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Kuranda Rainforest Riverboat Cruise

Product ID: 144285
Don't miss an opportunity to cruise by Kuranda in a riverboat and meet wildlife including freshwater crocodiles, turtles, snakes, water dragons and fish, together with over 100 species of tropical birds.
About this activity
Duration: 45 minutes
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  • Cruise the tranquil waters of the world’s most ancient tropical rainforest along the Barron River
  • Admire freshwater crocodiles, turtles, snakes, water dragons and fish
  • Take advantage of the great photographic opportunities afforded by the rainforest
Full description
Take a 45-minute cruise along the River Barron by Kuranda, which is home to a host of wildlife. Whilst cruising, take advantage of the great photographic opportunities afforded by the rainforest and wildlife, whilst your local guide shares their knowledge of this unique area.

Hear insights into the history of Kuranda, and stories about the animals, reptiles and birds that reside in this part of Tropical North Queensland. 

The river is home to freshwater crocodiles (Crocodylus johnsoni or Crocodylus johnstoni), turtles, snakes, water dragons and fish, together with over 100 species of tropical birds. Cassowaries are sometimes seen on the far side of the river. 
  • 45-minute calm water cruise with English commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Transfers
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Kuranda Riverboat Jetty. To access walk across the footbridge at the Kuranda Railway Station and go down the stairs to the river where the red flags are flying. Getting to Kuranda is easy by bus with Transnorth Bus Company, hire car, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway or the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

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Important information
Know before you go
• All tours are subject to seasonal river conditions
• The tour is suitable for all ages. Children under 5 years of age are free of charge
• Please note there is no guarantee that freshwater crocodiles will be seen on every cruise
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 65 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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everything is possible in Kurunda

well, this excursion is nothing for paragraphs / official gangs, unless you don't like doing your job and feel out of place! Everything is possible in Kurunda! From kilt, Loch Ness to cool shoes or glitter dress, all kinds of jingle or expensive wallets made of crocodile leather, everything can be done, nothing has to be done! In my opinion, the butterfly farm is worthwhile, and also the bird farm, a river trip on the river was also very nice and informative! I'm back with the glass-bottomed gondola ... you feel like you're floating over the jungle! Simply crazy (in a positive sense)

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December 1, 2018

Very good experience!

My partner and I were alone on the ship. The excellent guide, very friendly and very interesting comments about the flora and fauna of the place. We saw freshwater crocodiles, turtles and many fish. He also took us to see the coffee plantation across the river. Highly recommended.

August 1, 2019

January 13, 2020

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Kuranda Riverboat Tours

Product ID: 144285