About Tourism Kuranda

Getting to Kuranda

Getting to Kuranda

Kuranda truly is the Village in the Rainforest, situated 380m above sea-level on top of the McAlister Range, in the heart of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforests. Lush tree ferns line the roadside on the way into the village and numerous walking tracks and trails take you into the green surrounds, offering running streams, wide rivers and views over waterfalls and gorges.

Boasting spectacular scenery and natural beauty, just getting here is an experience in itself.

We look forward to seeing you at Kuranda The Village in the Rainforest.

Things To do

Things To do

Whether it’s a day or a weekend, there are a number of great ways to see Kuranda. Everybody likes to experience different things, so in addition to the comprehensive itineraries available, we have endeavoured to provide the approximate times required to partake in the many different activities that you can find in Kuranda.

Use the following list as a guide when planning your day; for more information regarding tour packages and time allocation for various activities contact the Kuranda Visitor information Centre on phone (07) 4093 9311, mobile 0407 758 645 or info@kuranda.org

Kuranda Markets

Kuranda Markets

Come and enjoy the Markets in the Rainforest

Kuranda is world famous for its markets. The Village in the Rainforest has two market locations, the Original Markets and the Heritage Markets, both of which are open every day of the year. Stalls offer a wide range of Aboriginal artefacts, handmade leather goods, wood and jewellery. Stall holders are happy to explain their craft and overseas posting is not a problem. Entertainment from wandering buskers may also be enjoyed.

Kuranda Accommodation

Kuranda Accommodation

Choose from units, cottages, an artist’s studio, cabins, dormitories, luxury rooms all with modern conveniences, or just sleep in a tent. Breakfast in bed, cook your own, or eat out. The choices for overnight comfort are varied, with tropical forest settings and access to water in pools and creeks adding to the experience.

After a busy day take the opportunity to relax at your accommodation and listen for Kuranda’s many night roaming creatures: wallabies, pademelons, bandicoots, flying foxes, owls and curlews and the “murdered woman”- the scrub hen. The wet season from December through to April is a time for frog music – the real sound of the tropical rainforest. All this is possible from your Kuranda accommodation hide-away.


News By Tourism Kuranda

See the nightlife

See the nightlife

By Tourism Kuranda

30 Nov 2016

Spotting nocturnal animals is difficult in the bush, so Kuranda Koala Gardens has opened a Nocturnal Wonders exhibit where visitors can see creatures of the night during the day. Especially popular are the two greater bilbies (pictured) as they are the only examples of this species in Tropical North Queensland. The greater bilby is a vulnerable and comes from the arid regions of Central Australia.

There is also an endangered northern bettong, ring-tailed possums and mahogany gliders plus a number of reptiles among the 20 animals. Staff anticipate the knob tailed geckoes might breed and the male ring tailed possum will have a girlfriend soon.

Night and day are reversed in the exhibit so people can see the animals during visiting hours. During the day the enclosure is in semi-darkness with coloured lights which animals don't see. Humans just need to let their eyes become accustomed to the low light so they can spy on the nocturnal animals. When the staff go home in the evenings floodlights are turned on so the animals sleep through the night.

New joeys

New joeys

By Tourism Kuranda

30 Nov 2016

Kuranda has a couple of cute new additions with a baby wombat at Kuranda Koala Gardens and a baby koala at Rainforestation Nature Park.

The Rainforestation joey has been named Iced Vovo, in keeping with the Park's tradition of naming new additions after Aussie desserts. The female joey was born to Tim Tam who last year had a joey called Lamington.

Visitors to the park can find Tim Tam and Iced Vovo in a newly refurbished koala enclosure, located next to the existing koala enclosure within the Koala & Wildlife Park.

Kuranda Koala Gardens went for a spicier option for their wombat joey who has been named Pepper. Pepper was born to mum, Poppy, in January and a competition was held to name the wombat joey.

Pepper emerged the clear winner over Polly and Peach, receiving 130 of 250 votes cast. As part of the naming competition, Kuranda's Emma Harling won a yearly pass to Koala Gardens, Birdworld and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

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