August News

Targa Great Barrier Reef returns to the Kuranda Range Road on Father’s Day with Rainforestation the perfect place to watch the car rally action.  Afterwards you can visit the village for a sweet treat whether it’s locally made ice cream, candy or to taste test the subtle differences local flora makes to honey. Don’t forget to snap that perfect selfie with Dad to mark the occasion. If the cars are too fast to get in shot, get him to strike a pose with some of the great public art around the Village in the Rainforest.

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Artistic selfies. Whether you are into colourful butterfly wings or life-like bronze castings, a selfie with the public art around Kuranda village is a must. Hans Pehl forged around 115 pieces incorporating handrails, seating and bins to reflect the atmosphere of the Village in the Rainforest. Download the art trail guide and snap away!

Make Dad’s day. If you like fast cars then Rainforestation Nature Park is the place to be on Father’s Day to see more than 280 vehicles tackling the Kuranda Range Road in Targa Great Barrier Reef. The morning starts with a buffet breakfast before Ferraris, Porsches and an array of vehicles whizz past and ends with entry to the wildlife park. For more information or to book click here.

Taste local honey and Celebrate Kuranda’s Honey House 60th Birthday! Kuranda Honey House has been around since 1959 when it opened on Therwine Street before moving to its current location in 1968. The Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets grew up around the business which is still known for its quality local honey. The honey tasting bar shows just how many different flavours come from the local flora. Check out the Honey House website.

Rainbow gems. Opal miner Harri Maenpaa spent 20 years digging for opal in the Australian outback before teaming up with Ben Bloore to create the unique hand-crafted boulder opal jewellery they sell at Opal Time. Boulder opal is only found in outback Queensland and forms inside the boulder in cracks or fissures throughout the host rock. Come visit them in Kuranda or check out their website.

Kuranda Camping, Sweet treats & herbal cleansing

Make the most of the last winter month with a camping trip to Kuranda where you can snuggle up at night and enjoy the sunshine while sightseeing during the day. The village has two campgrounds and bush camping nearby. Campgrounds are found on our website.

Cookies & cream and salted caramel are the newest chocolate flavours at The Not Just Chocolate Shop. They are also known for their rocky road with wicked additions like dark liquorice and peanut butter. Get on Facebook for more information.

Cleanse your home by smudging, an ancient American Indian practice of burning herbs to release negative ions which improve your mood and clear the air of mould and allergens. Find out more at Kuranda Healing Facebook page or website.

The smoothest trunk in the rainforest belongs to the kauri pine which has self-shedding bark to deter climbing plants. Stop at Red Peak Station on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for an awesome example of this beautiful species. Learn more on Skyrail Facebook.

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