Numerous of spectacular attractions are waiting for you.
Kuranda is surrounded by tropical Rainforest and adjacent to the Wet Tropics World Heritage listed Barron Gorge National Park.
This picturesque mountain retreat village is just 25km North-West of Cairns and a popular tourist destination due to it’s beauty.
Travelling can be done via Kuranda’s Historic Scenic Railway, car, bus or with an organised tour.
Back in the late 60’s the village was known for it’s alternative lifestyle.
Historic Buildings from the villages past now house a variety of upmarket restaurants, cafes and bars.
Therefore it is still laid back though with a style and sophistication that sets it apart from other Cairns Highlands Attractions.
The shops and markets offer exotically hand crafted goods and some amazing Aboriginal artefacts.
- The Koala Gardens
- The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
- Kuranda Bird World
- The Venom Museum
- Emu Ridge Gallery / Fossil and Gemstone Museum
- Barron Gorge Walks
- Barron Falls
- And the breathtaking lookouts such as Glacier Rock
Another recommendation is to go see traditional Aboriginal dancers perform.
Travel on a riverboat on the mighty Barron River or join an Army Duck ride through the rainforest.
With lot’s of shops Kuranda is a well known day destination but to truly enjoy the ambience this village has to offer you have to stay a few nights.
Whether you are looking for a cosy bed & breakfast, a good hotel or backpackers Kuranda has enough to offer.
While there are many ways to visit, one of our customers favourites is the Scenic Train & Skyrail daytrip.