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What to expect in our Koala & Wildlife Park

Ready for a visit to our Koala & Wildlife Park but not sure what to expect? Here’s some tips! Wear comfortable shoes You’re going to be wandering around visiting all of the animals, so it’s good to wear comfy shoes. No one wants blisters! Some of the paths in the park are up/down slight hills, […]

What does World Heritage mean?

what does world heritage mean

We often talk about how Rainforestation is surrounded by World Heritage rainforest … but what does World Heritage mean? Basically, it means a place that is listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as “being of special cultural or physical significance”. The idea of cultural conservation and nature conservation was initiated […]

What happened in 1976?

what happened in 1976

Rainforestation turns 40 this year, so we thought it was a good time to reflect on what happened in 1976 – our birth year! Australia’s population was approx. 14.03 million (compared to approx. 24 million in 2016) The Apple Computer Company was formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak – back then, no one knew who they […]

Dingoes at Rainforestation

dingoes

Have you met Tan and Bindi, our two Australian dingoes? Make sure you stop by their enclosure next time you’re here! Tan (male) and Bindi (female) are found in our Koala & Wildlife Park. We thought we’d tell you some more about these beautiful creatures and their history in Australia. History Dingoes (canis lupus dingo) are […]

Saving the Tasmanian Devils

Tasmanian Devil

When you think of Tasmanian Devils, you probably think of that crazy character from Looney Tunes … We think the real Tasmanian Devils are actually much cuter! Did you know? The Tasmanian Devil is actually the world’s largest surviving carnivorous marsupial. They have a thick-set, squat build, with a relatively large, broad head and short, […]

The Woodward Family

With Rainforestation celebrating 40 years this year, we thought we’d introduce you to the family that started it all – the Woodward family! Back in the 1970s, Charles and Pip purchased the property in Kuranda with a vision of making it a world-famous tourist attraction. It was originally an orange orchard, named Mountain Grove, which officially opened […]

Tropical Treats – Exotic Fruit

exotic fruit

Here at Rainforestation, we are lucky to have a range of exotic fruit growing in our fruit orchard for our guests to learn about, and then purchase from our Tropical Treats cafe. As you wander through the fruit orchard, you can read about each fruit and plant – where it can be found, and what it can […]

Locals Special Offer for Rainforestation

locals special offer for rainforestation

In case you haven’t heard, 2016 marks the 40th birthday for Rainforestation Nature Park, Kuranda. From humble beginnings as an orange orchard, Rainforestation has grown to become one of the largest and longest-running tourism operations in Tropical North Queensland … and definitely one of the most unique! From the Army Duck rainforest tours, to the […]

Bush Tucka Walk

bush tucka

“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 is an interactive, educational experience, teaching our guests about the traditional bush foods and medicines that have been […]

Rainforestation welcomes Juliet the Wombat

building an enclosure

Rainforestation Nature Park, located in Kuranda, has welcomed the latest arrival to their Koala & Wildlife Park – Juliet the Wombat. Juliet, a four year old female Southern Hairy-Nosed wombat, arrived recently from Melbourne Zoo to much excitement from staff and guests alike. Weighing 27 kilograms, she will initially reside in a temporary enclosure while […]