Backpacking Kuranda

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    SEE THE SPECTACULAR BARRON FALLS, PARTICULARLY IN THE WET SEASON WHEN THEY ARE OFTEN AT FULL FLOOD: Photo courtesy Tourism Queensland
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    WITNESS BREATHTAKING SCENERY ON THE JOURNEY TO KURANDA BY TRAVELLING ON THE HISTORIC SCENIC RAILWAY, SKYRAIL OR SELF-DRIVE: Photo courtesy Tourism Queensland
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    PICK UP SOME GREAT BARGAINS AT THE KURANDA MARKETS: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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Kuranda Highlights

  • Check out one of the wildlife parks, such as the Australian Venom Zoo, BatReach, Bird World, Butterfly Sanctuary, Cairns Wildlife Safari Reserve or Koala Gardens.

  • Hike on one of the various walking tracks, which take you through magnificent rainforest and along the Barron River.

  • Don't miss the spectacular Barron Falls, particularly in the wet season when they are in flood.

  • The markets are very popular and sell a good range of local arts, crafts and much more.

  • The journey to Kuranda from Cairns is a spectacular experience. You can arrive here by travelling on the historic Scenic Railway, taking the Skyrail cable car, or self drive, stopping at lookouts along the way for some amazing views.

About Kuranda

Population 1,500

Kuranda is just 25 kilometres northwest of Cairns and is set amongst stunning World Heritage Rainforest. This vibrant small town has a diverse mix of shops, galleries and some great restaurants and cafes.

There is plenty to do while you are here. You could check out one of the wildlife parks, such as the Australian Venom Zoo, BatReach, Bird World, Butterfly Sanctuary, Cairns Wildlife Safari Reserve or Koala Gardens.

There are various walking tracks, which take you through magnificent rainforest and along the Barron River. Don't miss the spectacular Barron Falls, particularly in the wet season when they are in flood. You can also discover some of the local Aboriginal Heritage prevalent in the area.

Kuranda is also famous for its markets, which tend to get overrun by tourists on a regular basis. Fortunately there are still some nice stalls that sell local arts and crafts, which are worth battling the crowds

The journey to Kuranda is one of the best experiences in the region. You can arrive here by travelling on the historic Scenic Railway, taking the Skyrail, which is the world's longest rainforest cableway, or self drive, stopping at lookouts along the way for some spectacular views.

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Kuranda Visitor Information Centre

Centenary Park
Kuranda, Queensland
Phone (07) 4093 9311
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