Things To Do

Kuranda Scenic Rail

Take a unique journey through ancient World Heritage-Listed rainforest on the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Kuranda Station Tea Rooms serve a range of snacks and light meal options including our legendary mango smoothies.


Kuranda Koala Gardens

Located in the Kuranda Heritage Markets on Rob Veivers Drive, our boutique wildlife park features the best of Australian wildlife. Kuranda Koala Gardens is one of few places in North Queensland where you can pat a friendly Koala for a large souvenir photo (extra cost). Besides many Koalas, the park is home to wombats, quokkas, gliders, and freshwater crocodiles. Hand-feed our tame kangaroos and wallabies, then discover ‘creatures of the night’ in our walk-thru nocturnal exhibit.

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Bird World Kuranda

The north’s largest free-flight aviary is located next door to Kuranda Koala Gardens. Birdworld Kuranda is home to over 350 native and exotic birds, including friendly parrots and colourful macaws. Surround yourself in a lush tropical rainforest meeting water birds, finches, pigeons, cockatoos, and the majestic cassowary.

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Friends In The Rainforest

Experience two great wildlife attractions, Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld Kuranda for one great price! Conveniently located in the Kuranda Heritage Markets on Rob Veivers Drive. Purchase the tickets at either attraction.

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Kuranda Wildlife Experience

3 wildlife attractions for 1 great price! Kuranda Koala Gardens, Birdworld Kuranda and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, which is home to more than 1,500 superb tropical butterflies including the spectacular Ulysses in a free-flying habitat.

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Jumrum Creek Conservation Park

Explore a tropical rainforest in the heart of Kuranda Village. The short 750m one-way walk can be accessed from Barang Street or Barron Falls Road. Discover climbing palms, giant Liana vines and ancient trees. The park is habitat for the endangered Kuranda Tree Frog.

River and Rainforest Walk

3 walks in 1. The River Walk, Jungle Walk and Jum Rum Trail link together to create a 3km (45-60 min) walk following the banks of the Barron River before entering the tropical rainforest. Cross over the railway lines at the station, take the steps to the river and walk downstream. Walk exits at Coondoo St near the Visitor Centre.

Barron Falls

Visit one of Queensland’s most popular National Parks. The 1200 metre return walk (40 minutes) winds through lush rainforest on elevated boardwalks before arriving at the lookout, overlooking the mighty Barron Falls. A wheelchair is accessible with assistance.

Davies Creek Falls

The turnoff to Davies Creek National Park is approx. 21 km from Kuranda. Drive towards Mareeba on the Kennedy Highway. Take the left turn then drive 6 km to the campground and the numerous swimming holes amongst huge granite boulders. Continue on up the mountain to the waterfall car park. The 1.1km circuit track takes you to the top of the 75m waterfall.

Kuranda Explorer

The Kuranda Explorer package includes three great attractions: Birdworld Kuranda, Kuranda Koala Gardens and the Kuranda Riverboat. Explore the mighty Barron River on a 45-minute cruise of a tropical rainforest river, that is both relaxing and informative. Bookings are essential, as space is limited.

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Kuranda Rainforest Journeys

Engage all of your senses to explore a secluded property atop the magnificent Barron Falls on our unique ATV tour. Discover the Ancient Tropical Rainforest, an exotic fruit orchard (with tastings when in season) and fascinating pioneer history. The excellent chance of meeting a cassowary whilst on this tour makes it an unforgettable experience!


Kuranda Riverboat Tours

Cruise the tranquil waters of the world's most ancient tropical rainforest. Enjoy the peaceful serenity of the Barron River while your guide shares their knowledge of this unique area. The river is home to a host of wildlife including freshwater crocodiles, turtles, water dragons and fish, together with many species of tropical birds.  There may even be a cassowary sighting during your cruise. Great photo opportunities on all cruises!


Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Embark on a fascinating journey and unlock the secrets of the oldest tropical rainforest on earth.

Discover a unique perspective of Australia's Wet Tropics World Heritage Area as you glide above the canopy before descending to explore the rainforest close up at Red Peak and Barron Falls. Meet the Skyrail Rangers, our rainforest storytellers, enjoy commentary via the Skyrail Interpretive App & Audio Guide and be amazed by the spectacular panoramic views of the Barron Gorge and Falls from The Edge Lookout. Add some historic charm and include Kuranda Scenic Railway, for the ultimate day in the ancient rainforest!