May News

As we slide towards the cooler months in Kuranda, there’s lots of things heating up to get you excited about. So here’s all the news and events, from our May newsletter. Kicking things off, we were very excited to recently have celebrity vet Dr Harry Cooper from Channel Seven’s Better Homes and Gardens show in Kuranda. He took viewers to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary last week, to learn about the life cycle of butterflies. The Sanctuary has a new food plant walk showing the different plants its 3,000 caterpillars of around 20 species like to eat. Click here to see what all the fuss is about.

News From Around The Village

Spice up breakfast at La Fonda Latina. Forget bacon and toast with your eggs, try brekkie South American style with beans and arepas made from ground maize flour. Chefs Pava Madrid from Panama and Juan Camelo from Colombia are dishing up breakfast from 8am in the Original Kuranda Rainforest Market. Stay up to date with their latest culinary creations on Facebook.

Take a dinosaur selfie. Kuranda is the only place in Tropical North Queensland where you can get a selfie with a dinosaur. The 9m-long life-size Allosaurus skeleton at Emu Ridge Gallery’s Fossil and Gemstone Museum is a meat-eating Carnosaur, the same species that caused Winton’s Lark Quarry Dinosaur stampede.

Recycled, upcycled fashion. Top brand denims and funky accessories are among the upcycled and vintage sustainable fashion at ReLove Clothing in the Original Kuranda Rainforest Market. Check them out on Facebook.

Treat yourself for dinner. Grab a juicy schnitzel at The Barron Falls Hotel instead of cooking at the end of the week. The hotel at 34 Coondoo St is now open for dinner on Fridays from 5pm to 7pm. Follow them on Facebook to see their daily specials and latest news.

Kuranda Music, Events & More

The local lads from Zennith get ready to drop a new clip. Stay tuned for the latest clip from reggae band Zennith, featuring Kuranda locals Astro and Eden. The lads filmed it at the Original Kuranda Rainforest Market. Stay up to date with them on Facebook.

Chamber Philharmonia Cologne. Tickets are available for the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne concerts on July 6 and 7 at St Saviour’s Anglican Church Kuranda. Get on Facebook for more information.

Download a rainforest guide. Don’t wonder what the tree outside your Skyrail gondola is, find out by downloading the Skyrail Interpretive App. The audio guide for your cableway journey through the world’s oldest rainforest has a timed commentary of the flora and fauna you will encounter in spectacular Barron Gorge. Read more about it on the Skyrail website.

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