About Cairns & Kuranda

Rainforestation Nature Park

Welcome to Tropical North Queensland

Tropical North Queensland is a destination that captivates the imagination and leaves a lasting impression on all who venture in this awe-inspiring corner of Australia.

Rainforestation Nature Park is located in Kuranda village which is a vibrant and picturesque mountain retreat just 25 kilometres northwest of Cairns. It is surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest. Historic buildings from the village’s past now house a variety of upmarket restaurants, cafes and bars. It is still laid back, but with a style and sophistication that sets it apart from other venues and attractions in the region.

Cairns, the region's main gateway, serves as a vibrant hub for tourists seeking adventure and relaxation alike. Its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, makes it a paradise for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts, providing an up-close encounter with the kaleidoscope of marine life thriving in the coral gardens. Beyond the reef, the Atherton Tablelands, a plateau of fertile land, offers a serene escape dotted with charming villages, waterfalls, and crater lakes. Northward, the Daintree Rainforest reveals an ancient wilderness teeming with unique flora and fauna, and iconic wildlife including the rare and endangered Southern Cassowary.

There is so much to do in Cairns, Kuranda and its surrounds. Why not book a tour with Tropic Wings Cairns Tours & Charters and explore the region. You can also visit our other attractions including Cairns Koalas & Creatures in Cairns city, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, and Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas.

Kuranda Information

Kuranda is located 25km northwest of Cairns. it is accessible by car or as part of a day tour.

Cairns to Kuranda: 40 minutes / 28km.

Heritage Markets – Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 3.30pm


Original Rainforest Market – Wednesday to Sunday, 9.30am – 3pm

Jumrum Creek Walk – Jungle Walk – River Walk

The starting point is at the Information Centre in Kuranda Village. The three linked paths form an easy circuit walk through the
rainforest in Kuranda Village. 
The estimated time to complete the walk is about 60 minutes.

Rainforest Canopy Walk and Lookout

This wheel chair accessible boardwalk links Barron Falls Road with Barron Falls Lookout, passing through the Barron Falls Railway Station. The estimated time to complete the boardwalk is about 40 minutes.

Spring / Summer (September – March)
Daytime 31°C / Evening 28°C

Autumn / Winter (April – August)
Daytime 28°C / Evening 21°C

Cairns Information

Cairns is located on the north east coast of Queensland; a two-hour flight from Brisbane, or a three-hour flight from Sydney and Melbourne.

Airport to Cairns: 10 minutes / 7km.

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Banks are generally open from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday.
ATMs are available 24 hours / 7 days.
General shopping centre hours are 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday to Saturday; 10:00am to 4:00pm Sunday, although some centres are open later on Thursday evenings.
Independent shops are often closed Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday, with most shops closed on Public Holidays.

Stretching 2.5km along the foreshore of the Cairns CBD, the Esplanade has bike and foot paths, as well as children’s playgrounds, a skateboard park, volleyball courts, exercise areas, barbeques and the Cairns Lagoon.

Located at the southern end of the Esplanade, this is the primary departure point for trips to the Great Barrier Reef.

Spring / Summer (September – March)
Daytime 31°C / Evening 28°C

Autumn / Winter (April – August)
Daytime 28°C / Evening 21°C

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Unlock a year of extraordinary value with the CaPTA Group Annual Pass! Enjoy visits to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and Rainforestation Nature Park as often as you’d like for an entire year, and make memories that last a lifetime.