Rainforestation & Kuranda Tour

  • Rainforestation Nature Park, including:
    • Army Duck and Tropical Fruit Orchard
    • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
    • Koala and Wildlife Park
  • Time to explore Kuranda Village

This Rainforestation Kuranda Tour will teach you about Australian native species as well as Indigenous Australian culture. Discover the Kuranda Village and the surrounding Rainforest.

Rainforestation Nature Park

Start your day by traveling by bus to Rainforestation in Kuranda. Through dance and song, you can learn about Aboriginal culture. They will teach you not only how to throw a boomerang, but also how to throw a spear! Before visiting the Tropical Fruit Orchards, take a ride on the WWII Army Duck. Visit with some native animals, such as the Koalas who are waiting for a cuddle!

Army Duck cruising in water
The Army Duck can go from a land tour into a Boat Cruise with ease.

The Army Duck

The DUKW (nicknamed Duck) is a six-wheel-drive amphibious version of World War II’s 2-ton CCKW vehicles. DUKWs are still used for tourist transport around the world.

Twelve of these vintage cars may be found in Rainforestation. Each has a 6-wheel driving system, a propeller, and a rudder.  With seating for up to 30 passengers, it is quite comfortable! During your tour, your Duck Captain will point out flora and fauna as you pass by. Enjoy a 45-minute rainforest tour before driving into the lake. Now it has turned into a boat cruise! Along the way, you may see even more animals. After your Army Duck tour, it is time to visit the tropical fruit orchard. Here you can learn about over 60 different exotic tropical fruit plants.

Koala and Wildlife Park

Koalas at Rainforestation
Visit with iconic Australian Animals like Koalas.

The Koala and Wildlife Park is home to many Australian native animals. Some of which you can get up close and personal with! You may spend as much time as you like exploring the Wildlife Park. With many raised boardwalks that give good views of the surrounding area. In fact, see what Australian critters and reptiles you can spot.



Hand feeding kangaroos at the wildlife park
Hand feed the free-roaming Kangaroos found at the Wildlife Park.

Hand feed the kangaroos and wallabies who roam freely on the grounds. Keep a lookout for the critically endangered cassowary and Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo. Meet Juliet, our sneaky wombat, and other natural wildlife. Ricky, the cheeky Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo, may also be found. You may also find a variety of pythons and lizards at the Reptile House. By all means, don’t forget to pay a visit to the Koalas!

Crocodile Feeding, Dingo Enrichment, and Macropod Feeding are just a few of the Wildlife Presentations available during the day. Remember that your Wildlife Park Admission includes unlimited re-entry on the day of your visit, so come back as often as you like.

Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience

Rainforestation Nature Park preserves and celebrates Indigenous Australian culture. Here you can learn about the Dreamtime as well as old customs.

Guests learning traditional tribal dances with the Pamagirri Experience
Take part in the traditional dance with the Pamagirri Dance Show.

A dance show and a Dreamtime walk are part of the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience. The Pamagirri Dance Performance takes place in a stunning rainforest arena. Watch as they tell you a story about animals, food-collecting, and hunting. Let the tale unfold with the didgeridoo and clapsticks. Not only can you learn how to make a didgeridoo but also how to use it. See how they play these by making animal noises such as kangaroos and kookaburras!

Make sure to keep a careful eye on the performance! Because there is a surprise at the end for the audience!

Kuranda Village

Join the 100% Electric Bus to travel back into Kuranda Village. With buses running between 12 Noon and 2 pm, you can choose when you travel! You’ll soon see why Kuranda has been a popular tourist spot since the early 1900s. The village is full of colour, with interesting stores, musicians, and artists everywhere you look! With lush green rainforest everywhere you look, you will feel as though you are in paradise!

Sooner or later it will be time to wrap up the day. So it is time to meet your shuttle outside the Butterfly Sanctuary for your journey home.

Choose your option to join this tour with or without lunch, or even add on entry to the Butterfly Sanctuary. So plan your trip the way you want!

Want to travel to and from Kuranda in style? The Kuranda Train and Rainforestation tour includes a one-way transfer with the iconic Kuranda Scenic Railway.


  • Rainforestation
    • Army Duck and Tropical Fruit Orchard
    • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
    • Koala and Wildlife Park
  • Kuranda Village


  • 8:40 am – Travel to Rainforestation by Coach
  • 9:15 am – Arrive at Kuranda Rainforestation
    • Army Duck Rainforest Tour with Tropical Fruit Orchard
    • Pamagirri Dance Performance
    • Pamagirri Dreamtime Walk
    • Koala and Wildlife Park.
  • 12:00 – 2:00 pm – Transfer into Kuranda Village, time to explore at your own pace
  • 4:00 pm – Return transfer to your Cairns Hotel.


Included in your tour

  • Entry to Rainforestation Nature Park with the following:
    • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience – Dance Performance and Dreamtime Walk
    • Army Duck Rainforest and Tropical Fruit Orchard Tour
    • Koala and Wildlife Park
  • Free time to explore Kuranda village
  • Return Coach Transfers to and from your Cairns City Hotel

Optional Extras

Additionally, you can choose to upgrade this tour to include either:

  • Rainforestation Pamagirri Rainforest Walkabout
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Aussie BBQ Lunch

What to bring

We suggest to bring the following:

  • Hat, Sunscreen and Sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Camera

How to get there

Hotel Pickup and Dropoff are included.

Important Information

Rainforestation is Wheelchair accessible. Please let us know at the time of booking if any mobility assistance is required.

While the Kuranda Village is quite small, there is a lot of walking involved. The main street is slightly inclined. A low-moderate level of fitness will be able to move around with ease.

Due to COVID-19 some stallholders, markets and attractions in Kuranda may be closed. With this in mind, the markets are closed from Monday through to Wednesday. However, they will be open on Public Holidays that fall on a Monday.



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278 Hartley StCairnsQueensland, 4870
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