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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Honeybee House

Speewah, Mareeba Area
From AU$150 - 190
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.

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.
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