Kuranda

Kuranda is a colourful village and artist haven, only 25 kilometres from Cairns and elevated 380 metres above sea level amidst tropical rainforest.

Things to do

Stand above the mighty Barron Falls – powering a hydro-electric station – or picnic at Lake Placid. Or, relax around a campfire and experience Indigenous Culture and learn to throw a boomerang.

You can also explore the art galleries and shop for handmade leather goods, jewellery and souvenirs, or have your fortune told at the popular daily markets. And then, join a guided tour of a butterfly sanctuary including the ‘engine room’ full of caterpillars. You can even cuddle a koala at a wildlife park.

How to get there

Wind through the cascading waterfalls and deep ravines aboard the historic scenic railway or experience the World Heritage–listed Wet Tropics Rainforest aboard a Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. You can also hire a car and self-drive or arrange a charter.

Plan your holiday

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Platypus Springs Rainforest Retreat

Kuranda, Mareeba Area
From AU$309 - 349
Tranquillity and Peace will surround you the moment you step into Platypus Springs Rainforest Retreat in Kuranda, Queensland, Australia. The Retreat is exclusively for one couple only - no more than two per stay.

Honeybee House

Speewah, Mareeba Area
From AU$130 - 170
Honeybee House is a fully furnished and self-contained two bedroom holiday home on five acres (2.2 hectares) of tropical gardens and rainforest, from which you can explore Kuranda, Cairns, Port Douglas and the Atherton Tablelands.
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