News in Kuranda – February 2020

Barron Falls

The Barron Falls put on a magnificent show at the end of January after a week of monsoon rain bringing onlookers to vantage points including Kurandas Barron Falls Boardwalk or The Edge Lookout at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. We can’t wait for the heavens to open up again to see the Falls at their best! Watch Barron Falls January 2020 video here.

It’s great to see some of our favourite Kuranda stalls reopening after the Christmas break and surprising us with new things to do, shop, eat and see in the village. Kuranda is a melting pot of international flavours and cultures when it comes to food with choices including Israeli falafels, Vietnamese cuisine, German sausages, Latin American tacos, Japanese noodles and French crepes. Stop by for lunch in Kuranda and you won’t be disappointed.

Minibeasts Wildlife, International cuisine & discover rainforest milestones

Peppermint insects hatch – A second generation of peppermint stick insects has hatched alongside strong stick insects and crown stick insects at the Kuranda Visitor Information Centre’s display on loan from Minibeast Wildlife. Each week owner Alan Henderson, who has just finished working on a David Attenborough series on insects, spends an hour at the VIC feeding a giant water spider and a wolf spider as well as answering answers questions from visitors.

A taste of Israel – Falafellicious has moved to Therwine Street where cheeky owner Or is tempting passers-by with a taste of his authentic Israeli-style falafels. Served with a lemon and herb cabbage salad, tahini and Amba sauce, which is similar to mango chutney, but flavoured with fenugreek, the falafel comes in an amazing soft pitta pocket or in a lettuce bowl if you prefer gluten-free. Finish it off with Or’s homemade organic lemonade. Visit Falafellicious on trip advisor.

The Wet Tropics is the oldest rainforest in the world and some of its plants and animals are almost as ancient. The Rainforest Discovery Zone at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway’s Red Peak Station explains these extraordinary milestones. Cycads appeared 252 million years ago, the kauri pine you see as soon as you arrive at Red Peak has ancestors 210 million years old and cassowaries have been around for 45 million years. Visit Skyrail Rainforest Cableway website for more information.

News from around The Village

Congratulations to Frogs Restaurant for earning its seventh TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! Frogs Restaurant in Kuranda was established 1980 and still owned and operated by Terry and his family today. Visit Frogs Restaurant website for menu.

You can still catch British comedian Griff Rhys Jones on Kuranda Scenic Rail as part of Griff’s Great Australian Rail Trip on iView.

Recycle your takeaway coffee cups at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, the first attraction in the region to partner with Simply Cups Australia. Simply Cups is Australia’s first coffee cup recycling program, allowing businesses and schools to close the loop on coffee cups.

Did you know? The first Kuranda Paper was produced in July 1991 and still produced today by a team of Kuranda volunteers. Pour yourself a cuppa and enjoy all Kuranda Paper issues including the February 2020 edition.  Follow Kuranda paper on facebook.

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