Rainforestation Kuranda is an award-winning nature park.

With over 100 acres of attractions, this is a must-do while visiting North Queensland.

First,  pick up a map that will show you where everything is and what shows are on.

Next, make your way around this fantastic attraction.

This all-weather attraction features

  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience,
  • Koala and Wildlife Park
  • WWII Army Duck rainforest tours!

During your day, you can also have a delicious lunch at the Treehouse Cafe.  Coffee is also available throughout the day.


Explore the beautiful rainforest of Kuranda on an authentic World War II Army Duck!  The military used these six-wheel-drive trucks throughout World War 2.

The army ducks were used for transporting goods and troops.  These vessels were used to transport between ships and beaches.  They provide an excellent tourist attraction with an informative guide.

While you are onboard the Army ducks, learn about the local flora and fauna.   During this tour, the amphibious vehicle will become a boat to enter into this attractions lakes.

After that, visit the tropical fruit orchard, featuring over 60 different species of tropical and exotic fruits.


This Aboriginal Experience offers an insight into the world’s oldest surviving culture.

Next, get comfortable for the traditional dance performance in the rainforest amphitheatre.

This performance is fun, entertaining and informative.

After joining in the fun and learn to throw a spear, play the didgeridoo and throw a boomerang.


Next, meet some of Australia’s favourite animals!

Starting with a wonderful photo opportunity with a koala.

Then walk along the elevated boardwalk and meet Koalas, Dingoes, and Crocodiles.

First, you had better say a quick hello to the crocodile Jack the Ripper.  Before stopping by to see Ned and Kelly, the dingoes.

Afterwards, visit the Cassowary and Tree Kangaroo, both endangered and local to this region.

After that,  hand-feed wallabies and kangaroos.

There are also wombats and Tasmanian devils to meet along the way.

Before you leave, stop by the gift shop for some souvenirs.

Next, see our package that includes this attraction.


  • First, cuddle a koala
  • Second feed the Kangaroos
  • Third, enjoy the Aboriginal theatre and dance show



Army Duck Tours

10.00am    11.00am    12.00pm    1.00pm    2.00pm

Dreamtime Walk

11.30am    12.30pm

Dance Show



  • Rainforest Army Duck Tour
  • Dreamtime Walk and Dance Show
  • Koala and Wildlife Park

Optional Extras

  • Koala Photos
  • Army Duck tour photos
  • Lunch
  • Souvenirs and gifts
  • Shuttle bus

What to bring

  • Hat and sunscreen in addition to sturdy footwear
  • Camera
  • Water bottle (water bubblers are available in the restaurants)
  • Cash/credit cards for any purchases

How to get there

How to get to Rainforestation?

Start with the Kuranda Train or Skyrail from Cairns to Kuranda and then hop on the Rainforest shuttle.

In addition, a Shuttle Bus that operates between Kuranda Village and Rainforestation


  • 10.45 am Australian Butterfly Sanctuary- Rainforestation
  • 11.45 am Australian Butterfly Sanctuary- Rainforestation
  • 12.00-noon Rainforestation- Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • 12.15 pm Australian Butterfly Sanctuary- Rainforestation
  • 12.45 pm Rainforestation- Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • 1.30 pm Rainforestation- Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • 1.45 pm Australian Butterfly Sanctuary- Rainforestation
  • 2.00 pm Rainforestation- Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Self Drive

Next for self-drivers, the route is 24.1 kilometres which should take around 35 minutes in moderate traffic.

Departing from Cairns, travel north along Sheridan Street, which later becomes the Captain Cook Highway.  Passing through five roundabouts and staying on the same road.

Next, arrive at Kennedy Highway, where you will take the first exit to the right.  The intersection is at the Smithfield Shopping Centre.    Head along the windy Kuranda Range once you pass the final intersection, Canopy’s Edge Boulevarde.  Then Rainforestation is on your right.


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