Category Archives: History

26 Years Of Reconciliation, 2 Families & An Award Winning Indigenous Tourism Attraction

  The success of award-winning Kuranda tourism attraction, Rainforestation, is due to an incredible relationship between two families that spans over two generations,   The Woodward family, founders and owners of the CaPTA Group and the Enoch’s, who are from the Nughi (North Stradbroke Island) and Kaanjtju (Lockhart River) tribes, have been working together for […]

Our 40th Birthday Party!

birthday party

We recently celebrated our 40th birthday with a wonderful birthday party at our park! It was a magical evening, shared with friends, family and industry colleagues. Over 250 guests attended the event, enjoying canapes and drinks during speeches in the Pamagirri Aboriginal Cultural Centre by Michael Woodward, on behalf of Charles Woodward (Chairman), and William Enoch-Tranby, Local […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

To all our wonderful visitors, supporters, and followers past and future, we are required to follow government regulations and stop operation until further notice due to COVID-19. Our animals will continue to be cared for during this time by our wonderful wildlife staff. It is sad to have to pen this after over 40 years of operation, however we will get through this together and look forward to reopening and welcoming you all back in when possible. We will keep you posted, please be patient as we work through this.

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