreat.com/
- Platypus Springs Rainforest Retreat – www.platypussprings.com.au
- Sunbird Cabin B&B – www.sunbirdcabin.com.au
Camping in Kuranda
Kuranda offers a number of well-appointed camping spots. Camping is also available at the Kuranda Rainforest Accommodation Park.
Speewah Trailhead & Campground
The Speewah Trailhead and campground (Guwulu) is the starting point for all the major trails in Barron Gorge National Park. The isolated landscaped campground has three tent-sites, parking for three campervans, gas barbecues and an amenities block with a cold shower. Signs at the trailhead indicate where the walks start. A self-registration booth near the toilets provides forms and a deposit box for fees. Camping fees are $5.45 per person per night or $21.80 per family per night. A family group is up to two adults and accompanying children under 18. Children under 5 are free
Davies Creek National Park
Davies Creek National Park, also known as Dinden Forest Reserve, is 28km from Kuranda. The park, which is situated on Davies Creek, is a popular destination for travellers and locals. The creek is a wonderful area for nature lovers and kids, with crystal clear pools between granite boulders that create rapids and natural rockslides.
The camping area downstream from the falls is open to campers on a first-in basis. A self-registration booth near the toilets provides forms and a deposit box for fees. Cost per adult per night is $5.45; family rates do not exceed $21.80 provided the children are under 15 years of age, and children under five are free. The maximum length of stay is 22 days. There are several wood-fuelled barbecues under the trees beside the creek for day-trippers and campers – wood is provided. There are three camping areas beyond the falls; each area has two campsites and a shared toilet. They are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency and must be booked in advance through their website: www.derm.qld.gov.au
For more information on Kuranda accommodation, please contact the Visitor Information Centre on (07) 4093 9311 or firstname.lastname@example.org