Kuranda – Things To Do – Attractions & Activities

Make sure you allow plenty of time to visit some of Kuranda’s world renowned attractions and activities, which include koalas, butterflies, native and exotic birds, kangaroos, reptiles, some of the worlds most venomous snakes, and even come face to face with a huge life size replica of an Allosaurus Dinosaur. You can see traditional Aboriginal dancers perform, travel on a riverboat along the mighty Barron River, get your photo taken holding a koala, feed wallabies and explore an amazing gemstone museum.

Kuranda: Attractions & Activities

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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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.



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Birdworld Kuranda

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.



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Kuranda Heritage Markets

Established for over 20 years, come and enjoy the market in the rainforest! Open every day from 9.30 AM to 3.30 PM



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Kuranda Koala Gardens

Kuranda Koala Gardens is Kuranda's newest wildlife attraction! Situated in the heart of Kuranda, this attraction gives you the opportunity to see some of Australia's most unique wildlife up close.



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Kuranda Riverboat Tours

Join our dedicated team of local naturalists on a personalised tropical river cruise to enable you to appreciate the beauty of this unique location.



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Kuranda Scenic Railway

The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls within the World Heritage listed Barron Gorge National Park.



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Rainforestation Nature Park

The award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park is situated five minutes from Kuranda Village, and half an hour from Cairns.



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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail is a unique rainforest experience taking you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest. Glide just metres above the canopy in Skyrail's comfortable six-person gondola cabins, enjoying spectacular views of the rainforest, tropical Cairns, the Coral Sea and the lush Cairns Highlands.



Other Attractions & Activities

  • Australian Venom Zoo – See five of Australia’s deadliest snakes. Collection of spiders and scorpions. Guided tour and interactivity included. Ph: (07) 4093 8905
  • Djabugay Tour Guiding Corporation – These tours provide a fascinating insight into the Aboriginal history, language, culture, stories, bush food, shelters and traditions of the Djabugay people. Ph: (07) 4084 0967
  • Emu Ridge Gallery / Fossil and Gemstone Museum – Unique Dinosaur Skeleton, Fossil and Gemstone Museum. Best priced gemstones, jewellery and fossils from Australia and the world.  Mobile: 0408 728 711

For more information on things to do in Kuranda, contact the Visitor Information Centre on (07) 4093 9311 or info@kuranda.org


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