Rainforestation Nature Park, Kuranda

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#2 of 6 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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  • I went on a package tour. Kangaroos grazing in the Park is a koala hug photos are fun, though! Can be so small and cute, who is no stranger to touch! Sells bait, too, so even want to call close to look to buy? Even large crocodile is narrower in the garden, and staff. But is really small so don't need 30 minutes. Also rode in the amphibious vehicle. Clean here even if you happen to experience it!
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  • What a great place to visit to to learn about the rainforest, indigenous culture and Australian animals! For a price of $50 you can get a Tour which includes a ride On Army duck (vehicle and boat in o...  more »
  • Loved every minute of this park! great place to learn and get close to animals. You get to pet kangaroos, which is a great experience in it's self. Very close to the city so renting a car is a must, d...  more »
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  • Great price for locals. I have a 1yo and 3yo. They loved the animals and being able to pat a wallaby. The army ducks are awesome and the guide was very informative and knowledgeable. The only thing we could fault was the entry, we had a pram and had to go up a driveway which if anything was just a pain. Friendly staff and great service. Thanks guys for a great day.
  • Small Park. Trip in the DUKW is through nice rain forest but difficult to see anything but plants and scenery. Our guide/driver was not particularly knowledgeable. Aboriginal activities are interesting but conducted as scheduled groups. Not much time to explore and participate. The zoo was particularly small and though they included most everything/animals and provided free guided tours, it was minimal compared to other parks in the area.
  • I went with a tour group. The entire thing felt a bit rushed. The schedule was very packed and it felt more like they were trying to cram in all these things for the sake of doing them. I'd recommend skipping out of some of the activities and taking some time to explore the park and take pictures with the koalas and kangaroos
  • Staff was so friendly, despite this rude German tourist who kept trying to cut me in line for the koala picture. Koalas are why I came to Australia, and it was so much fun! I luckily followed this funny couple back into what I discovered was a zoo where they had many animals and kangaroos running freely. The only weird part was I had no idea it was there, I just happened to see people go through these big double doors and was curious. I loved the aboriginal demonstrations and performances. Great gift shop, too! Just make sure if you take the public bus, you stand out on the corner of the street if it's the last bus of the day or they will miss you on their way up the hill to get you on their way back. This isn't a bus stop.
  • The army ducks are super cool. Only problem is when the driver stops in the blazing sun to offer a tidbit of info about a local plant. Army duck tours are offered in different languages which is good and it was fun cruising through the river in these amphibious vehicles. Try the lychee gelato- it is sublime! Animal enclosure is small but ok. Don't bother buying the kangaroo food- they preferred eating blades of grass.
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