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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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Great time on the river away from crowds

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chris G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
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 

Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

So we paid our $18 AUS and 35 minutes later... should have been 45 - we were back. And sadly that just about sums it up. I am personally surprised at the number of positive reviews. We fed a few fish and saw a couple of turtles, but the crocs did not show and there were no birds.... the chap... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. Would you please let me know what day you travelled on the riverboat? We do not guarantee that you will see crocodiles or any other wildlife for that matter, as it is impossible to know this in advance and we state this on our website and brochures. Crocodiles may spend more time under water when... More 

Christchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

Having travelled to Kuranda on the train and had a walk around the village we decided to go on the river trip before our trip down on Skyrail. It was the perfect way to spend some time. We did not see much in the way of wildlife but the trip was very informative. The boat we caught got us back... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

40min will fly by in this very relaxing boat ride in Kuranda. Spotted one of the resident crocs getting some tan. The ride was so relaxing that I was getting sleepy. One to do if you want to get up close and personal with the locals (crocs, fish, etc). Mind you, it was just a very short trip along the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

This cruise was so cheap, only $18 each, and it was very enjoyable. The guide was informative and friendly and the view was amazing. I would certainly recommend it.

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