what happened in 1976
History

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 […]

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 […]

Kuranda Army Duck
Army Ducks

Army Duck History

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 […]

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 […]