Kuranda Markets – Original Markets

The Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets began in 1978 on Honey House land by a group of local people trying to attract visitors to Kuranda. At that time, the village was very small with many “Hippie Artists” and craft people. The markets needed to operate their own train for two seasons to prove the viability of the service to the Railway Department. Now the markets have been an amazing success, providing employment for many, while the town is recognized as a unique Australian rainforest destination.

In 2006 the current owners began an ambitious undertaking to completely renovate the original market site. In keeping with the rustic atmosphere that the original markets were famous for, Malcolm and Ian McLeod have created a miniature village in the rainforest, with interesting curious at every turn, tropical gardens and colourful characters to make your visit memorable.

The Original Markets are predominantly available to artisans and craftspeople. You will find locally designed and produced fashions; hand crafted jewellery; indigenous artists; leather workers; masseurs; woodworkers and gemstone specialists, as well as North Queensland’s best range of honeys; local coffee; cafes; tropical fruits; coconuts and macadamia nuts.

The Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets are located in the market precinct of Kuranda, Therwine Street, adjacent to Centenary Park and the Kuranda Visitor Information Centre. Entrances through the Kuranda Market Mall, or next to the Honey House.

Open 7 Days from 9.30 AM to 3.00 PM

Address: Corner of Therwine & Thoree St, Kuranda QLD 4881

For more information on Kuranda’s markets, please contact (07) 40939440


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