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What happened in 1976?

what happened in 1976

Rainforestation turns 40 this year, so we thought it was a good time to reflect on what happened in 1976 – our birth year! Australia’s population was approx. 14.03 million (compared to approx. 24 million in 2016) The Apple Computer Company was formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak – back then, no one knew who they […]

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 […]

Army Duck History

Kuranda Army Duck

Rainforestation is proud to own and operate 12 Army Duck amphibious vehicles. They’re a lot of fun to ride in, and a great way to explore the rainforest. But where did they come from? The Army Duck history is quite fascinating! Army Duck History One of the most originally conceived vehicles in military history, the Army […]