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Chinese New Year at Rainforestation

chinese new year

Rainforestation celebrates Chinese New Year every year, with a number of Chinese visitors coming to our park. It is a fantastic opportunity for these guests to experience Australian culture and wildlife, and enjoy our beautiful rainforest. Did you know – 2016 is the Year of the Monkey? It Occurs Once in a Cycle of 12-Years […]

Precious the Wallaby Joey – January 18

precious the wallaby joey

We’ve had an update from Mandji on Precious the wallaby joey! Precious has decided her ‘pouch’ is no longer where she wants to sleep – she snuck out of her pouch and into Mandji’s bed, oops! She was quickly returned to her pouch though – much more comfortable for her there, we think. She still […]

Army Duck History

Kuranda Army Duck

Rainforestation is proud to own and operate 12 Army Duck amphibious vehicles. They’re a lot of fun to ride in, and a great way to explore the rainforest. But where did they come from? The Army Duck history is quite fascinating! Army Duck History One of the most originally conceived vehicles in military history, the Army […]

Events in Cairns – Rainforestation

events in cairns

If you’re looking to host events in Cairns, why not consider Rainforestation Nature Park as an option? We offer a range of unique events – from large themed affairs to smaller, more intimate functions. To give you an idea of the types of events we can host, and the flexibility and customisation available, we thought […]

Precious the Orphan Wallaby Joey

orphan wallaby joey

This week, we had an orphan wallaby joey brought into us. During the recent severe weather, the joey was abandoned by its pod near a local resident’s house. The local tried to reunite the joey with its mother, however the pod didn’t return, so the joey was brought to us. We have named the joey […]

Happy Birthday to us!

Watch out – we are having our 40th birthday!    Some people would say we’re almost over the hill, but we think we’re just getting better with age.   To mark the occasion, we’ve decided to go BIG. We’re not having a birth-day, we’re having a birth-YEAR!   Keep an eye on our Facebook page and […]

Happy Birthday Bon Bon the koala!

Bon Bon the koala

Bon Bon the koala is having his first birthday! Hooray! He is the oldest of our 3 joeys born in the last 12 months and was born to Kiah on Christmas Day. Bon Bon celebrates his birthday on Christmas Day, which makes him a very special Christmas koala. He has become a favourite with our staff, […]

Southern Cassowary

southern cassowary

The Southern Cassowary is one of the most incredible animals to be found in Tropical North Queensland. The name cassowary comes from the Malay name kesuari. The cassowary is the largest avian frugivore in the world. Cassowaries can be very intimidating in appearance. They have a tall brown casque (helmet) on top of their head, although […]