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“Rainforest viewed from the river” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kuranda River Boat

Kuranda River Boat
Barron River | P.O.box 38, Kuranda, Queensland 4881, Australia
0412 159 212
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Tours depart from our riverside landing below the Kuranda Railway Station & Skyrail Over the Railway foot bridge and down the stairs. PLEASE PAY CASH ON THE BOAT No credit card facilities available. 45 min Rainforest Rivercruise Departs 10.45am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm 2.30pm daily All tours are subject to seasonal river conditions or group bookings.
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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“Rainforest viewed from the river”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The day we visited Kuranda, the Skyrail cableway broke, so at the end of the day we were sent back to Cairns by bus and did not get to enjoy what we had been looking forward to most of all - the magnificent view of the rainforest from above. A real letdown. In this respect Kuranda River Boat saved our day, as we were able to see the rainforest from the river and watch at least some wildlife (birds and turtles). It was a unique experience, exciting and yet so peaceful. For 15 AUD definitely the best value attraction in Kuranda.

Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Nice trip down the river for 45 minutes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This boat trip in Kuranda is very nice-the captain is very knowledgeable about the area and we got to see a croc and birds and the rainforest. Birds actually nest in his boat so they were flying in and out which was cool..

Visited December 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“This is a "MUST-DO" in Kuranda”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Please do yourselves a favor and make this river cruise a priority during your day in Kuranda. We had read about this cruise in Frommer's and knew we wanted to give it a try. We had a bit of trouble finding the signs, not because they were not posted, but because us humans tend to follow one another like sheep. When I think of all the people who missed this experience, I feel very badly for them as they missed a great 45 minute trip. We found and followed the signs down to the river and met Warren, who told us the next cruise would be leaving in an hour, so we wandered around the Train Station and waited. We were so glad that we did. We saw amazing tree canopies from the river upward, fed the turtles and the fish and learned a lot about nature and the rainforest in this area of the world. We also got an insight into the local weather and living conditions. So folks, look for the signs before taking the free shuttle bus to the Markets, you can do that later. Note: Cruise is Cash Only

Visited January 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Best think about our day in Kurunda.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

We got to the village in the rainforest and to be perfectly honest we weren't very impressed. The shops were filled with cheap touristy things and it wasn't what we were expecting at all. Thank god we sat down to have a look on the internet for other things we could do in the area. The boat trip came up and we thought we would give it a go.
The tour guide DJ was great. He knew loads about the area and was funny and passionate. We saw turtles, fish, birds and even crocs!
It was really great, a must do if you are going to Kurunda and a bargain at only $15.

Visited January 2014
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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“An excellent cruise to see the wildlife”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Luckily for us we were the only people aboard the cruise and can't understand why people didn't stop to take the time to enjoy the tour. The only thing I can think is that people don't research what they want to do when they go to Kuranda. The guide was brilliant explaining about crocodiles and naming the different birds and fish found in the river. We thought it was brilliant value for money.

Visited December 2013
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