Kuranda, Queensland Australia
If you’d like a rainforest experience in a quiet area, then Kuranda is the place to do this.
Kuranda, Queensland Australia is located just northwest of Cairns in a beautiful rainforest area.
How To Get Here
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.
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).
The Trans North Bus & Coach service has trips from nearby Cairns to Kuranda. Journey time is just under an hour.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
You can stay in the small town of Kuranda or surrounding areas.
Check below for a place to stay.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat In Kuranda
Local places are in the area, just follow your nose and duck into one that looks nice and fits your taste.
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…
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.
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Kuranda, Queensland Australia – View of valley from train as I descend from Kuranda