October News in Kuranda

Cassowaries are on the move in Kuranda and checking out what visitors are up to. Guests at Kuranda Rainforest Journeys and on the Kuranda Riverboat were treated to great photo opportunities this month. Kozilla offers a photo opportunity of a different kind – a selfie with a very big attraction that allows you to help with wildlife conservation. Kuranda is also where you can easily practise cutting emissions by taking the new electric Tropic Wings bus and dining out on plant-based food.

News From Around The Village

Top tour guide Cass is leading the way for this ATV tour group at Kuranda Rainforest Journeys. The group was exploring the pioneering history at Barron Falls Estate which is home to the oldest rainforest on earth and exotic fruit orchards. Cassowaries love native tropical fruits so Cass was probably heading into the rainforest for lunch. To book at tour, visit the website.

Elvis the cassowary has been taking his chicks on outings to check out who is travelling on the Kuranda Riverboat. They were a bit nervous at first but were soon at home! Follow these adorable little chicks on their adventures on Kuranda Riverboats Facebook page.

Cuddle a giant koala at Kuranda Koala Gardens. Guests can now step into the embrace of a giant koala with the arrival of a 2.7m sculpture nicknamed Kozilla. Real koala cuddles are still available if you wish to purchase a photo. Take a selfie with Kozilla and contribute to wildlife conservation through the North Queensland Wildlife Trust.

Kuranda village is foodie heaven if you’re looking for plant-based cafes. Bondi vet Dr Chris Brown is a fan of Falafellicious and when you tuck into their freshly baked pita wrap loaded with fresh salad and falafel you will understand why! Make sure you enjoy it with the homemade lemonade for a naturally delicious lunch. Falafellicious is located in the Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets.

Jazz music, Electric bus arrives in Kuranda & More

Frank Brasileiro and The Bossas will be playing Jazz at Café Mandala on November 24 from 11am to 2pm. Watch there LIVE video last Sunday.

Electric bus arrives in Kuranda – The first 100% electric bus in Australian tourism has made its inaugural trip to Kuranda. Owned by the CaPTA Group, the bus will be used for their Tropic Wings Day Tour from Cairns to Kuranda as well as for shuttling guests between the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Rainforestation Nature Park. The full story is here.

Are you feeling the end-of year pressures build before Christmas? Throw in the towel and escape to Platypus Springs, a private retreat on 100 acres of Kuranda rainforest.

Kuranda Amphitheatre is holding a membership drive for the community venue with a curry night under the stars on November 2. For more information visit Facebook page.

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