Category Archives: News

Pamagirri Bush Tucka Walk

Bush Tucka Walk

One of the newer experiences at the Rainforestation is the Bush Tucka Walk. “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 takes place in and around the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]