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 explore Rainforest on easy-to-ride automatic ATVs, 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

Kuranda Rainforest Journeys

Engage of all your senses to explore our secluded estate in a relaxed and informative ATV journey guided by a professional and friendly tour guide. Old timber trails lead the way into the heart of the rainforest where you will discover some of the oldest, tallest and most distinctive flora.

Kuranda Riverboat Tours

Join our experienced and dedicated team of local naturalists on an exclusive and informative 45-minute tropical rainforest river cruise to enable you to appreciate and understand this unique location.

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.

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.

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.

Cairns Quads & Adventures

Cairns Quads & Adventures will take you on the memorable journey which will leave you breathless. On this tour, you will enjoy beautiful nature and experience an off-road ATV riding experience.

Kuranda Scenic Railway

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.

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.

Rainforestation Nature Park

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

Kuranda Heritage Markets

Kuranda Heritage Markets has been established for over 25 years! With traditional market stalls retailing souvenir’s, arts and crafts and fashion items made in the local region the market’s also feature many handcrafted Aboriginal items so you can take away a special piece of ancient Australiana.

Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets

Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets has retained its atmosphere, with many local artists and personalities making the market part of their lifestyle. Many of the current marketeers have been involved in the markets during the course of the last 25 – 30 years. Their local knowledge and expertise is second to none.

Other Attractions & Activities

  • KUR-Cow Barnwell Farm – Mini animal farm, arena horse & cattle show, hay ride & cattle feed, organic farm, ATV, horse riding & & enjoy the Australia-style BBQ lunch and beef tasting. To book call 1300 587 269
  • 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
  • Mini Golf – In The Kuranda Rainforest Original Markets features a 9 Hole Mini Golf Course in the middle of the rainforest. Gather your strength get a grip and have a game of mini golf in the jungle, this is one of a kind 9-hole course. It is a truly memorable if slightly mad cap experience. Perfect for ‘Kids of All Ages’. Family fun and only at the cost of $5.00 per person.
  • Emmett Whole Body Relief – Emmett Technique massage therapist for the relief of pain or discomfort, and improved flexibility. Session times approximately 45 minutes. Natalie 0457 996 860.

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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