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See and Aboriginal cultural dance performance at Rainforestation Nature Park

Cairns Best Value Kuranda Tour - from Cairns 

The original and most iconic Cairns rainforest tour at unbeatable prices.

These great value Kuranda tour packages offer so much more in a Cairns day tour than you would expect. 

Combine Rainforestation Nature Park with the iconic Kuranda Train and Scenic Railway for an experience to remember.

These may be the best Kuranda tours in Cairns with bonus inclusions to make sure you see and experience all of the attractions on offer on our Kuranda tours.

Your Journey Begins  

With a pick-up from your accommodation in Cairns on our 100% electric bus, you'll be taken to Rainforestation Nature Park for the very first part of your Kuranda tour.

The exact time will be communicated upon booking and is dependent on where you're staying.  

We also provide hosts and hostesses at all points of your Kuranda day tour.  

Rainforestation Nature Park Kuranda


Visit Rainforestation Nature Park and explore the rainforest on land and in water on a World War 2 Army Duck. Join a wildlife keeper for a guided tour of the Koala & Wildlife Park and cuddle koalas, see Tasmanian Devils, crocodiles and the endangered Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo and Cassowary. Hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies.

Learn about authentic Indigenous culture on the award-winning Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience. Join a Dreamtime Walk spanning a didgeridoo playing presentation, spear throwing presentation and boomerang throwing. Watch a traditional Indigenous dance performance.

Time to Explore Kuranda Village


Once you've arrived in Kuranda you'll understand why it's referred to as the 'Village in the Rainforest'.

Surrounded by lush greenery, the village attracted an influx of those seeking an alternative lifestyle in the 60s.

This sentiment remains today and is reflected in its thriving arts culture.

Enveloped by World Heritage Rainforest, spend your time soaking up the surrounding nature. 

Wander by the river, go deeper into the rainforest, or meander your way around town, ending at the markets; a must-do when visiting.

Or explore one of the top tourist attractions, including Birdworld Kuranda, home to more than 60 species of tropical birds; Australia’s largest butterfly sanctuary, with over 1500 butterflies; and the Koala Gardens where you can cuddle a koala and hand feed wallabies.  

Whilst you are there you may like to take a Barron River cruise making sure you keep your eyes peeled for crocodiles, turtles, and water dragons. 

Kuranda Village is also a haven for those who love a sweet treat. From homemade tropical ice-cream to fudge, scones, cakes, and shortbread, you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Pair it with a coffee made from locally-grown and roasted beans. There are plenty of lunch options, just pick one of the many cafes located throughout the village. 

Once your time in Kuranda Village is over head to the Kuranda Train Station at the bottom of Kuranda Village for your return leg back to Cairns. 

The Kuranda Train - Scenic Railway 

Built more than 120 years ago, the historic Cairns to Kuranda train and Scenic Railway is lauded as one of the world's great train journeys.

Its construction is considered an engineering feat even by today's standards and the 15 hand-made tunnels and 37 bridges stand as a monument to the pioneers of Tropical North Queensland.

Providing a spectacular, scenic route between Cairns and Kuranda, you'll wind your way past the mountainous walls of the Barron Gorge National Park. through hand-carved solid, granite rock tunnels, and past tumbling rainforest waterfalls. 

The journey will take approximately 1hr 30min between Freshwater Station in Cairns and Kuranda and includes English-language commentary.

All passengers receive a souvenir Z-card portraying the history of the railway's construction and a map of Kuranda Village and the journey.

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The perfect Kuranda tour that offers all the attractions of Kuranda Village and Rainforestation Nature Park and the historic Kuranda train and scenic railway. Ride in an amphibious army duck, see crocodiles, koalas, kangaroos, throw a boomerang, visit the Kuranda markets. There is so much to see on this day tour of Kuranda you will simply love it.

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