Top things to do

Arts & Crafts in Kuranda

Kuranda Arts Co-Op

The creative heart of Kuranda exists at the Kuranda Arts Co-op.
Wildlife Reserve in Kuranda

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Australia's largest butterfly aviary has over 1500 tropical butterflies. Half-hour tours are available.
Bird Sanctuary in Kuranda


Birdworld re-creates the habitats of over 80 species in its unique rainforest environment. Not for orinthophobes.
Bakery in Kuranda

Annabel's Pantry

With around 25 pie varieties, including kangaroo and veggo.
Market in Kuranda

Heritage Markets

These markets hawk Australiana souvenirs by the busload, and are home to a handful of wildlife sanctuaries. If they're feeling friendly, you can cuddle a koala (or pat wombats and wallabies) at the Kuranda Koala Gar…
Park in Kuranda


Kuranda's rainforest twitters, growls and snaps with all manner of creatures. To get a sense of it, take a shuttle bus (adults $10, children $5) to this enormous tourist park outside of town, with its wildlife sect…
Market in Kuranda

Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets

Operating since 1978, these markets are the best place to see local artists at work and hippies at play. Pick up all manner of folksy arts and crafts, and sample local honey and fruit wines.
Cafe in Kuranda

Kuranda Coffee Republic

Food is basically limited to biscotti, but who cares when the coffee’s this good? You can see – and smell – the locally grown beans being roasted on site.
Cafe in Kuranda


Frogs has been a stayer on the Kuranda eat-scene since 1980: even the local water dragons hang out here. Relaxed and casual with a menu including gourmet salads and tasting platters of roo, emu, croc, barra and tige…
Wildlife Reserve in Kuranda

Kuranda Koala Gardens

Check out native Aussie animals including koalas, wallabies, wombats and reptiles galore.