Opening Hours

Open 7 Days, 9.00am – 3.00pm

Opening times are subject to change.


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 FREE Shuttle Bus from Kuranda Village to Rainforestation Nature Park.

Shuttle Bus Times

We offer a regular FREE shuttle between Rainforestation Nature Park and Kuranda attraction, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary.

The current shuttle bus times are:

10.45am              Australian Butterfly Sanctuary- Rainforestation

11.00am              Rainforestation- Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

11.45am              Australian Butterfly Sanctuary- Rainforestation

12.00pm             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

2.00pm               Rainforestation- Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

2.15pm               Australian Butterfly Sanctuary- Rainforestation

3.00pm               Rainforestation- Kuranda Rail/ Skyrail

3.30pm               Rainforestation- Kuranda Rail/ Skyrail

Please note: shuttle bus times are subject to change


Parking is available in the onsite carpark.



Rainforestation is an entirely accessible experience.

Upon arrival, please drive up the ramp to the top carpark where you will find our Accessible Parking. There is no ramp access via the front of house.

Rainforestation has Accessible Toilets and ramps to facilitate access to the entire Pamagirri Experience (Dance Show and Dreamtime Walkabout) and Wildlife Park.

Army Ducks can be boarded and disembarked on the Army Duck Platforms. Army Ducks can be boarded via leaving the wheelchair and sliding onto the seat of the vehicle.

Guests should be aware that in the event of an Army Duck breakdown whilst on tour, rather than being transferred to another vehicle, people using wheelchairs would need to wait on the vehicle whilst it is being repaired.

Please note that Shuttle Bus services between Rainforestation Nature Park and The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda Village are also accessible—they have low floor entry, a ramp and an allocated space for wheelchairs or mobility scooters.