Kuranda

Private Tours

Attractions, markets and natural wonders.

Nestled in the rainforest clad mountains just west of Cairns, Kuranda is a quirky hippy-esque village jam-packed with attractions, markets and natural wonders.

With so many activities to choose from, you can enjoy markets, wildlife, rainforest and more on our private Kuranda tour.

Soar over a sea of emerald green rainforest canopy on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and explore the stunning rainforest on land and in water on an authentic amphibious World War 2 Army Duck at Rainforestation Nature Park.

Visit the largest butterfly sanctuary in the Southern Hemisphere, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, or shop til you drop at the Kuranda Original Rainforest and Heritage Markets.

A private Kuranda tour ensures that you and your group can choose the activities and sights that are on your bucket list.

Our driver guides will escort you between your destinations and will teach you more about the World Heritage Rainforest and the local area.

KURANDA SCENIC RAILWAY

Journey between Cairns and Kuranda on one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys. The Kuranda Scenic Railway winds through lush green rainforest, through valleys and gorges and past the beautiful Stoney Creek Falls. Hop out at Barron Falls station and enjoy uninterrupted views of this mighty waterfall.

RAINFOREST ARMY DUCK TOUR

Explore the rainforest in the most unique way possible; aboard an authentic World War 2 Army Duck at Rainforestation. Join a knowledgeable duck driver to traverse the rainforest on land and learn about different flora and fauna. Splash into the lake as this amphibious vehicle transforms and you continue your adventure on water.

KOALA & WILDLIFE PARK

Rainforestation’s Koala and Wildlife Park is home to a range of Australian wildlife, including dingoes, Tasmanian Devils and koalas. Meet the endangered Southern Cassowary and Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo and hand feed wallabies and kangaroos. You can even cuddle a koala and have your photo taken!

PAMAGIRRI ABORIGINAL EXPERIENCE

Learn about authentic Indigenous Culture with Rainforestation’s Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience. Join an Indigenous guide for a Dreamtime walk with a spear throwing presentation and didgeridoo presentation. Learn how to throw a boomerang. Watch a traditional dance performance in the rainforest amphitheatre.

AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLY SANCTUARY

Located in the heart of Kuranda Village, the Australian Butterfly is home to an abundance of colourful, tropical butterflies. With 1500 free-flying butterflies in their rainforest aviary, they are the largest butterfly flight aviary in Australia.

KURANDA VILLAGE

Kuranda Village is famous for it’s markets. Time travel back to the hippy times at the Original Rainforest Markets or shop for gifts at the Heritage Markets. Wander along the Barron River or tempt your taste buds with one of the quirky cafes.

SKYRAIL RAINFOREST CABLEWAY

Enjoy a literal birds eye view of the rainforest on the iconic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Soar over the beautiful Barron Falls and enjoy breath-taking views of Cairns and the World Heritage Rainforest. Explore the rainforest at ground level at Red Peak and Barron Falls.

Information Regarding Tropic Wings Operations

While our Cape Tribulation tour is temporarily paused due to the closure of Daintree National Park and road damage sustained in December 2023, you can still explore the beauty of our region with a selection of other quality tours.

Enjoy an action-packed tour in Kuranda on our new sustainable tour to the Daintree and Mossman George.

Kuranda tours including Kuranda Scenic Rail that depart from Cairns will be available to book on the 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th of February and will return to daily operations from the 2nd of March.