Rainforestation Nature Park, Kuranda

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#3 of 7 in Outdoors in Kuranda
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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  • Lovely park lots to see on the duck tour though short it was informative Make sure you arrive on time We didn’t get to visit the animal park as our tour offered options Lunch, duck tour and animals or...  more »
  • Nice for people who have not been anywhere else. However, for us it appeared to be a little on the lame side. The Army Duck tour was a major disappointment.  more »
  • The Rainforestation Nature Park was worth a stop, with fabulous collection of local animals and indigenous cultural experiences on offer, as well as a lovely cafe. If your time is limited it will give...  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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