Kuranda Rainforest

Welcome to Paradise – Tropical North Queensland. Discover the exotic tropical flavors, unique wildlife and outdoor pursuits that make the Atherton Tablelands and Kuranda such a great place to visit.

Best Kuranda Rainforest Day Tours

The picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda Village is just 25km northwest of Cairns and is surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest. Kuranda is well known as the Village in the Rainforest. People flock to this tiny village to enjoy the stunning natural beauty and the relaxed atmosphere of the local markets, selling unique souvenirs and gift items.

Make sure you allow plenty of time to visit some of Kuranda’s world-renowned attractions and activities, which include koalas, butterflies, native and exotic birds, kangaroos, reptiles, some of the worlds most venomous snakes. You can see traditional Aboriginal dancers perform, travel on a riverboat along the mighty Barron River, get your photo taken holding a koala, feed wallabies and explore an amazing gemstone museum.

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly light aviary and exhibit in Australia and the southern hemisphere – an all-weather experience in the heart of Kuranda.

The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest; steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls within the World Heritage listed Barron Gorge National Park.

The award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park is situated five minutes from Kuranda Village, and half an hour from Cairns.

Skyrail is a unique rainforest experience taking you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest. Glide just meters above the canopy in Skyrail’s comfortable six-person gondola cabins, enjoying spectacular views of the rainforest, tropical Cairns, the Coral Sea and the lush Cairns Highland.

For anyone visiting Queensland’s far north, a Kuranda tour is a must! Located just 25 kilometres to the west of Cairns, Kuranda is a picturesque mountain village surrounded by a spectacular World Heritage listed rainforest. This lush area can be explored on a Kuranda Rainforest tour and offers visitors the opportunity to encounter some wonderful wildlife. Teeming with beautiful birds, butterflies, and a host of other well known Australian creatures, the region is a must-see for all animal lovers.

The scenic Kuranda area boasts a number of attractions, including historic buildings located in the village, upmarket restaurants, and a variety of excellent cafes and bars. On a typical Kuranda tour, you will have the chance to shop in the village’s boutique stores, sample great food, and enjoy relaxing guided walks to scenic locations such the remarkable Barron Falls.

Kuranda Rainforest Tour Highlights

  • Kuranda’s historic scenic railway
  • The breathtaking Skyrail gondola – the world’s longest rainforest cableway that affords amazing views
  • Riverboat cruises on the Barron River
  • The fascinating Tjapukai Cultural Park
  • The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Birdworld
  • The Koala Gardens

Choose an exciting Kuranda tour from below and make a booking today to discover all the highlights this spectacular region has to offer! For more information, call Last Minute Day Tours now on 1300 24 24 88.