Kuranda Markets
Kuranda Markets

Kuranda the Village in the Rainforest

The picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda Village is just 25km  northwest of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia and is  surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest. Visitors can travel on Kuranda’s Historic Scenic Railway or by car or bus, via the  spectacular Kuranda Range Road or over the rainforest on Skyrail  Rainforest Cableway.

Kuranda has come a long way from its initial origins as a  centre for those choosing an alternative lifestyle in the late 60’s.  Historic Buildings from the villages past now house a variety of  upmarket 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 artefacts, 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 1920’s, a gorgeous resort or a  backpackers hostel, you’ll find it in Kuranda.

Kuranda Scenic Railway-Australia-tours
Kuranda Scenic Railway Queensland

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. Don’t miss the famous Barron  Falls, which are breathtaking. You can also see traditional Aboriginal  dancers perform, travel on a riverboat on the mighty Barron River or  join an Army Duck ride through the rainforest.