Hop aboard for a 45-minute calm-water cruise along the Barron River, or opt for an hour-long interpretive rainforest walk in a secluded spot accessible only by boat.

You'll find Kuranda Riverboat on the jetty behind the train station; buy tickets (cash only) for the cruise on board, or book online for the walk.

The last boat returns at 3.15pm, in time for the 3.30pm train back to Cairns.