Kuranda, Queensland Australia

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Why

If you’d like a rainforest experience in a quiet area, then Kuranda is the place to do this.

Kuranda, Queensland Australia - Kuranda Station

Kuranda, Queensland Australia – Kuranda Station

Kuranda, Queensland Australia - The Barron River at Kuranda

Kuranda, Queensland Australia – The Barron River at Kuranda

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Where

Kuranda, Queensland Australia is located just northwest of Cairns in a beautiful rainforest area.

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How To Get Here

By Train

The Kuranda Scenic Railway will take you there. It’s one of the more scenic and peaceful train journeys I’ve ever taken. I suggest taking the train in one direction and the Skyway (gondola) in the other.

 

 

Kuranda, Queensland Australia - Kuranda Scenic Railway viewed from the Skyrail

Kuranda, Queensland Australia – Kuranda Scenic Railway viewed from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

 

Kuranda, Queensland Australia - Kuranda Station

Kuranda, Queensland Australia – Kuranda Station

By Plane

The closest airport is the Cairns International Airport (CNS), which is served by the following airlines:

Air New Zealand (NZ), Air Niugini (PX), Airnorth (TL), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), Fiji Airways (FJ), Hinterland Aviation (OI), Hong Kong Airlines (HX), Jetstar Airways (JQ), Philippine Airlines (PR), Qantas (QF), Regional Express Airlines (ZL), SilkAir (MI), Tiger Air Australia (TT) and Virgin Australia (VA).

By Bus

The Trans North Bus & Coach service has trips from nearby Cairns to Kuranda. Journey time is just under an hour.

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

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Where To Stay

You can stay in the small town of Kuranda or surrounding areas.

Check below for a place to stay.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

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Where To Eat

Local places are in the area, just follow your nose and duck into one that looks nice and fits your taste.

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What To Do

The main attraction is to experience the rain forest. As such, I recommend taking the Skyrail up to Kuranda and then take the train back down or vice versa. Stop along the way on either mode of transportation so you can enjoy the area. Take your time and let it all in.

Along the way you stop at Baron Falls; take that in for a while…

Kuranda, Queensland Australia - The Barron River seen from the skyrail

Kuranda, Queensland Australia – The Barron River seen from the skyrail

Kuranda, Queensland Australia – Riding the Skyrail

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.

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Additional Information

  1. Language: English
  2. Currency: AUD
  3. Tourism Queensland
  4. Facebook – Tourism Queensland
  5. Facebook – Kuranda Scenic Railways
  6. Instagram – Tourism Queensland
  7. Instagram – Skyrail
  8. Instagram – Kuranda Scenic Railways
  9. Twitter – Tourism Queensland
  10. Twitter – Skyrail
Kuranda, Queensland Australia - View of valley from train as I descend from Kuranda

Kuranda, Queensland Australia – View of valley from train as I descend from Kuranda

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