Although visitors arriving in Kuranda from the coast will have traversed the lush rainforest slopes of the Kuranda range, many are unaware that the forest is actually a central feature of the village and that a network of paths and boardwalks wind through this scenic landscape. No matter whether you arrived by road, train or Skyrail all the natural wonders of the area are easily accessed on foot from the centre of town. Walkers on a tight schedule can choose a variety of circuit track options within the village. Pick up your copy of the self-guided Kuranda walking trail brochure at the Kuranda Visitor Information Centre or download it here.
From the Visitor Information Centre three linked paths form an easy circuit walk through the rainforest in Kuranda Village. The Jumrum Creek Walk follows a short paved path past the fire station on Coondoo Street to the Jumrum Creek Conservation Park where it winds through rainforest, crosses Jumrum Creek, and then climbs to Barron Falls Road. At this point it connects to the Jungle Walk, which continues through rainforest to the River Walk beside the Barron River. The River Walk follows the riverbank to the railway station where a staircase links the walk to Coondoo Street, 500 metres from the Visitor Information Centre.
Kuranda has a long reputation for fine art and local creativity, with local artists bringing their own sense of place and community to this small village. Immerse yourself in arts, history and culture simply by walking around the two main streets of Kuranda village, Coondoo Street and Therwine Street. There really is something to capture every imagination with brilliantly created metal sculptures, colorful mosaics, ceramic tiles, painting murals and captivating street art.
This spectacular boardwalk connects Barron Falls Road with Barron Falls Lookout via the Barron Falls Railway Station. Suspended high above the forest floor, the boardwalk weaves through the lush rainforest canopy before descending to the Falls Lookout. There are so many vantage points along the platform that a return walk can take longer to complete than the distance suggests.
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