A full day tour of adventure in the heart of the Kuranda rainforest. Experience Aboriginal cultural performances, interact with native Australian wildlife and journey through the rainforest learning about native bush foods and medicines.
Your Kuranda tour begins climbing a mountain range by luxury electric coach, to the idyllic village of Kuranda.
It’s there that secrets of the Aboriginal Dreamtime will be revealed by a Pamagirri Aboriginal corroboree performance.
You'll also have the opportunity to explore the Rainbow Serpent walk, and perhaps even learn to throw a boomerang!
Another adventure of the day on your Kuranda day tour is riding an amphibious Army Duck through the Kuranda Rainforest.
These remarkable vehicles travel on land and propel through rivers, as a friendly guide points out native flora and fauna.
If you happen to miss native Australian wildlife on this part of the tour, don't fret!
There will be ample opportunity to interact with native creatures at the Koala and Wildlife Park.
You'll see a rare cassowary up close and even hand-feed a kangaroo! You can even have your photo taken cuddling a koala (optional extra).
When in Kuranda Village there's also extraordinary interaction at the butterfly sanctuary (optional extra), where you'll enter a majestic aviary of colour.
Enjoy a lunch in Kuranda (extra cost). You'll also have the chance to explore the famous Kuranda Village markets, and even sample a home-made ice cream!
Wander the Kuranda Koala and Wildlife Park at your leisure, see the Australian marsupials, reptiles, and birds, or join a guided informative and fun tour.
With elevated boardwalks you’ll gain a close-up view of the animals. Take the chance to observe natives you wouldn’t normally see from such little distance, such as a rare shy cassowary, and ‘Jack the Ripper’, a 5m Saltwater crocodile.
You'll also love hand- feeding kangaroos, and cuddling up to a koala! (optional extra)
In an amphitheatre, you'll learn Dreamtime legends from the Pamagirri Aboriginal tribe. These people have been custodians of the land for tens of thousands of years, and share their culture in a spectacular display.
You'll participate in a Dreamtime Walk and learn to play the didgeridoo; a large instrument made from a hollowed tree.
Many indigenous Aboriginal tribes were nomadic and relied on hunting to eat. Some of the tools used were the boomerang and spear - Throw a boomerand and watch a spear throwing demonstration.
You'll also adore the music and dancing extravaganza, and watch out for a surprise at the end of the show!
Explore this World Heritage Kuranda rainforest from a unique perspective aboard an amphibious World War II Army Duck! This authentic vehicle from a long gone era uses a 6 wheel drive to manoeuvre hills and ravines, and a rudder to propel itself through creeks and rivers!
Enjoy the ride of your life crossing the various terrain on a guided tour, as your Duck Captain identifies and shares facts on the wildlife and land.
Locals and visitors have both spotted a water dragon sunning on the shore, and even a cassowary in the bushes!
Your tour will lead you to a spectacular tropical fruit orchid, where rare delights like the Miracle Fruit tree grows; a berry that can magically turn sweet to sour and vice versa on your tongue!
You'll be riding among the largest fleet of Army Ducks in Australia, on this truly remarkable rainforest journey of a lifetime.
This beautiful little village in the mountains has been attracting travellers for over a century now. Quaint and picturesque, Kuranda is home to unique boutiques, fresh-food eateries and quirky colourful markets.
In the galleries and market stalls, you can buy anything from painted didgeridoos, handcrafted jewellery, locally-designed clothing, candleholders, bags, and shells!
Why not explore this tropical rainforest haven while munching on some home-made toffee fudge, local exotic fruit ice cream, and a sumptuous BBQ buffet lunch. Kuranda is so unique, in fact, it even has its own amphibian; the Myola tree frog is found only in the streams of this little town worldwide!
Enter the largest butterfly flight aviary in the entire world at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda Village.
Home to over 2000 species of winged-creatures, you'll be stunned with visual wonder at the swirl of arresting colour. In the aviary you'll see a flitting rainbow array, as these incredible creatures stretch their wings, sometimes landing on your nose!
Don't miss the glorious greens and yellows of the Monarch and Birdwing and the treasure of Australia's butterfly kingdom; the dazzling sapphire-coloured Ulysses.
There are educational exhibits along the way and a UV lightroom to see which butterflies glow in the dark.
There is also a myth and legend Butterfly Lovers'Bridge since butterflies have always been the subject of both Dreamtime stories and universal folklore.
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Departs Cairns 7:45am - Returns Cairns 4:30pm
January - December
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - Sunday
Excludes Christmas Day
8.00 hours (approx)
Languages: the Army Duck tour and the Pamagirri Aboriginal experience have pamphlets available in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, Spanish, German and Italian
Ramps and paved pathways available throughout the park
The Pamagirri Aboriginal Cultural centre is accessible with a designated viewing platform at the amphitheatre
Access to the Wildlife section is paved for viewing of all animals
The amphibious Army Ducks can be boarded from platform 2 with barriers removed, seats are higher for ease of transfer from wheelchair
Visual information available
Accessible toilet facilities located next to the restaurant
All cancellations must be in writing.
Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.
Please see our Terms and Conditions for details prior to booking.
Operator's Cancellation Policy: 100% cancellation fee applies to day tours if cancelled within 24 hours prior to departure or no shows.
Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.
Tour Code: 164