Rainforestation Nature Park, Kuranda

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From elevated walkways through the trees or aboard an all-terrain, amphibious World War II Army Duck, you can explore the 404,686 sq m (100 acres) of World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest at Rainforestation Nature Park. Knowledgeable guides point out and explain the abundance of native plants and animals, including over 40 varieties of exotic fruits, as well as koalas, crocodiles, snakes, and dingoes. The park also works to support and preserve Australia’s indigenous culture. After watching a corroboree--a traditional dance--performance by local Aborigines, you can try your hand at throwing a boomerang or playing the didgeridoo. Using our international travel planner, Kuranda attractions like Rainforestation Nature Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience of the rainforest tour from the army duck-great experience, Howard who toured the Aboriginal experience was fantastic and truly a great person to show all ab...  more »
  • Although at first it seemed the typical Park for tourists, with caged animals, it was a great choice as a further visit to the great barrier reef in Cairns. We take the package "rain forest grand experience" with blue tropics, which included us visit this park, with a lunch buffet very OK, variable and rich, the opportunity to take a photo with a Koala (20aud), an exhibition of aboriginal dances, that to the principle seemed that it was going to be a torture, but it made us laugh. Those aborigines yourself, teach you later to throw the boomerang, the Javelin and touch the dinderingo (native instrument). They also have a small zoo with kangaroos free montsant, loa that you can feed, koallas, wallabies, giant crocodiles, dingoes, etc. Fotoa fueling to the free canguroa Hacerae while you caress them, already worth the entire trip. The full package also includes an an Army Duck tour, an amphibious truck of the second world war, explaining you about the Australian rainforest and plants more dangerous in the area. Our guide, john, was of the maa fun, like the rest of the team of the Park. Highly recommended activity.
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  • We stopped at Rainforestation Nature Park on our way to Kuranda village. We enjoyed the Army Duck trip, which was indeed unique. There were various activities including a lesson in throwing a boomeran...  more »
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  • The "Rainforestation Nature Park" is a must visit!! It is great value for money when you book the package including the park, the ride on the army duck and the aboriginal experience. The park is great and has a very relaxed feel. Staff is friendly and welcoming. Smaller than other parks, however, the park tour which is offered was very informative! You learn a lot about the animals in the park which was great fun. There is a kangaroo feeding area which was also great fun (and there is lots of other animals to explore in the park). The army duck ride was also very great fun! You will go on a ride through the forest area and learn a lot about native plants. Then the army duck turns into a boat which is a great and fun experience. Don't miss out on this piece of history - the army ducks in the park are original army ducks from world war 2. The aboriginal experience is perhaps a bit more on the casual side, however, very fun and very informative. After the show, you will get an introduction to throwing boomerangs, how to play the didgeridoo and spear throwing. All three activities were very informative and fun, especially since the groups are small. We had a great day and package is really great value for money!
  • I went with my friend from Germany and we had a great time. The Army Duck guide, Duncan, was terrific and would definitely recommend the Army Duck tour. My favorite part of the day was throwing a boomerang!
  • The duck trip was fun and informative. The aboriginal dancing was funny and interesting to watch. We enjoyed throwing the boomerang, learning about the didgeroo and watching the spear throwing. My 8 year old was very impressed.
  • The Wildlife park was quite old and seemed pretty lifeless. The kangaroos didn't want to be fed, and many cages were empty. The dreamtime tour was pretty short, for the high price, and the tour guide was not motivated at all, as was the case with most of the staff. All in all a disappointing experience, especially considering the high price. Our time in Kuranda would have been better spent elsewhere.
  • I have to say I was a little dissapointed with the park and two of three experiences. The wildlife exhibits were lifeless and made me feel pretty bad for the animals, that and my mood wasn't exactly helped by the unnecessary sexist jokes made by my guide. The dream time walk was short and I felt like my guide didn't want to be there, i was the only one he was presenting to but he spoke as if there were many people in the group. The saving grace was the army duck which was pretty interesting, my guide Brendan was great and delivered his spiel well. I'm not sure where I was expecting the army ducks to go but it wasn't in a circle around a dam. But compared to the other experiences the army duck was by far the best. People not from Australia may get a kick out of the park for the simple fact of the animals but I wouldn't recommend it for Australian locals.

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