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Tour code: 5457RFS
Explore Kuranda's Rainforestation Nature Park, a 100-acre (40-hectare) tropical rainforest and World Heritage site located within five minutes of Kuranda village, accessible from Cairns. Your admission ticket to this family-friendly attraction includes three eco-experiences: get up close to Australia's native animals at the Koala and Wildlife Park; ride the amphibious Army Duck on a unique rainforest tour; watch an Aboriginal Dance Show at the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and take a Dreamtime Walk. 


  • Explore Australia's World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest at Kuranda’s Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Cruise through the waterways and along dirt tracks in an amphibious all-terrain vehicle on the Army Duck Rainforest Tour
  • Get up close to unique native animals at the Koala and Wildlife Park
  • Learn about Aboriginal culture at the Pamagirri Aborignal Experience

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What You Can Expect

Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park

Rainforestation Nature Park's unique attractions

Located within five minutes of Kuranda village, the UNESCO-listed Rainforestation Nature Park is accessible from Cairns by road or by the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway or the Kuranda Scenic Railway (transport is not included). Your admission ticket includes the following tours and experiences: Koala and Wildlife Park, Army Duck Rainforest Tour and Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience.

Upgrade for a pass that also includes general admission to three Tropical North attractions: Cairns Wildlife Dome, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary.

Koala and Wildlife Park (30 Minutes)
Take a walk with the keepers along the boardwalks at the Koala and Wildlife Park for a close-up view of Australia's native animals. See crocodiles, wallabies and the shy cassowary foraging for food. For an additional cost (payable direct), you can have your picture taken holding a cuddly koala or even a small crocodile! Talks and demonstrations are available throughout the day.

Army Duck (1 Hour)
There’s no better way to see the rainforest than in an Army Duck. This all-terrain, amphibious World War II Army Duck will have you driving down dirt tracks and cruising the waterways. As you traverse part of the property on your unforgettable 45-minute rainforest tour, your knowledgeable Duck Captain / guide will point out and explain the native flora and fauna. Army Duck tours depart six times daily.

Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience (1 Hour)
Gain insight into the world's longest-living culture, that of the Australian Aborigines. Hear the Dreamtime stories, watch a corroboree (traditional dance) performance, and learn how to throw a boomerang or play the didgeridoo. The Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience includes the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance Show, held in the Rainforest Amphitheatre daily, and the Dreamtime Walk conducted either before or after the show. 


Upgrade to the 4 Park Pass for unlimited fun at 4 top attractions: Save over 20% on the single entry price by combining your visit to Rainforestation Naure Park with the following attractions.

Cairns Wildlife Dome: Discover the sights and sounds of the rainforest right in the heart of Cairns at the Cairns Wildlife Dome. See native birds fly freely around you in the glass-enclosed rooftop dome, get eye to eye with Goliath the saltwater crocodile, and meet the reptiles, wallabies and koalas.

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas: Get up close to Australian native flora and fauna at Wildlife Habitat located just outside of Port Douglas. There are three different environments to explore – the Wetlands, Rainforest and Grasslands, each with unique habitats.

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
: Located in the heart of Kuranda, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary in Australia. This unique all-weather attraction is home to over 1,500 magnificent tropical butterflies.

Please note: You do not need to visit all the attractions in the one day. Entry for subsequent attractions is valid for one month from the date of entry for the first attraction.

Customer Reviews

Franklin D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Park guides were terrific!

Imogen V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Compact rainforest. Aboriginal experience was fab- dancing, didgeridoos, boomerangs and spear throwing! Army DUKW tour with very knowledgeable guide. I CUDDLED A KOALA (which you can only do in Queensland as they are not endangered there). Saw a huge croc and petted a kangaroo. Brilliant day out :).

Margaret C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This place was the cheapest place we went to in cairns and it was the best. Excellent value for money.the staff were careing and helpful.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Beautiful scenery and a great opportunity for photos!

Glenda J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Excellent park to visit with lots of variety and things to do.


4 star rating: Recommended February 2016

Great experience for someone who loves nature.

Angela R

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2014

I booked my train ride to/ from Kuranda on-line, outside this package. The train ride from Cairns to Kuranda is awesome. Struggled with information on how to get from the Kuranda Train Station to the Kuranda Rainforestation which is outside/ bus ride from the little town of Kuranda. Information showed be added in the details of this package to help consumers understand that they have to take a bus from the train station to the town and another bus from the town to the Kuranda Rainforest. We lost some of the time we needed to enjoy this full package by trying to understand how to get to the Rainforest destination.

Michelle A

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2012

The park was smaller than we'd anticipated, but we still enjoyed it.


2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better May 2016

The park is ok, the duck boats are not worth doing.

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