The picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda Village is just 25 kilometres northwest of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia. It is a vibrant little town surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest. Travelling to Kuranda is a highlight in itself. Visitors can travel to Kuranda on Kuranda's Historic Scenic Railway, by car or bus, via the spectacular Kuranda Road, or above the rainforest canopy on Skyrail - the world's longest rainforest Cableway.... more
Kuranda has come a long way from its initial origins as a centre for those choosing an alternative lifestyle in the late 1960s. Historic buildings from the villages past now house a variety of up market restaurants, cafes and bars. It is still laid back, but with a style and sophistication that sets it apart from other Cairns Highlands Venues and Attractions.
Kuranda's shops and markets with their exotically handcrafted goods, Aboriginal artifacts, restaurants and coffee shops make Kuranda a well known day destination, but to truly enjoy the ambience this village has to offer you really have to stay a few nights. Whether you are looking for a cosy bed and breakfast, a well maintained multi-choice accommodation and camping park, a hotel that when you step inside you feel like you are back in the 1920s, a gorgeous resort or a backpacker's hostel, you'll find it in Kuranda.
Take the time to visit some of Kuranda's many first class nature based tourist attractions, which include koalas, butterflies, native and exotic birds, kangaroos and reptiles. There are wonderful walking tracks which meander through magnificent rainforest and which are breathtaking when in flood. You can also see traditional Aboriginal dancers perform, travel on a riverboat on the mighty Barron River on join an Army Duck ride through the rainforest.... less
Children are welcome.
Disability facilities available.
Kuranda is a well established tourist destination and is visited daily by many of the major tour operators in North Queensland. The tour companies generally package up Kuranda with a number of other tourism products in the area. Please ensure when making bookings, that the tour you select, includes adequate time for you to take in all the village has to offer.
How To Get There
Kuranda is a 30 minute drive from Cairns, via the spectacular Kuranda Range. You take the Captain Cook Highway north from Cairns Airport. At the Smithfield Shopping Centre take a left hand turn to begin your ascent up the range. The road is well maintained, but is windy in parts. Take the time to have a breather at the Henry Ross Lookout. Enjoy the magnificent views over Cairns and the Coral Sea. Continue your journey. After you cross the Barron River the Kuranda turn off is about one kilometre up on the left hand side.
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