What is Bush Tucker?

bush tucka

When it comes to Australian meals many people think about the typical Aussie meat pie or our ANZAC biscuits but the one often forgotten is the Australian Bush Tucker. The Aboriginal people of Australia have inhabited the land for over 60,000 years. Aboriginal tribes lived off the flora and fauna of the Australian Rainforests, including […]

What have prisoners and koalas got in common?


Right! From the first point of view – nothing really! BUT let me tell you our story… Since 2002 the Lotus Glen Prison, located 14 kilometres south of Mareeba, and Rainforestation Nature Park, collaborating on a project to feed our cute Koalas at Rainforestation Nature Park in Kuranda, Cairns Zoom Dome and the Wildlife Habitat […]

The Freshwater Crocodile: Fun Facts

Freshwater Crocodile Facts

Here in Tropical North Queensland, we are pretty well-known for our Estaurine Crocodiles. But what about it’s smaller, shyer and (let’s admit it) cuter relative, the Freshwater Crocodile? Today we share our favourite fun and interesting facts about this incredible reptile. Freshwater Crocodile: Fast Facts Scientific Name: Crocodylus johnsoni Size: Up to 3 metres and […]

Pamagirri Wins Gold At Queensland Tourism Awards

Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience Wins Queensland Tourism Award

Our Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience has taken out the gold at the Queensland Tourism Awards! We are beyond proud to announce that we have won the highly contended Qantas Award for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tourism. The award recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tourism experiences that are truly authentic and cultivate a high level […]

10 Awesome Wombat Facts

Wombat Rainforestation Nature Park Kuranda

10 Awesome Wombat Facts The awesome wombat facts that will make you a mega-fan of this marsupial! What poops cubes, has ever-growing teeth and can almost run as fast as Usain Bolt? The Wombat!! Today we share 10 incredible Wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) facts…   1.They Poop In Cubes One of the more unusual facts about wombats […]

Traditional Aboriginal Dances

Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience Shake A Leg Dance

The Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience includes a dance performance consisting of dances from various tribal areas around Tropical North Queensland. Get ready to discover ancient Aboriginal culture. Here are some of the traditional Aboriginal dances that you will see at Rainforestation and the meaning behind them. The Silent Snake: Pamagirri Pamagirri means silent snake! This dance […]

10 Incredible Facts About Army DUKWs

army DUKW rainforestation nature park kuranda

Once upon a time, the Army DUKW was produced as an answer for a problem faced by the US Military. Fast forward 6 and a half decades, and the DUKW is used in flood rescues, and also in tourism. Today we share 10 incredible facts about Army DUKWs.   1. The Name “DUKW” is actually […]

Monte Carlo The Baby Koala

baby koala monte carlo rainforestation nature park

Ladies and gentlemen, get your heart eyes at the ready as we introduce you to our newest resident; Monte Carlo the baby koala! He’s so cute, he’s so fluffy… **Insert inaudible oos, awws and mushy baby coos** Little Monte Carlo may only be eight months old, but he’s already proving himself to be stealing the […]

NAIDOC Week 2019

NAIDOC week 2019

NAIDOC Week is a celebration of the Indigenous voice of Australia, which is over 65,000 years old. It recognises our traditional owners, the first words that they spoke on this continent and the cultures and knowledge that has been passed down through generations. At Rainforestation, we are lucky to share this ancient culture every day […]

Rescue Koalas: Meet Rainforestation’s Newest Residents!

cairns rescue koala rainforestation nature park

Rainforestation has just welcomed two new rescue koalas! The fluffy new residents were both born wild, but unfortunately cannot return to the wild due to long-term sustained injuries. Luckily, at Rainforestation we are koala-ifed to welcome these cuties with open arms! Both of these female koalas arrived from Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital and are settling […]

Gift a Year of Amazing Experiences!

Gift the CaPTA Group Annual Pass

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.