Kuranda National Park, Kuranda

4.3
#6 of 6 in Wildlife in Kuranda
Kuranda National Park is a national park in Far North Queensland, Australia. Like many national parks in the area it belongs to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The park protects an important wildlife corridor in which rainforest and open eucalypt forest predominate. Walking, mountain biking and four-wheel driving are popular recreational activities.
Kuranda National Park provides habitat for the endangered southern cassowary, the rare Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo and the Victoria's riflebird. The fungal disease Myrtle rust has been found in the park.
The park covers 27100ha of mountainous tropical forest north west of Cairns. To its north is Mowbray National Park, north east Macalister Range National Park, in the east is Smithfield Conservation Park, south is Barron Gorge National Park and in the west is Kuranda West Forest Reserve. Kuranda National Park occupies parts of Mona Mona, Mount Molloy, Macalister Range and Kuranda. This includes parts of Cairns Region and the Mareeba Shire local government areas. It covers some of the most easterly parts of the Mitchell River water catchment, the Barron River catchment and several coastal creeks to the north of Cairns.
See Kuranda National Park and all Kuranda has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kuranda road trip site .
Source
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Kuranda National Park
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Kuranda National Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
37 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Easy access to Kuranda village via Skyrail and thereafter easy walking to enjoy the Park. Lots of interesting bird sounds although didn’t see many species  more »
  • We have visited Kuranda Village previously taking the train and Skyway option and decided to take the car this time and do some walking in the rainforest. There are a number of lovely walks starting f...  more »
  • This rainforest reserve is around the city of Kuranda. It can be easily accessed from Cairn via the Skyrail or the tourist railway. In both you get beautiful views of the forest with panoramic indas. The forest has a great diversity of species and an endless amount of green aorboles and plants. While it may be less attractive than coral reefs, if you spend more than a day in Cairns it's worth taking the time to get to know it.
    View original
Google
  • I just have to go back to Kuranda. I loved the Butterfly Sanctuary, it was gorgeous. Loved the Butterfly shop too. Great shops with lots of choices as I headed back to the Skyrail & the ride back down on the Gondolas was spectacular to say the least. The stops to walk in the rainforest & view the waterfall are a must. Definitely must visit Kuranda & Cairns again! 💖
  • good down hill mtb
  • I've been here last February with my family and it was a great experience. I'd suggest you go for sky rail one way and if possible have someone pick you up (by car) when you reached the top, that way you'll be able to save some $$. There are a few markets that you'll be able to explore which is pretty good to buy some souvenirs. Highly recommended.
  • I Love this place so much!, I moved up here 6 Years ago after 30 years in Cairns!, Come and see us you'll love it to❤❤
  • Kuranda National Park is a beautiful place to visit. It is a little touristy but the locals are friendly and I recommend taking the train one way and the sky rail the other. There are two quaint markets and a butterfly house, a small zoo, a reptile house and jewelry shops.
Places to stay near Kuranda National Park

Plan your trip to Kuranda

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Kuranda

View all >
4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h

Side trips from Kuranda

4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Kid-friendly things to do in Kuranda

3.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
1.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Shopping in Kuranda

4.6
Duration: 1​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.1
Duration: 30​min

Hidden gems in Kuranda

4.7
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 30​min
5.0
Duration: 30​min
4.8
Duration: 30​min

Nearby attractions in Kuranda

5.0
Duration: 3​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 30​min
4.6
Duration: 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Plans to Kuranda National Park by other users

47 days in Australia BY A USER FROM ROMANIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Port Douglas BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 27 days in Port Douglas BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Palm Cove BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Port Douglas BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Trinity Beach BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM FINLAND September, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Cairns Region & Kuranda BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Kuranda BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 31 days in Port Douglas BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans