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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Kuranda
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Located in Kuranda Village, this popular aviary is home to more than 1,500 tropical butterflies indigenous to Australia.
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Kuranda
Category: Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
Owner description: The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of World Heritage Listed... more » Owner description: The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of World Heritage Listed rainforest, steep ravines and picuresque waterfalls within the Barron Gorge National Park. This famous railway winds its way from Cairns to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest. Constructed between 1882 and 1891 it is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude. Hundreds of men were employed to build the 15 hand-made tunnels and 37 bridges that stand as a monument to the pioneers of tropical North Queensland « less
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Kuranda
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: Home to the largest single collection of free flying birds in Australia (some 500 of them!), Birdworld Kuranda in the... more » Owner description: Home to the largest single collection of free flying birds in Australia (some 500 of them!), Birdworld Kuranda in the Australian highlands of the Atherton Tablelands displays no less than 75 species of the most spectacular birds from all corners of the planet - as well as from the earth’s fast diminishing rainforests.Visitors are free to wander through the lush, tropically landscaped bird sanctuary to observe the birds in their own specific - yet natural - habitats. Two lakes connected by a tumbling waterfall for example are home to waterbirds such as stilts, herons and Australia’s own unique Black Swan. In Birdworld's rainforest canopy overhead, blue, gold and scarlet Macaws dazzle with colourful brilliance as they soar above the tree tops. One outstanding Birdworld denizen not to be missed is that rare avian giant, the Cassowary - an Australian bird now officially enlisted as endangered.Designed to "create a centre where birds would be showcased in their natural environment without the barriers of cages coming between them and their admiring public", Birdworld Kuranda is a photographer's paradise. (And without those barriers, visitors often find a feathered friend nestling on their shoulder - a golden photo opportunity!) Birdworld Kuranda can provide guided tours for all group bookings. « less
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Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Kuranda
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
Nature park about one half hour from Cairns with a wildlife park, duck tours, Aboriginal dancers.
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Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in Kuranda
Owner description: Kuranda Koala Gardens is situated in the heart of Kuranda and gives you the opportunity to see some of Australia's most... more » Owner description: Kuranda Koala Gardens is situated in the heart of Kuranda and gives you the opportunity to see some of Australia's most unique wildlife up close.We have a variety of wildlife for you to see including:-Koalas: Lots of opportunity to observe our koalas doing what they do best - eating, sleeping and looking adorable. Fossil evidence shows that koalas originally lived in rainforest environments. As Australia became drier, they adapted to eat Eucalypt leaves, which replaced much of the country's rainforests.Koala Photos: Take the opportunity to 'Cuddle a Koala' and receive a great souvenir digital photo (extra cost). Kuranda Koala Gardens is one of only a handful of places in the world where you can actually cuddle a koala. Our adherence to a strict "Government Code Of Practice" ensures the health and wellbeing of our furry friends.Freshwater Crocodiles: Another Australian native - perhaps not as endearing as the Koala but a fascinating part of the eco system, is the Freshwater Crocodile. This is one of the two Australian saurians - the other being the Saltwater Crocodile. The Saltie does not function well in the cooler climes of the mountain regions but is on display at Cairns Tropical Zoo and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.Kangaroos & Wallabies: Australia has a large variety of these macropods and you will see swamp wallabies, parma wallabies, eastern grey kangaroos and red legged pademelons amongst others. Snakes: Australia is home to many snakes, both deadly and harmless. Enjoy a unique 'up close' experience with pythons when you enter their domain in Australia's first 'Walk Through Snake House'.Wombats: This quaint marsupial is an Australian favourite. They are often playful and quick to learn. However, as they sleep quite a lot, their intelligence is often underestimated! They lay claim to being the world's largest burrowing animal and can dig up to two metres of burrow in one night.Lizards, Monitors and other Reptiles: Australia is home to an amazing selection of reptiles and there are lots on display. See Dragons and Monitors with their long forked tongues, and much more. Many of these creatures have great camouflage techniques - see what you can spot in their enclosure!Kuranda Koala Gardens is part of the Freeman Family owned and operated Wildlife Tropical North Queensland Group. Other wildlife experiences under this banner include Cairns Night Zoo, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Cairns Tropical Zoo. « less
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Ranked #7 of 14 attractions in Kuranda
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers; Amusements
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Ranked #8 of 14 attractions in Kuranda
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Fruit bat rehabilitation center
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Ranked #9 of 14 attractions in Kuranda
Owner description: Honey House Kuranda was established in 1959, to showcase and promote the many distinctive honeys from North Queensland.... more » Owner description: Honey House Kuranda was established in 1959, to showcase and promote the many distinctive honeys from North Queensland. Visitors can watch bees make honey in the glass fronted observation hives, taste honeys from the local area and learn about these amazing insects from beekeeper, Trish. Honey House Kuranda only offers the highest quality, raw honeys from the region. « less
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Ranked #10 of 14 attractions in Kuranda
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Ranked #11 of 14 attractions in Kuranda
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
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Owner description: Horse Riding / Equestrian Centre that offers private riding lessons and trail riding tours through the beautiful rainforest... more » Owner description: Horse Riding / Equestrian Centre that offers private riding lessons and trail riding tours through the beautiful rainforest trails bordering the Barron Valley National Park « less
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