External Resources

Kuranda – The Village in the Rainforest – is pleased to provide the following list of links to helpful external resources.

Kuranda Economic Development

Tropical North Queensland

Regional Tourism Bodies

  • Tourism and Events Queensland: State Government body responsible for marketing and promotion of Queensland. Web: www.teq.queensland.com
  • Tourism Tropical North Qld: Organisation responsible for regional marketing and promotion of Far North Queensland. Web: www.ttnq.org.au
  • Tourism Tropical Tablelands: Local Tourist Organisation responsible for marketing and promotion of Cairns Highlands – Atherton Tablelands. Web: www.athertontableland.com
  • Mission Beach Tourism: Organisation responsible for marketing and promotion of Mission Beach. This award winning accredited information centre is open 7 days a week with information not only on Mission Beach but also on the wider region. Web: www.missionbch.com
  • Port Douglas Daintree Tourism: Organisation responsible for marketing and promotion Of Port Douglas and Daintree. Web: www.pddt.com.au
  • Tourism Palm Cove: Organisation responsible for marketing and promotion of Palm Cove. Web: www.tourismpalmcove.com
  • Tropical Coast Tourism:  Organisation responsible for marketing and promotion of region between Townsville and Cairns. Web: www.tropicalcoasttourism.com.au
  • The Gulf Savannah: Organisation responsible for development and promotion of Gulf Savannah region of Far North Qld. Web: www.gulfsavannah.com.au
  • Cooktown and Cape York Peninsula: Established by the Cooktown Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and Cook Shire Council in co-operation with the many small businesses within the vibrant tourism industry of Cooktown and Cape York Peninsula. Web: www.cooktownandcapeyork.com
  • Cape York Peninsula Development Association: Organisation responsible for development and promotion of York Peninsula. Web: www.cypda.com.au
  • Townsville Enterprises: Organisation responsible for marketing and promotion of the City of Townsville. Web: www.townsvilleenterprise.com.au

Rainforest and Environmental

  • Wet Tropics Management Authority: Government Body Responsible for the preservation of Queensland’s World Heritage Rainforest. Web: www.wettropics.gov.au
  • Queensland Environmental Protection Agency: Government body responsible for protection of Queensland National Parks. Web: www.ehp.qld.gov.au
  • Department of Environment and Heritage: Government body responsible for protection of Australia’s natural heritage. Web: www.deh.gov.au

Other Useful Sites

  • 131940 Traffic and Travel Information (TTI): For live traffic camera feeds and real-time information on traffic conditions across Queensland. You can also report an incident or traffic jam. Web: www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au Twitter: @131940_FNNQ
  • RACQ – Royal Automobile Club of Queensland: Motoring organisation. Information on services including insurance, travel, finance, and security, plus news, road conditions, membership, and features. Web: www.racq.com.au
  • Queensland Holidays: The official Queensland Holidays website. Here you’ll find a comprehensive travel guide to holidaying in Australia’s Sunshine State. Whether you’re looking for where to go, accommodation, attractions to visit, events to entertain, tours, or hire and transport options, you’ll find all you need to know here. Web: www.queensland.com
  • Skyrail Rainforest Foundation: The Skyrail Rainforest Foundation was established in 2005, with the primary objective of raising and distributing funds to support tropical rainforest research and education projects. Web: www.skyrailfoundation.org
  • Bed and Breakfast and Farmstay Association: Bed and Breakfast, Farm Stays, Ruralstays and Outback Stations throughout Tropical North Queensland are an ideal way to make the most of your holiday. Web: www.bnbnq.com.au
  • Cairns Airport: Cairns Port Authority owns and operates Cairns International Airport. The website has live details on the current departures and arrivals at both the domestic and international terminals, updated every three minutes. Web: www.cairnsairport.com
  • Tour Safe Queensland: Whether you are backpacking on a budget, or living it up on your holiday of a lifetime, TourSafe Queensland is designed to help you have a safer and more enjoyable holiday experience. Web: www.police.qld.gov.au
  • Arts Queensland: State Government body that develops and implements cultural policy and administers cultural funding and capital works programs that support arts and cultural development for the benefit of the community. Web: www.arts.qld.gov.au
  • Arts Nexus: Organisation responsible for leading and facilitating strategic, sustainable development across the arts and entertainment industries in Far North Queensland Australia. Web: www.artsnexus.com.au
  • Australian Tropical Foods: The industry represents a diverse range of exciting and unique products on a small to medium business level. Australian Tropical Foods cluster provides the necessary collective assistance and collaborative marketing for this emerging industry. Web: www.australiantropicalfoods.com
  • Cairns Convention Centre: An international standard convention centre located in Cairns. Details of facilities and services. Web: www.cairnsconvention.com.au
  • Living In Cairns: Extensive Japanese Language Website providing information for both international Japanese travellers and locally living Japanese residents. Web: www.livingincairns.com.au

Regional Economic Development Bodies

  • State Development and Innovation: The Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation works to support sustainable economic development in Queensland that will secure growth and employment. Web: www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au
  • Tableland Economic Development Corporation: Tablelands Futures Corporation is the peak regional development body for the Atherton Tablelands.Web: www.tablelandsfutures.com
  • Advance Cairns: Advance Cairns is the peak economic development agency in the Far North Queensland region. Web: www.advancecairns.com.au

Information Centres

  • Atherton Information Centre: Web: www.athertontablelands.com.au
  • Ravenshoe Visitor Centre – Nganyaji Interpretive Centre: Queensland’s highest town, heart of the Misty Mountains Trails (Hiking Tracks), the green energy capital of Australia with superb wildlife and bird watching. Web: www.athertontablelands.com.au
  • Mareeba Heritage Museum and Tourist Information Centre: Web: www.mareebaheritagecentre.com.au
  • Herberton Information Centre and Mining Museum: Web: www.herbertonvisitorcentre.com.au
  • Chillagoe Hub: Web: www.chillagoehub.com.au
  • Tully Visitor and Heritage Centre: Situated on the Bruce Highway, Tully, with easy access and parking for caravans and motor homes. The Centre stocks a wide wide of local and region information and offers visitors a free tea or coffe while they browse. All bookings for the Tully Sugar Mill tours (June to October) are made through the Centre. Web: www.tropicalcoasttourism.com.au/tully
  • Daintree Discovery Centre: Accredited Wet Tropics Visitor Centre. Advanced Eco Accreditation. Ten kilometres north of the Daintree River Ferry. Web: www.discoverthedaintree.com
  • Malanda Falls Information Centre: Web: www.malandafalls.com
  • Yungaburra Visitor Information Centre: Web: www.yungaburra.com

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