Getting from A to B
Absorb the extraordinary views of the world’s oldest rainforest from above on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and from the ground aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Watch the landscape unfurl as you travel through and over one of the world’s oldest rainforest, the Wet Tropics Rainforest.
Take sight-seeing to new heights, literally, on the Kuranda Skyrail, with its highest station 545 metres above sea level. Glides above Australia’s World Heritage Rainforest, providing a truly unique perspective. Climb aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway, where the destination is the journey. This famous railway was constructed between 1882 and 1891, the approximately one hour and 45-minute journey winds its way from Cairns to Kuranda, providing spectacular views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and the picturesque Barron Falls. Stroll through the Kuranda rainforest along a network of easy trails, accommodating to all types of walkers, that lead to picnic tables and seats, where you can slow down, stop and soak up the serenity under tall palms, figs and paperbarks.
Riding the rails
Taking one of these spectacular rainforest journeys will keep your holiday on track.
48 hours in Kuranda
Just as the Na’vi in Avatar have Pandora, Tropical North Queensland has Kuranda, a rainforest village worthy of its own feature film. If you don’t know much about it, discover why you need Kuranda’s leafy greens in your life with this 48 hour guide.
Walks in Kuranda
Experience the famous village in the rainforest along a network of easy trails that introduce you to the surrounding Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Accommodating all types of walkers, discover the amazing scenery that exists a stone’s throw from Kuranda’s shopping experience.
5 places to spot animals in Kuranda
Kuranda, the picturesque village on the Atherton Tablelands, is home to many of our tropical wild friends, so where better to go animal-spotting than at one of Kuranda’s many wildlife gardens and sanctuaries.
10 Things you didn’t know about the Wet Tropics Rainforest
Get to know our famous forest, which spans 8940 square-kilometers and covers more ground than Samoa, Luxemburg and Puerto Rico, with this list of 10 things you didn’t know about the Wet Tropics.