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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

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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 […]

Monte Carlo The Baby Koala

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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 […]

Rescue Koalas: Meet Rainforestation’s Newest Residents!

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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