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Address: Barron River Esplanade | Below Kuranda Railway/Skyrail Stations, Kuranda, Queensland 4881, Australia
Phone Number: +61 412 159 212
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10:45 am - 3:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:45 am - 3:15 pm
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Tours depart from our riverside jetty below the Kuranda Railway/Skyrail...

Tours depart from our riverside jetty below the Kuranda Railway/Skyrail Stations, over the railway footbridge and down the stairs.

Book online via our website or pay cash ONLY on the boat.

45 min Rainforest Rivercruise

Departs 10.45am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm 2.30pm daily

All tours are subject to group bookings and seasonal river conditions.

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$14*
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Kuranda Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise
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$23*
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Kuranda Guided Interpretive Rainforest Walk Including Refreshments

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Excellent knowledge and saw loads

The tour guide was excellent, and had so much local knowledge of the area. We saw loads of crocodiles, got to feed the turtles, and he told us all about the different species of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Amy G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour guide was excellent, and had so much local knowledge of the area. We saw loads of crocodiles, got to feed the turtles, and he told us all about the different species of fish in the river. Would definitely recommend doing this, especially if you want to see a Croc in the wild!!

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Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and I am glad you had an enjoyable experience on the Kuranda Riverboat. More 

La Roche-sur-Yon, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crocodiles are little and we don't see them very well. If it's only to see fish.. If you really want to see crocodiles, you have better place

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Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this review

Thank your your comments. Our river cruise does not guarantee that you will see freshwater crocodiles, which are smaller than saltwater crocodiles. Most people are very pleased to see wildlife in their natural habitat. The cruise is designed to experience the river and rainforest environment in all its natural beauty. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This river ride is an excellent value for money and a great trip! See crocodiles sunning themselves on logs, river turtles, exotic birds and fish. The most spectacular part of the cruise is the peace, smells and colours of the rainforest - over 1300 types of trees and other vegetation presents you with every possible shade of green. Not a... More 

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Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this review

Really glad you enjoyed the cruise and thanks very much for the great review. More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this experience.Informative and a calm trip with friendly guide who loves nature.Just nice to be on the river and extras were seeing a croc, ducks,turtles and birds.

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Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the great review. The river is a great place to spend some time and I'm glad you enjoyed it too. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a great 45 minute relaxing cruise along the river. Very informative, genial host. We saw lots of wildlife and learned a lot of interesting facts about the area. Highly recommend the 10.45 tour as we were the only 2 of 9 on the boat at this time. This made for a great escape from the crowds in the village.... More 

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Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful comments Chris and the great photo of the crocs. More 

Queenstown New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

At the 10.45 departure we were the only passengers because the arrivals from the train and cableway tend to go first to the markets. Despite this we got an excellent, personal and knowledgable tour. We sighted three freshwater crocodiles, also fish, turtles and the history of the Kuranda settlement was outlined. The large variety older forest trees were pointed out.

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Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this review

Thanks for taking a trip on the Kuranda Riverboat and for your review. Glad you enjoyed your cruise. More 

Nantes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Excellent time on the Riverboat. The guide is very friendly and landscape is beautiful. Fish, ducks, turtles, several crocodiles! and many birds following the boat. An activity in a wilderness area. Very relaxing.

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Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this review

Thanks very much Elodie for the fantastic photos you posted. I'm glad you had an excellent time on the Kuranda Riverboat. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Great experience in Barron River cruise today with Warren at the helm, who was friendly, funny & informative. Highly recommend when visiting Kuranda.. Thankyou

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Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Very pleased you enjoyed your cruise. If you have any photos of your cruise please feel free to post them on TripAdvisor or on our Facebook page. More 

Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Great afternoon on the river. You can easily fit a 45minute cruise in on a day trip and so glad we did! Learnt so much more about the region. Lots of things we would have missed out on if we left the cute little village without this trip. Saw a croc too ;)

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Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review of your cruise on the Kuranda Riverboat. More 

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We had time to kill and this tour was the perfect way to spend 45 mins, also it was a nice shelter from the rain. The kids loved seeing the turtles and feeding the fish and the tour guide was very informative.

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Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this review

Thanks Michelle for coming on the Kuranda Riverboat. Great to hear you enjoyed the tour. More 

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