Kuranda is world famous for its markets. The Village in the Rainforest has two market locations, the Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets and the Heritage Markets, both of which are open every day of the year. Stalls offer a wide range of Aboriginal artefacts, handmade leather goods, wood and jewellery. Stall holders are happy to explain their craft and overseas posting is not a problem. Entertainment from wandering buskers may also be enjoyed.
Finding the Kuranda markets is easy, with convenient signage throughout the village and open 7 days a week. Adjacent to the Park, both markets cater to the art lover. Opals, the finest in the world, and what a selection is here. Browsing at the bookstall while munching on fresh Queensland macadamia nuts does no-one any harm. A variety of delicious food staves off the hunger pangs. Surely your fortune reading will be favourable! Unusual souvenirs, made in Kuranda, are in abundance for young and old. Music is in the air, ask for your favourites, and watch the deft hand of the portrait maker working his magic. A taste of honey, tropical fruit juices and ice-cream are a great way to round off a pleasant market experience.
Make sure you experience the best of Kuranda without having to rush. It’s recommended you allow at least three hours to explore the markets, which will give you enough time to browse, explore and refresh at one of the cafes and restaurants.
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