Opening Hours

Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm

Closed Christmas Day (25 December).


Facilities at Rainforestation Nature Park include:

    • Free Wifi
    • Gift & Souvenir Shop
    • Parking is available onsite
    • Restrooms
    • Water bubblers located in the restaurants
    • Wheelchair access is available via the back entry
    • EFTPOS is available

Enjoy a range of wraps, sandwiches and soup at our Kuranda attraction.
Colonial Restaurant
Overlooking the picturesque lake, this Colonial style restaurant is open daily for snacks, morning and afternoon teas.
Outback Restaurant
This venue is styled as a traditional Aussie Outback venue, in open air and surrounded by lush tropical gardens.
Treehouse Restaurant
The Treehouse Restaurant is a delightful space under the shade of a big old fig tree and adjacent to the Colonial and Outback Restaurants.
Tropical Treats Juice Bar
Snacks are available at the Tropical Treats Juice bar situated in the heart of the Tropical Fruit Orchard. You can sample refreshing delights grown on site, as well as fruit based ice creams, juices and snacks.

Should you need information or assistance during your visit, please ask any of our friendly staff who will attend to your needs or email your query to

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How to Get Here

Rainforestation Nature Park is located on the Kennedy Highway in Kuranda.

Directions from Cairns to Rainforestation by car:

    • Departing Cairns accommodation, travel North on Sheridan Street.
    • As you pass the airport on your right, Sheridan Street becomes the Captain Cook Highway and you will soon cross the Barron River Bridge.
    • Continue through the Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob and Caravonica roundabouts.
    • At the Smithfield roundabout turn left onto the Kennedy Highway, passing Smithfield Shopping Centre on your right and join the Kuranda Range.
    • You may wish to stop at Henry Ross Lookout for a scenic view of Cairns and the coast.
    • From Henry Ross Lookout, continue on the Kennedy Highway for approximately 5 km, and you will see a sign indicating a right hand turn off to Rainforestation.

Shuttle Bus From Kuranda

You can catch the Shuttle Bus from Kuranda Village to Rainforestation Nature Park. Adults $12.50 and children are $6.25 return.

Shuttle Bus Times

We offer a regular shuttle between Rainforestation Nature Park and Kuranda attraction, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. The shuttle is $13 for adults and $6.50 for children (return).

The current shuttle bus times are:

10.45am              Australian Butterfly Sanctuary- Rainforestation

11.45am              Australian Butterfly Sanctuary- Rainforestation

12.00noon           Rainforestation- Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

12.15pm              Australian Butterfly Sanctuary- Rainforestation

12.45pm             Rainforestation- Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

1.30pm               Rainforestation- Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

1.45pm               Australian Butterfly Sanctuary- Rainforestation

2pm                    Rainforestation- Australian Butterfly Sanctuary


Please note: shuttle bus times are subject to change


Parking is available in the onsite carpark.