About Kuranda Village

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 Kuranda Village

Rainforest assists rivers

Rainforest assists rivers

By Kuranda Village

26 Feb 2018

Did you know that without the rainforests that cover the tops of our mountains, our creeks and rivers would not flow all year around? Skyrail Rainforest Cableway environment ranger Mike Gaia says that as clouds move through high altitude rainforests, the moisture within them condenses on plants in a process known as cloud stripping."Studies have found that plants at high altitude can harvest some 30-40% more moisture from clouds even when it is not raining. These studies have also revealed that cloud forests contribute much more moisture to waterways than lower altitude forests because trees at higher altitudes grow slower and therefore use less of the harvested water."

Colourful creatures

Colourful creatures

By Kuranda Village

26 Feb 2018

People from all over Australia send in questions to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda. One query was about why there are so many caterpillar eggs can be seen, but few larvae. According to the Sanctuary, caterpillars are like a protein bullet for many creatures. "Only 1-2% of butterfly eggs will become an adult. If all the eggs were successful, there would be no food plant left for the next generation. Compare this to the human female, who produces approximately 480 eggs. The average number of children per family is 2.5 or less than 2% for our species." Pictured is a fruit piercing moth caterpillar found in the Sanctuary garden. We can't wait to see a picture of the adult when it emerges.

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