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Cairns: Best of the Kuranda Rainforest Full-Day Tour & Lunch

Cairns: Best of the Kuranda Rainforest Full-Day Tour & Lunch

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Immerse yourself into the culture and nature of an Australian rainforest and ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway. See colorful creatures at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Koala and Wildlife Park. Watch Aboriginal demonstrations and more.

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Duration 10 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup is from your hotel in Port Douglas.
Small group available


  • Board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a spectacular journey with stunning views
  • Explore the flight aviary of the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Journey through the rainforest by 6WD amphibious vehicle
  • Enjoy a classic Australian barbecue lunch
  • Watch a dance demonstration by Aboriginal performers
  • Hand feed kangaroos and wallabies in the Koala and Wildlife Park
  • Ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over a rainforest canopy
Full description

Discover some of the finest scenery and fascinating culture of the Kuranda Rainforest on a guided tour. Visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, a Koala and Wildlife Park, and learn about about Aboriginal culture at the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience.

Start your immersion into the culture and nature of the Kuranda Rainforest with a ride aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Wind through the mountains and rainforest to the village of Kuranda.  Upon arrival, experience Australia's largest butterfly aviary at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary with 1,500 tropical butterflies, including the vibrant green Cairns Birdwing. Next, travel by shuttle to the Rainforestation Nature Park for a barbecue buffet lunch.  After lunch, explore the rainforest by 6WD amphibious vehicle as you climb aboard a World War II Army Duck that can drive over land and in water.

Search for wildlife as you learn about the plants and trees of the surrounding rainforest. Then, sample some exotic fruits and locally-made ice cream at the Tropical Treats fruit orchard.  Find out more about Aboriginal culture at the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and watch spear-throwing demonstrations and traditional dances. Try your hand at throwing a boomerang, and hear all about the didgeridoo.

Then, get up close to Australian animals including koalas, dingoes and the endangered Cassowary and Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo. See typical Australian critters including wombats, crocodiles, lizards and birds. Feed the kangaroos and wallabies by hand. Then, travel back to Cairns on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and ride over the canopy of the pristine rainforest. Transfer back to your accommodation at the end of the tour services.

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Tour by Army Duck (amphibious vehicle)
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal dance show
  • Dreamtime walk
  • Koala and Wildlife Park
  • Barbecue buffet lunch
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Optional gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Please note that the pick-up service is not available from Yorkeys Knob, Machans Beach and Holloways Beach. If your accommodation is at any of these locations you should make your way to the Skyrail Smithfield Terminal or another pick-up location.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 64 reviews

Review summary

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All the personel were fantastic. The 2 bus drivers (rather guides - Adrian and Adrian) were funny, entertaining, professional. They made every second of the time spent together a joy. Reece, the rainforest guide, is an amazing guy. He knows everything about the forest and the way he presents it is fabolous...

February 7, 2021

Good excursion

At the beginning we thought it was a guided tour. But it's not like that. They leave you at the train station and you go your air. At the end of the train journey there is a driver who gives you the option to take you or if you walk a very commercially pleasant walk the town focused on tourism. In the sanctuary of the butterflies we entered alone then a driver picked us up to take us to lunch (lunch is 10), to catch or hug the koala is not real, it is only for tourist's claim to take a picture for 3 minutes. .. as in other places. The rest of the tour good but there is no guide as such is a driver service that takes you and awaits you by bus.

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August 26, 2018

Despite torrential rain, a great treat - highly recommended

Because of the rain the train was canceled. This was well reorganized so that we were able to do the tour despite everything. Which was a shame - there was no demonstration of the boomerang for the dreamtime walk in rainforestation. And didgeridoo and javelin throwing ran in parallel. This allowed us to watch only one of the demonstrations and explanations offered. Otherwise everything as offered and very well organized.

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January 18, 2018

Product ID: 65609