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Half the fun of visiting the quaint mountain town of Kuranda is getting there! Jump aboard the historic scenic railway, ride the skyrail, or hire a car and take a splendid drive through the winding hills from Cairns.

Kuranda offers a feast of artistic, wildlife, shopping and dining pursuits. Order local seafood at a palm-shaded outdoor cafe, then visit the Original Kuranda Rainforest Market for incense and hippie chic. The Kuranda Arts Co-op specializes in locally crafted artworks and pottery, the Heritage Markets has jewelry and opals, and the New Kuranda Markets sells didgeridoos, boomerangs and other souvenirs of indigenous Australia.

Croc-spotting cruises head out from Kuranda along the Barron River, signed walking trails lead through the rain forest, and all sorts of animals are corralled in these parts – cuddle a koala, spot flutterbys at the butterfly sanctuary, see big cats at the wildlife reserve, or hang out with feathered friends at BirdWorld.

Practical Info

Kuranda is 25 km (15 miles) northwest of Cairns. You can drive here in around 15 minutes, or take the 90-minute Skyrail or the Scenic Railway, which takes just under two hours. For a less spectacular but cheaper option, catch a Kuranda shuttle bus from Cairns' transit center.

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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Be dazzled by more than 1,500 tropical jewel-colored butterflies at the Australia Butterfly Sanctuary. Located in the heart of Kuranda, the Australian ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $18.04

Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

4.5 star rating: Recommended 218 Reviews

Experience the rainforest beauty of Far North Queensland on a scenic day trip from Cairns. Ride the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and choose from a variety ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 7.5 - 10 hours

From USD $147.20

Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour and Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 96 Reviews

Hit the rails, the rainforest, the sky and the reef in an action-packed day trip from Cairns! You'll take the Kuranda Scenic Railway from Cairns, go shopping ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Palm Cove and Northern Beaches, Australia
Duration: 9 - 10 hours

From USD $436.85

2-Day Reef and Rainforest Package Combo: Green Island Cruise and Kuranda Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 45 Reviews

Your 2-Day Reef and Rainforest Package Combo will take you to the two extremes of Tropical North Queensland during your stay in Cairns. Spend a day ...  Read more

Location: Cairns and Northern Beaches, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $314.34

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

4.5 star rating: Recommended 38 Reviews

Enjoy the tranquility of the rainforest as you soar above the canopy aboard the Skyrail on a day trip to Kuranda from Cairns. Choose from a variety of options ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 7.5 - 10 hours

From USD $147.20

Cairns Super Saver: Great Barrier Reef Cruise plus Kuranda Scenic Railway plus Cape Tribulation Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Over three days, experience the best of tropical Far North Queensland! Go diving or snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway and ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $380.81

Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore Australia's World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest at the Rainforestation Nature Park in Kuranda. The park is set on 100 acres (40 hectares) of ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $42.73

4-Day Cairns and Great Barrier Reef Tour

Spend the day on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, visit an Aboriginal culture park and ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to Kuranda on this fabulous ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $676.16

Skip the Line: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Experience the ultimate Kuranda visit with a skip-the-line ticket for the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Kuranda Skyrail, plus Gold Class service on the Kuranda ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $197.53

Barron Gorge, Kuranda and Beaches 20-Minute Helicopter Tour

What could be better than a helicopter tour from Cairns? From the vantage point of a helicopter, you'll have unforgettable views of majestic Barron Gorge ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Northern Beaches and Palm Cove, Australia
Duration: 20 minutes (approx.)

From USD $272.55

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