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Meet Katie The Ear Wiggling Koala

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Meet Rainforestations newest resident, Katie the Koala! This sweet girl is winning hearts already with her adorable fluffy demeanour, but she has a little party trick too: she wiggles her ears! Watch Katie giving her best Dumbo impersonation in the video below: About Katie The Koala Katie is seven years old and arrived at Rainforestation […]

Koala Breeding On The Cards

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With Koala breeding season upon us, we may be hearing the pitter-patter of tiny Koala claws very soon! For locals, the arrival of Spring in Cairns means greener grass, fuller waterfalls and rising heat. For wildlife keepers, Spring signals something far more prominent:  Koala breeding season. Local marsupial-lovers may be in for a treat, as […]

Meet Jimmy The Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo

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We are proud to introduce you Rainforestation’s newest resident; Jimmy the Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo! This gorgeous three year old male arrived from Treeroo Rescue and Conservation Centre in Malanda, which is a non-for-profit organisation that rescues and rehabilitates Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroos. As you can see by the adorable video below, Jimmy in settling into his […]

Targa Great Barrier Reef: Rally In The Rainforest

The Targa Great Barrier Reef is coming to Kuranda! Race to Rainforestation this Father’s Day for Targa, tropical wildlife and tasty breakfast treats! Start Dad’s Day off with a buffet breakfast at Rainforestation’s and enjoy Aussie classics including gourmet pork sausages, eggs and seasonal fruit platters. Enjoy the first ever Targa event in Queensland from our […]

10 Facts About Tasmanian Devils

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For those who don’t dwell Down Under, the phrase “Tasmanian Devil” immediately brings about childhood images of Looney Toons. Although Taz the cartoon character may share some traits with the real life carnivorous marsupial, he neither looks nor acts particularly like a real Tasmanian Devil. As the world’s largest surviving carnivorous marsupial, Tasmanian Devils are […]

William Enoch-Tranby New Queensland Young Tourism Leader

Young Tourism Leader

The CaPTA Group is proud to announce that one of their employees, William Enoch-Tranby, is the first Indigenous person to be selected as a Queensland Young Tourism Leader.   The program is a State Government initiative designed to showcase tourism as a career to young people interested in the industry, William was officially inducted on […]

Complete Aboriginal Culture Experience

Learning about the Aboriginal Culture is definitely something that needs to be on your list of things to do when traveling to Australia. The Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience at the Rainforestation Nature Park is unforgettable. Follow your Pamagirri Guide along the Dreamtime Walk down the Rainbow Serpent pathway. Along your journey, learn about the Aboriginal Culture […]

NAIDOC Week 2017 Profiles

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Rainforestation celebrated NAIDOC Week 2017, which started on the 2nd of July and finished on the 9th of July. Many of our team members have been participating in events throughout the week as well as keeping the Aboriginal experience alive at Rainforestation. Below are a few profiles of our team members outlining what they do […]

Pamagirri Bush Tucka Walk

Bush Tucka Walk

One of the newer experiences at the Rainforestation is the Bush Tucka Walk. “Bush tucka” (or bushfood) traditionally refers to any fauna or flora native to Australia that has been used as sustenance for culinary and/or medicinal purposes by Aborigines for over an estimated 60,000 years. Our Bush Tucka Walk takes place in and around the […]