Kuranda is a beautiful tourist village set at the top of the rainforest covered mountain range just northwest of Cairns. Known as the “Village in the Rainforest” it is famous worldwide for its arts and crafts, markets, galleries, cafes and attractions such as Bird World, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Koala Gardens.
Perhaps even more famous than Kuranda are the two historic journeys that take visitors to and from the village – the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Kuranda Scenic Train. The Skyrail takes you across the top of the rainforest canopy in gondola’s that provide amazing views in all directions while the Scenic Train crosses ravines and passes close to tropical waterfalls.
Little wonder that Kuranda is one of the premier tourist locations in Australia! There are a range of half day and full day Kuranda Tours from both Cairns and Port Douglas that incorporate the Kuranda Skyrail and the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Don’t miss it!