June News

Now that the temperature has dropped in June the fires have been lit in Kuranda!  Check out the accommodation on Kuranda’s new website to find a fireplace perfect for two! The latest news this month is the exciting announcement that Xavier Rudd will be performing at the Kuranda Amphitheatre on August 18. A show not to be missed so get your tickets quick!

Wildlife in Kuranda & More

New animal displays at Kuranda Koala Gardens with adorable long nosed potoroos, including a newly hatched joey, are enjoying the extra room in the new Aussie Bush Collection display. An outdoor reptile exhibit has also been added with the two new open spaces allowing you to get much closer to koalas, blue tongue lizards and bearded dragons.

Planting for wildlife. The Edge Lookout is surrounded by vegetation that encourages wildlife, including cassowaries and musky rat kangaroos, to populate the Barron Gorge. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway selected plants like Little Evodia, which attracts the blue Ulysses butterfly, as part of its commitment to revegetate the area after building the lookout. Read more about it on the Skyrail website.

Rainforestation has welcomed two rescue koalas from Australia Zoo where they were being treated. Their injuries mean they are unable to live in the wild.

News From Around The Village

Inspired by the rainforest. The leaves and butterflies of the rainforest are inspiring the latest jewellery designs by Javier Pava Madrid at the Original Kuranda Rainforest Market. Javia sources many of the stones for his macramé designs from central America. This stone is kyanite which is one of only two minerals that do not accumulate negative energy. Get on Facebook for more information.

Dip a churro. Have you got a sweet or a savoury tooth? Cassowary Churros Café at the Original Kuranda Rainforest Market has both covered with churros and twisted potatoes on the menu. Churros are a fried dough pastry originating from Portugal and Spain where they are dipped in hot chocolate for breakfast. Perfect for these cooler days!

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