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

In bloom

In bloom

By Tourism Kuranda

20 Oct 2017

Visit the tropical rainforest of Barron Gorge National Park with Skyrail and you'll be treated to a beautiful display of various orchids in flower. Look up at Red Peak Station to see the impressive King Orchid (Thelychiton speciosus) on a branch over the boardwalk between the large kauri tree and the lookout. The King Orchid is a large species with a native range from Victoria to Cape York. Look closer at the garden at the front of the Smithfield terminal and you will see some more great examples of orchids.

Take a walk

Take a walk

By Tourism Kuranda

20 Oct 2017

The rain has finally arrived which means the rainforest has had a welcome wash down and will be spectacular. The one-hour Jum Rum Creek walk is an easy one for the whole family which takes you on a circuit from the Kuranda Village Information Centre, through the rainforest and along the Barron River. You can download a map and explore the many great walks around Kuranda village.

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Kuranda Official Map & Visitor's Guide 2017