what does world heritage mean
Park Diary

What does World Heritage mean?

We often talk about how Rainforestation is surrounded by World Heritage rainforest … but what does World Heritage mean? Basically, it means a place that is listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as “being of special cultural or physical significance”. The idea of cultural conservation and nature conservation was initiated […]

History

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 […]

1976 in Cairns
History, News

1976 in Cairns

What was 1976 in Cairns like? Rainforestation turns 40 in 2016, and it made us think about what 1976 in Cairns was like, and what the world was like 40 years ago … before iPhones, internet, and all of the other things we take for granted today! In 1976, there were some key events around […]