Explore Kuranda


  • Kuranda - Village in the rainforest

    Whether you arrive by Kuranda Scenic Railway or Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, make sure you plan to stay a while and experience everything Kuranda Village has to offer. Kuranda offers an amazing rainforest experience with spectacular scenic walks and some amazing wildlife attractions and activities. The famous Kuranda markets and village shopping has something for everyone and a wide range of restaurants and cafes offers relaxed outdoor dining and a taste sensation to suit most discerning taste buds.

    Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

    ​Most passengers complement their rail journey with a trip on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. This experience presents a very different view of the rainforest and the Barron Gorge. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Australia, is a world first in environmental tourism taking you on an amazing experience over Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest.

    For more information, visit Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (opens in new tab).

  • Rainforestation  


    Rainforestation Nature Park, Kuranda is a 40 hectare tourist attraction in the midst of World Heritage rainforest. Rainforestation is five minutes from the Kuranda Village. Rainforestation has three exciting attractions including; Army Duck Tropical Rainforest Tour and Tropical Fruit Orchard Tour, Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and Koala and Wildlife Park.

    For more information, visit Rainforestation Nature Park (opens in new tab).

  • Koala Gardens

    A boutique wildlife attraction situated in Kuranda Heritage Markets. See koalas and take the opportunity to 'Cuddle a Koala' (extra cost applies includes digital photo). Visit the walk through “Reptile House”; meet wallabies, wombats, crocodiles and more.

    For more information, visit Koala Gardens (opens in new tab).

  • Birdworld

    Join the birds in their beautiful world as you immerse yourself in their rainforest habitat. Free flying around you are species from the vanishing rainforests of the world, including some of Australia's most precious and beautiful birds.

    For more information, visit Birdworld (opens in new tab).  

  • Butterfly Sanctuary

    The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary's 3666 cubic metre aviary is home to over 1500 magnificent tropical butterflies, all local to the area, including the electric blue Ulysses butterfly and the largest butterfly in Australia, the Cairns or Australian Birdwing.

    For more information, visit Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (opens in new tab).  

  • Barron Gorge National Park

    Rugged mountain scenery, steep ravines, tumbling waterfalls, rich wildlife and tropical rainforest make Barron Gorge one of Queensland's most popular and picturesque parks. The park has the most accessible rainforest close to Cairns. Open woodland, grassland and heath also grow in the park.

  • Kuranda Visitor Information Centre

    The Kuranda Visitor Information Centre is an accredited centre, offering a wealth of local and regional knowledge. Its volunteers are able to advise and help you plan your time in the village and assist in booking tours in the region.

    For more information, visit Kuranda Visitor Information Centre (opens in new tab).

  • Kuranda Heritage Markets

    Come and enjoy the market in the rainforest! Attractions at the Kuranda Heritage Market include: Souvenirs - from toys to well-priced opals, boomerangs, Authentic and locally painted Didgeridoos with free lessons available for everyone.
    1. Local Art & Crafts - from timber to precious metals, jewellery, fashion garments to puzzles
    2. Food & Drinks - snacks, sit-down meals, Thai noodles, tasty vegetarian, a tropical beer garden.
    3. Entertainment - from the extreme to the cultural, organised or just happening!
    For more information, visit Kuranda Heritage Markets (opens in new tab).

  • Many of the above attractions can be included in your day as part of our Kuranda Scenic Railway Tour Packages. View our Tour Packages.
  • Images courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.