Visitor Information

Far North Queensland's

Rainforestation Nature Park

Rainforestation Nature Park is an all-weather attraction, home to the Army Duck Rainforest Tours on land and water, the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, and the iconic Australian animals in the Koala & Wildlife Park. Select from our range of reasonably priced experiences or do the 'Big Three' in the Big Nature Value Package.

Located just outside Kuranda on the Kuranda Range Road, we are about a 35-minute drive from the heart of Cairns. If you are not self-driving, you may wish to consider the range of inclusive Day Tour experiences offered by our sister company Tropic Wings with regular pick-ups available from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas.

Are you a North Queensland local? If you live between the Cape and Townsville, or Cairns and Karumba, you’re a local to us! Check out our local’s rates for some much-needed adventures in your own backyard! We have a very flexible booking policy that offers no-penalty cancellations up to 24 hours before the time of travel.

Opening Times

Open 7 days:  9am – 4pm

Lunch & Refreshments

Planning a big day out? Rainforestation offers a selection of lunch options and refreshments. Our café is open daily from 9am to 3pm, with lunch options available between 10am and 2pm. Find out more.

On-Site Parking

Free parking is available onsite. Please note that the car park is locked overnight.

Accessibility Information

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 rear seat which is positioned at the same height.

Guests should be aware that in the event of an Army Duck breakdown whilst on tour, rather than being transferred to another vehicle, visitors 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.

Local visitors with a Companion Card can present it to receive one free entry and one entry at the local rate, while non-local Companion Card holders can avail themselves of one free entry and entry at the standard Rate, both offering discounts off entry only. Additionally, seniors with Australian Seniors Cards can enjoy a 20% discount on park entry.

How to Get Here

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

Popular Day Tours:

Tropic Wings Tours and Charters provide daily Kuranda tours to suit everyone.

 

Directions from Cairns to Rainforestation by car

  1. Departing Cairns accommodation, travel North on Sheridan Street.
  2. As you pass the airport on your right, Sheridan Street becomes the Captain Cook Highway and you will soon cross the Barron River Bridge.
  3. Continue through the Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob and Caravonica roundabouts.
  4. At the Smithfield roundabout turn left onto the Kennedy Highway, passing Smithfield Shopping Centre on your right and join the Kuranda Range.
  5. You may wish to stop at Henry Ross Lookout for a scenic view of Cairns and the coast.
  6. 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

If you are booking directly by telephone or via this website, you can catch the Shuttle Bus from Kuranda Village to Rainforestation Nature Park. To confirm your seats on the bus, please be sure to make a note of your preferred shuttle times in the comments section when making your booking.

NOTE: Travel time from Australian Butterfly Sanctuary to Rainforestation is less than 10 minutes. Roughly 5 km away, we do NOT advise visitors to walk. Note that Shuttle Bus times are subject to change and will be confirmed with your booking.

Shuttle Bus Rates

Adult Return - $14.00
Child Return (4 – 14 yrs) - $8.50
Family Return (2A 2C) - $36.50
Adult One Way - $8.50
Child One Way (4 – 14 yrs) - $5.50
Family One Way (2A 2C) - $22.50

Shuttle Bus Timetable

To Rainforestation:
(From Butterfly Sanctuary)

10:45 am
11:15 am
11:45 am
12:15 pm
1:45 pm
2:15 pm

Shuttle Bus Timetable

From Rainforestation:
(To Butterfly Sanctuary)

11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:45 pm
1:30pm
2:00pm
3:00pm (also drops off to Kuranda Rail/Skyrail)

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Mareeba / Tablelands

Smithfield / Cairns City

Barron Falls

Kuranda

Rainforestation
Located at 1030 Kennedy Hwy, Kuranda

Kuranda Scenic Railway Station

Skyrail Kuranda Terminal

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