Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets

These markets had their humble beginnings in 1978 organized by a group of local hippy artists and crafts people. The original marketeers had to pay for the operation of their own train service for two seasons, to prove commercial viability of the service to the Queensland Railway Department. These markets put Kuranda on the map, cementing its reputation as an exotic rainforest destination for local and international visitors.

Today the Original 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.

  • Renovated in 2005 this market has lost none of its rustic charm
  • Strong eco-conscious ethic with organic, recycled, natural, holistic and remedial products available
  • Local crafts people display their beautifully hand crafted wares. Hand picked and made just for you.
  • Featuring tropical gardens to walk through
  • Gourmet regional fare using the freshest of local produce and ingredients
  • Contemporary arts, great clothing, jewelry, homemade food products and much more
  • Even a mini golf course

Free Fossil and Gemstone Museum

Two storey high unique Dinosaur Skelton, fossil and gemstone museum, gift shop, gemstones, crystals and jewellery. Free Admission.
Emu Ridge Gallery is the most photographed attraction in all of Kuranda, famous for our fossils and gemstone museum and also our star attraction of the only Queensland life-sized Allosaurus! A perfected 9 meter replica of the Allosaurus entangled around the staircase shared and loved by many people who traveled all over the world just to and come see it!Not to mention a group of investigator palaeontologists.

Mini Golf

A 9 Hole Mini Golf Course in the middle of the Original Rainforest Markets. 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.


Address Information

7-11 Therwin Street, Kuranda QLD 4881 Australia
4093 9440 OR 0408 728 711

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