Sweet Kuranda

Satisfying your sweet tooth is easily done at Kuranda where sugary treats, home-made ice creams and other sweet delights are around every corner.

Colourful confectionary is on display and, if you’re lucky, being made in front of you at the Kuranda Candy Kitchen. Watch the staff stretch, pull and tug the candy before shaping it into old fashioned humbugs, fruit rock candy flavoured with the likes of mango and pineapple or luscious chocolate filled candy.

The Kuranda Home-made Tropical Fruit Ice Cream van is a popular spot on a hot afternoon. “Our most popular flavours are mango, passionfruit, strawberry, coffee and walnut, macadamia, rum and raisin, tropical, banana, lemon, chocolate and vanilla. Our mango ice cream is more famous in Japan than it is here as every year we get a film crew coming over and featuring it,” owners Cliff and Betty Timms say.

There’s always a buzz at the Honey House in Kuranda where the resident swarm of bees spend their days demonstrating their honey making skills to visitors. Owner Trish Green has been expanding her range with new product lines including infused honeys.

“The honey I stock is raw, it is not heat treated, not filtered and not blended. The bees do such a good job, there is no need to change what they produce. I know which hives my products have been harvested from so I can label them according to their floral source or, if they have multiple sources, according to the area it comes from.”

Kuranda Fudge Bar and Tea Room owner Hope Pulis makes a buttery fudge in around 36 flavours with traditional favourites as well as tropical variations such as choc mango. She also hand churns ice cream, whips up traditional scones and decorates pretty cakes to tempt diners.

The Stillwater Workshop produces an old fashioned sweet called a kiss, a soft candy free of artificial flavours, colours and gluten. Owners Kim and Lesle Kaniganan use a traditional sweet making machine which cuts and wraps the sweets which will have you coming back for more.

There’s also a range of cafes and restaurants located throughout Kuranda servicing up delicious sweet treats, to tempt all taste buds. For more information on the many attractions and things to see, do and eat in Kuranda the Village in the Rainforest, please contact our Visitor Information Centre on (07) 4093 9311.

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